THE ARCHIVE YOU DESERVE – T.A.Y.D
Curated by the platform Photocaptionist
In some way you become political when you don’t have a chance to be poetic
To dive into Lorenzo Tricoli’s universe, and into the spirit of the open work The Archive You Deserve – T.A.Y.D., the author, a master of playful irreverence and politically incorrectness, guides us through some necessary premises:
1. Do not believe the news.
2. If you are not angry what kind of person are you? (Ken Loach)
3. People have the power. (Patti Smith)
4. The poor are always right. (Goffredo Parise)
Concerned with the tragicomic Italian history, with pain and human suffering, as well as the mysterious relationship between photography and words, Tricoli initiated a long and unprecedented research that developed into the archive-work The Archive You Deserve (T.A.Y.D.). Taking the form of an open-end archive, that accumulates, catalogues and remixes photographs, newspaper clippings, books, magazines and other documents of various nature that were collected over a period of several years, T.A.Y.D. is constantly evolving like an organism, while new material is added and reassembled in temporary installations or books. This archive is presented by the author with its very specific personality: “it is angry, it firmly believes in mankind and is compassionate”. However, “like the virtual archive of the Internet, it remains impalpable and evanescent”, representing “a delirious and ever-changing version of recent Italian history, based on actual documents”.
At the same time, The Archive You Deserve (T.A.Y.D.) is also a mother-work that generates various specific projects, such as Bunga Bunga, (Other) Adventures of Pinocchio and the still unpublished Barricades Will Increase Your Happiness.
Lorenzo Tricoli’s exhibition at Fotografia Europea is the first solo show since his sad passing away in February 2017 and presents his most subversive projects. The exhibition is curated by the photo-literary platform Photocaptionist, directed by Federica Chiocchetti, in collaboration with the artist’s daughter, Mariasole Tricoli, Annalisa Brioschi and the head of the photographic archive of the Panizzi Library, Laura Gasparini.
viale Timavo, 18/a (angolo via della Racchetta)
42121 Reggio Emilia
April 20 › 7pm-11pm
April 21 › 10am-11pm
April 22 › 10am-8pm
from April 25 to June 17
Friday, saturday, Sunday› 10am-8pm
April 25, 26, 30 and May 1 › 10am-8pm
with Federica Chiocchetti and Laura Gasparini
April 21 › 6pm
The work of Lorenzo Tricoli: irriverence, humor and politically incorrect
with Federica Chiocchetti, Emiliano Biondelli, Lina Pallotta and Giulia Zorzi
April 22 › 10.30am
Piazza Martiri del 7 luglio