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This beautifully illustrated monograph on Italian artist and photographer Emma Vitti features paintings, drawings, and photographs which express the flow of being with waves of images that follow one another naturally, like the crest of a river. This body of work, created over the course of her career, is simultaneously fleeting and perpetual, fragile and yet unbreakable in both structure and content. It is meant to be seen as an evolving whole, recalling the unique symmetry of the inside of a snail shell or the core of an artichoke. Alike in form, yet unique. 

“The notion of ‘flow’ is opaque, dense, intense, uncontrollable, and even undefinable at times. Its associations, both empirical and metaphysical… indicate complex processes that take place in secluded areas, within the warmth of bodies and minds. ‘Life is a flow’, Heraclitus of Ephesus recited two and a half thousand years ago, whereby ‘flow’, understood as change, is ever-present as a rule – not as an exception – that compels everything we do.” – Paola Paleari

Text in English and Italian.

About the Author

Emma Vitti was born in Turin and graduated from Albertina Academy of Fine Arts with a degree in painting. In 1992 she left teaching to devote herself to the study of the therapeutic aspects of art in the treatment of psychic and social distress, and for 10 years she taught at the School of Art Therapy in Milan. In the 1990s, she transitioned to photography. Her work has been shown at numerous venues dedicated to art and photography, such as MIA, and Photofestival, and in prestigious institutional locations such as Palazzo Sant’Elia in Palermo and Palazzo Panichi in Pietrasanta. In 2014 she won the Creativity Award at the Neptune Photofestival. Her works are present in public and private collections. She lives and works in Milan.

21st Dec 2022
USA & Canada
7 in x 10.5 in
180 Pages
130 color
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