Paolo Gioli & Roberta Valtorta

Thursday, October 11, 2018–6:00 PM
AAR Lecture Room
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy
Paolo Gioli and Roberta Valtorta

Detail of Paolo Gioli, Pugno stenopeico, 1989

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: The Body.

To inaugurate the exhibition Paolo Gioli: Anthropolaroid, the artist will speak about his work in conversation with the photography critic and historian Roberta Valtorta.

One of the most respected specialists in Italian photography, Valtorta has collaborated with Paolo Gioli for many years. In 1996, Valtorta curated the retrospective dedicated to Gioli’s work held at the Palazzo degli Esposizioni in Rome. Most recently, she contributed an essay to the volume Paolo Gioli, Etruschi Polaroid 1984, published this year by Humboldt Books. Together, the artist and critic will consider Gioli’s representations of the human body, his contemporary dialogue with classical antiquity, and his experimental approach to the Polaroid medium.

Gioli is the Richard Grubman and Caroline Mortimer Photographer-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome for 2018–19.