SPAZIO NUOVO LAB / ANDREA POERIO PITERÀ
CURATED BY GUILLAUME MAITRE & PAULO PÉREZ MOURIZ
NOVEMBER 7TH, FROM 11 AM TO 8 AM
UNTIL NOVEMBER 28TH, 2020
SPAZIO NUOVO Contemporary Art celebrates its 10 years’ activity, in the heart of Rome, with the
creation of SPAZIO NUOVO LAB: a space within the space conceived as a framework designed
to give voice to the protagonists of the contemporary art scene through the presentation of
emerging and well-known photographers, introduced by curators and collectors who are
investigating the new frontiers of photography.
The project starts with the presentation of a series of twelve black and white pictures by Andrea
Poerio Piterà (Turin, 1985) whose working key is based on his ability to instantly evaluate an image
and frame it trying to make it “perfect” in its entirety. For his shots he favors the street, a sort of
search for inspiration and unique moments apt to satisfy his poetic intuition and his need of
narrative tension. When taking pictures he has no particular project in mind, nor guidelines for
that matter and even less so ideas on what he wishes to capture. A simple but powerful beauty
reflected in a silhouette, lights, shadows and geometries, feeble instants that appear in seconds
and are magically grasped, modeling a fragile eternity like for the most immortal film scenes.
The characteristic that distinguishes Poerio Piterà’s production is his capacity to create timeless
photographs that are difficult to place in time and that could have been taken nowadays just as a
century ago and this is what nears his work to that of Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson and
Vivian Mayer. The time he spends on the street offers him, thanks to his sensitivity, endless
starting points, fragments of existences he ends up depending on. As in a kind of abstinence, he
feels the need to satisfy his craze for beauty and let it overflow from the most unexpected places.