11 July- 29 October 2001
Featuring in this exhibition were the disappearance into space of a Soviet astronaut, fantastic creatures, constellations that do not exist and other photographic stories by the Spaniard Joan Fontcuberta (Barcelona 1955), an artist who has, through her work, conducted a systematic attack on pre-packaged truth. The exhibition offered a selection of her principal work cycles: Herbarium (1982-1985), Fauna (1985-1989), Costellazioni (Constellations) (1993-1999), Sputnik (1996-1998), L'artista e la fotografia (The artists and photography) (1995-1998), and Emogrammi. All these works play with photography's inherent possibility for manipulation, showing its virtual potential for falsification and introducing doubt into every visual communication.
Catalogue by edizioni Contrasto, Rome 2001.