The Society for the Encouragement of Arts and Crafts presents SOUND VISION, a photographic exhibition by Giovanni Hänninen. “We see a world in full light, immersed in an enveloping light, with few soft shadows, rather dense with buildings that prevent us from perceiving the horizon, with a cloudless sky, a bit oppressive, the temperature must be high, humidity is also high. 

There are pools of water, fountains, canals, there is no passing car, no passerby, there is only someone on the terraces, but it is not possible to talk to him, he is far away. Because the one who observes and takes pictures and lends his eyes to us is almost never involved in the place, has not approached or moved away from it and now looks at it from above “. 

With these words Piero Orlandi describes the photographs of Giovanni Hänninen on display in the SOUND VISION project curated by Roberta Reineke.

La Società d’Incoraggiamento d’Arti e Mestieri presenta SOUND VISION, una mostra fotografica di Giovanni Hänninen. “Si può vedere un mondo in piena luce, immerso in una luce avvolgente, con poche morbide ombre, piuttosto denso di edifici che ci impediscono di percepire l’orizzonte, con un cielo terso, un po’ opprimente; la temperatura deve essere alta, così come l’umidità. 

Ci sono specchi d’acqua, fontane, canali; non ci sono passanti o macchine in movimento, c’è solo qualcuno sui terrazzi, ma non ci si può parlare, è molto lontano. Dato che colui che osserva, fotografa e ci offre il suo sguardo non è quasi mai coinvolto nel luogo, non si è avvicinato né se ne allontana, ma lo osserva dall’alto”. 

Con queste parole Piero Orlandi descrive le fotografie di Giovanni Hänninen in mostra per il progetto SOUND VISION curato da Roberta Reineke.

Technical sheet

Series of 17 images

Limited edition

Printed on Hahnemühle cotton paper

Dimensions 56 × 37 cm




SIAM 1838, Society of Encouragement of Arts and Crafts – Milan

8th April 2014


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