“A FRIEND” BY IBRAHIM MAHAMA

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A Friend, an Ibrahim Mahama’s large-scale temporary installation (sponsored by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi/curated by curated by Massimiliano Gioni) in Milan. The Ghanese artist wrapped Porta Venezia Gateway with hundreds jute sacks. (Shots taken with Fuji X100)

<Through his research and the transformation of materials, Mahama investigates some of today’s most important issues: migration, globalization, and the circulation of goods and peoples across borders and between nations.> (A Friend press kit)

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PEOPLE – PRIMA LE PERSONE

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Today (March 2) anti-racist rally in Milan with civil society organizations and DJ and political activist Simon Samaki Osagie. PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER! (Shots taken with Fuji X100)

#noborders #fuckracism #people #peoplehavethepower #democracy #resistance #primalepersone #antiracist #insiemesenzamuri

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NINO ROMEO’S “DROIT AU BUT”

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There have been so many ways to narrate migrations. In the last century photography has recorded the stories of those people forced to abandon their lands of origin – because of war, globalization, famine etc. etc. The project of friend photographer Nino Romeo does not focus on people’s faces – the chosen solution by the press and the media – but he prefers to “interrogate” objects that were washed up or abandoned on the beaches. In 2016 Romeo turns up with his camera, a Nikon Coolpix P7800, on the iconic beaches and bays of Capo Teulada, South-west Sardinia, in the places where a landing occurred. Shoes, t-shirts, plastic bottles now faded by the Mediterranean sun seem to have become part of the local wilderness: there is a delicate sense of continuity between the human need/urgency to migrate and Mother Nature’s unchanging and apolitical welcome. Nino Romeo does not judge what he sees; but his twenty color frames launch a cry of alarm to civil society.

NINO ROMEO, Droit au but. Io nato in occidente/Uccidente e i fratelli migranti nati nel mondo di sotto, Abnormal Edizioni 2018

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Photos: © Nino Romeo

STRAIGHT OUTTA ROME’S SUBURB

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Straight outta Rome’s suburb Tuscolano, La Fabbrica dell’assoluto brings to the public’s attention again the sound/voice of George Orwell’s 1984 dystopian reality.

They are as mighty and powerful as the hardest and most organized rock armada and they have a clever intelligence that leads them to look at the past with respect but never with reverence.

La fabbrica dell’assoluto manages a Seventies progressive band’s typical idea of a “concept album” with the critical vision of the contemporary world: the band’s main cultural goal is to celebrate again the marriage between music and civil society.

And if that were not enough, all this is done by the voice of a frontman able to combine the vocal range of Italian singer and actor Massimo Ranieri and the raw rock consciousness of Roger Daltrey of THE WHO.

If you were looking for real news in the rock music scene, stop and listen to La fabbrica dell’assoluto!

P.S. Hoping La fabbrica dell’assoluto‘s next album will be produced by Trent Reznor!!!

[Shots taken with FujiFilm X30 during FIM 2018]

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