Paolo Gioli - Conversations/Conversazioni

Paolo Gioli

Richard Grubman and Caroline Mortimer Photographer in Residence
10–15 ottobre 2018
Artist, Lendinara, Italy

Born in 1942, Paolo Gioli was the Richard Grubman and Caroline Mortimer Photographer-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome for 2018–19. He oversaw the installation of Paolo Gioli: Anthropolaroid, an exhibition of photographs and objects made since 1977 using SX-70 instant film, and participated in a Conversations/Conversazioni event with the photography historian Roberta Valtorta. “Consistently testing the possibilities of the Polaroid medium,” Peter Benson Miller wrote in the catalogue, “Gioli has approached its processes so radically that the manufacturer eventually rewrote instruction manuals to acknowledge the expanded potential he (and other artists) had revealed.” He also broke open the sealed capsules and spread the emulsion, like paint, on paper and silk. In addition to the AAR show, Gioli’s work is part of a group exhibition called The Polaroid Project (2017–20), which has been or will be shown in museums in Austria, Canada, Germany, Singapore, and the United States.