Linea di Confine : William Guerrieri, Sergio Buffini, Marco Signorini, Paola di Bello, Guido Guidi – Michèle Cohen Hadria, Le lointain est ici

[Winter 2003]

This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page.

The Linea de Confine movement in Emilie Romagne (northern Italy), both conceptual and empirical in its relationship with the territory, follows the lineage of Italian photography of the 1970s – with the work of Luigi Ghirri, Franco Vaccari, Ugo Mulas, and others who tried, in their time, to inventory both a highly symptomatic post-industrial landscape, and merchandise, as well as the minimalist materiality of photography. In their wake, the new generation practises a sort of anthropology of the “here” that resonates with a globalization, which it interiorizes on the “local” level, the only yardstick possible of proximity to human beings and to history.