Dino Pedriali Carol Rama self-portraits
Résidence des Artistes
September 21th – October 20 th 2010
On Monday, September 20th at 8:00 p.m., la Résidence des Artistes (Kalaa Kebira – Tunisia) will show the photographic corpus preview of Carol Rama, portrayed in her own home by Dino Pedriali, the internationaly renowned Roman Master in photography (from September 21th to October 20th 2010; open to the public: all days from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
The thirtyeight frames homage to the old friend and talk about the big artist, her naked body, her atelier, her things, her works and Turin, her city.
[…] Dino’s work is a real act of love towards both people and things. In this sense, we could affirm that he made up a kind of figurative story made of images that don’t need any caption, but only an order fundamental to the whole comprehension. […] The pupil of Man Ray and to the bitter end fan of Andy Warhol expresses the desire of entering, getting absorbed in a space and time that attracted himself and staying there while keeping on hammering in the only topic important to him about his characters: the recognition and the revelation of that impalpable essence of living a life under a fully artistic point of view, only with the project of the self discovery and the communication to the others, just using the tool of the image and the truth unknown to ourselves.
The story of the photos taken in June 2005 to Carol Rama are emblematic of her career. In every occasion and most of all in that occasion, the artist knows that the subject of his representations is the author of the images even if the picture is not a sort of “automatic photo” in resemblance of the “automatic writing” of surrealist artists but, on the contrary, it is a well structured project. Carol Rama was there, under a state of calm violence, almost embodying the eternal dimension of the “pure foolish” who, as poet, is not responsible for any existential conviction because there is no life outside the aesthetic movement. […] And so Dino continues a restless hymn to life. He is a pure artist and he always faces what he defines as the biggest art director of history, the Andy Warhol who left a permanent trace on him, by enriching his temperament and exalting the research (Claudio Strinati1).