Rachele was working at I: project space in June 2018. Her residency was funded by NCTM foundation.
Residence: Rachele Maistrello
Rachele Maistrello was working at I: project space in June 2018. Her residency was funded by NCTM foundation.
Her practice has mainly been focused around different aspects of the deconstruction of clichés, through an attitude based on a private relationships method in suburban environments, in which the photographic medium is used as a social instrument of estrangement. In her research, the sumptuousness of kitsch, the contradiction of the tautological and the iconology of the peripheral are the upshot of an ongoing attempt to come closer to people and their own private heroism. She mainly couples photography with performance, but her love of Internet, the great outdoors and deviation often lead her towards unlikely visual hybrids. From her rich list of visual notes, emerge images that slip between the order of the true, of the uncertain and of the false. To understand their nature, we are obliged to study, with a semiotic eye, the cuts of the framing, the origin of the light source and the possible presence of reflexes.
Her work has been shown at BYOB, 54.Biennal of Venice, Italy (2011); the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Milan, Italy (2012); MSUM Museum, Ljubljana (2013), Unseen Fair, Amsterdam (2017); PhotoEspana, Madrid (2018), La Triennale, Milano (2018).
Website: Rachele Maistrello
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