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Marcello Grassi

1960 Reggio-Emilia, Italy

7 Works exhibited

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Reggio-Emilia

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae

Marcello Grassi was born in Reggio Emilia in the 1960.

Since he was a child he has beeen attracted to photography. In 1985, after visiting some exhibitions planned for the Year of the Etruscans, he designs and realizes a work of “visual excavation” in the places, cities and necropolis of the Etruscan civilization; in 1999 on the occasion of the exhibition of his photographs at the Musée Reattu in Arles, Federico Motta Editore publishes the volume ‘Etruria’ with texts by Charles-Henri Favrod and Michèle Moutashar.

In 1992 he was commissioned to photograph the findings preserved in the Courtyard and in the Marble Gallery of the Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia. From this first series of commissioned images, a long research on the Anatomy of Time (“Anatomia del Tempo”), conducted in museums and archaeological spaces in Italy and Europe, begins.

Between 1994 and 1997 he photographs the city of Arles. In 1997, commisioned by the Musée Archéologique de Nice-Cimie, he realizes a service about the local site. In 1998 the Province of Reggio Emilia invites him to photograph the Cistercian monastery of maulbronn.

In 2002 he has started working with Fabrizio Orsi to a project about Luzzara at exactly fifty years from the publication of the book ‘Un Paese’ by Paul Strand and Cesare Zavattini. At the end of 2004 was presented the book ‘Luzzara Cinquant’anni e più… ’ published by Skira Editore with a text by Luciano Ligabue.

He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad where his photographs are kept in Museums and Institutions About his artistic researches they wrote among the others: Charles-Henri Favrod, Michèle Moutashar, Massimo Mussini, Nadia Raimondi, Luciano Ligabue, Robert Pujade, Umberto Nobili, Jean Arrouye, Paolo Barbaro, Elio Grazioli e Walter Guadagnini, Ilaria Bignotti.

SOLO SHOWS:

2018
Sine Tempore, Civico Museo Archeologico, Milano, Italy;
2017
Sine Tempore, Palazzo dei Principi, Correggio, Italy;
2016
Divinæ Memoriæ, Circuito Off/Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia, Banca Albertini Syz, Italy;
Medi-Nova, Circuito Off/Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia, Italy;
2015
Herculaneum, Fotografia Europea ‘Effetto Terra’, Reggio Emilia, Museo dei Cappuccini, Italy;
2012
Roma Fuit, Reggio Emilia, Spazio Arté, Italy;
2008
Roma Fuit, Roma, Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Sala del Borromini, Italy;
2006
Luzzara. Cinquant’anni e più...Biella, Banale Concept Store, Italy;
2005
Matzevòt, Reggio Emilia, Sinagoga, Italy;
Cinquant’anni e più... Luzzara (RE), Museo Cesare Zavattini, Mantova, Galleria Bonelli Arte Contemporanea, Italy;
2004
Anatomia del Tempo, Berlino, Istituto italiano di Cultura, Italy;
2001
Etruria, Grosseto, Museo Archeologico e d’Arte della Maremma, Italy;
2000
Anatomia del Tempo, Nonantola (MO), Sala delle colonne, Italy;
1999
Etruria, Arles, Musée Reattu, France;
1998
Maulbronn, Sala del Preside del monastero di Maulbronn, Germany;
Etruria, Cortona (AR), fortezza medicea di Girifalco, Italy;
1997
Etrurie, Nice (France), Galerie du Château;
1996
Arles, Bibbiano (RE), Italy;
Etruria, Cavriago (RE), Sala comunale, Italy;
1994
I Paesi dell’Anima, Parma, Galleria della Coppa d’Oro, Italy; 
I Marmi degli Dei, Reggio Emilia, Musei Civici, Italy;
1992
Etruria, Quattro Castella (RE,) Biblioteca comunale, Italy;
1990
Le immagini dai luoghi degli etruschi, Trieste, Studio Phi, Italy;
1989
Spazi e Astrazioni, Puianello (RE), Cinema Eden, Italy;
1986
Segnali di Vita, Reggio Emilia, Cinema Rosebud

 

GROUP SHOWS:

2018
'Virtual vs Real LOVE', IAGA Contemporary Art Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
2011
Il mio Paese. Luzzara e la fotografia, Luzzara (RE), ex convento degli agostiniani, Fotografia Europea, Italy;
2009
Idea di paesaggio, Luzzara (RE), Museo Nazionale delle Arti Naïves, Italy;
2008
Collection Reggio Emilia, Mois de la Photo Paris, Hôtel de Galiffet;
2007 
Binomi, Formigine (MO), Castello, Italy;
Le città/L’Europa, Fotografia Europea/Reggio Emilia, Ex OPG, Italy;
2006
Il volto della follia, Reggio Emilia, Palazzo Magnani
Uno sguardo sulla città, Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia, Centro Loris Malaguzzi, Italy;
Le Reattu sujet photographique, Arles, Musée Reattu, France;
2005
XL. la collection photographique d’Arles, Arles, Musée Reattu e altre sedi, France; 
Un arte glocale, Albacete, Centro cultural de la Asunción, Spain;
La bestia ingenua, Luzzara, Museo Cesare Zavattini, Italy;
2003
Arles & la Photographie: la collection du Musée Reattu, Saint-Paul de Vence, Fondation Maeght, France;
2002
ReVisioni, Reggio Emilia, Chiostri di San Domenico, Italy;
Works on paper by 365 contemporary artists, Trieste, Studio Tommaseo, Italy;
2001
Abitare la Città, Reggio Emilia, Musei Civici, Italy;
2000
Esperienze, Foiano della Chiana (AR), Palazzo-Pecci Caiani , Italy;
Biennale Postumia Giovani, Gazoldo degli Ippoliti (MN), Museod’Arte Moderna/Maccagno (VA), Museo Parisi Valle, Italy;
1999
Bianco e Nero, Aurillac, Musée d’Art et d’Archéologie, France;
1997
La Ville Multiple Liegi, Musée d’Art Wallon, Belgium;
1996
Metti il fotografo al museo Reggio Emilia, Musei Civici 10 anni di fotografia Colorno (PR), Aranciaia, Italy;
Photographes Italiens Contemporains Charleroi, Musée de la Photographie;
Giovani Fotografi Italiani, Milano, Spazio Ansaldo, Modena, Sala piazza Grande, Italy;
1995
Arles revisitée par la photographie, Lisbona, Institut Franco-Portugais, Portugal;
1994
Portrait d’une collection, XXV Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, Musée Reattu, France;
1992
Le tresor du Musée Niépce, Chalon-Sur-Saône, Musée N.Niépce, France;

 

FAIR BOOTHS: 

2019
"MIA Photo Fair, The International Photography And Moving Image Art Fair", Milano, Italy;
2018
" Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair", Thessaloniki, Greece.

Works by Marcello Grassi

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2017

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2018

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2014

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2015

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