This exhibition of approximately 35 works explores five photographers’ shared fascination with magic, fantasy and illusion. While different in his or her approach, each artist uses meticulously staged imagery to create fantastical scenes as a means of grappling with contemporary social issues—from the role of women in the Middle East, to the passage from childhood to adolescence, to global warming and climate change. Paolo Ventura (Italian, born 1968) employs the narrative framework of children’s picture books and stands in as the protagonist in his recent series Short Stories, created in collaboration with his wife and young son.
Paolo Ventura featured in "Make Believe" Exhibition
PAOLO VENTURA AT THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
20 July 2019