YARDauthor Achille Filipponi, publisher Yard Press, edition of 500 copies, 142 pp., size 19 x 26.5 cm, 2015

Vestiges by Achille Filipponi is a mental exercise rather than a photographic project—or, better, it’s a mental exercise carried out through photography. Filipponi was asked to document the changes that closely followed one another in a private building in Rome: its empty rooms, that were formerly part of different apartments, were used as an exhibition stage by twenty-one artists during Art is Real—a temporary twelve-hour art event—before being transformed into the construction site of a new hotel.

Even if the shooting occasion, based on a carpe diem conception of space and art, was particularly intriguing, he decided to discard any descriptive intention or narrative scope, as well as any aesthetical reproduction, and to formulate a systematic investigation upon the ephemeral nature of things and their representation. With an essay by Paola Paleari.

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