Dense: Dalston Anatomy. Artist Talk

By Angelina Puschkarski

On August 7th, the Photographers’ Gallery is hosting a talk with Italian artist Lorenzo Vitturi who speaks about his project Dalston Anatomy in-conversation with sociologist Alex Rhys-Taylor who has conducted extensive research at Ridley Road Market.

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Hairy orange, yellow balloons and rotten camote #2, 2013 © Lorenzo Vitturi

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Lorenzo Vitturi is a photographer and sculptor living and working between London and Milan. Formerly a cinema set painter, Vitturi has brought this experience into his photographic practice, which revolves around playful site-specific interventions at the intersection of photography, sculpture and performance. His book Dalston Anatomy was shortlisted for both Aperture and Mack’s First Book Awards and was named among the best books of the year by Martin Parr, Erik Kessels, Alec Soth, The New York Times, The Guardian and more. Solo shows include Foam and two live performances at Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Group exhibitions include Maxxi, Rome; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; La Triennale, Milan and the Shanghai Art Museum. Vitturi was chosen as the winner of the 2014 Photography Prize at Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography.

Alex Rhys-Taylor is a sociologist with a specialism in urban sociology and a particular focus on the relationship between our experiences of cities and histories of change. His work focusses on the multisensory experience of urban space the new forms of association and exclusion mediated through it. He is also engaged in research looking at the the role of cities in disrupting and transforming territories on a wider scale. Committed to the crafting of innovative methods and experimental approaches to urban research, Alex also draws extensively on a long tradition of urban sociology.


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