Kavos # 4

  • Tommaso Fiscaletti
  • 2010
  • Inv. No. 20.14.05
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura, Movimento
Size S
30x38cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
30x38cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting

The work represents a moment of silent observation of noise. In this small Greek town on the Ionian Sea, groups of young tourists enjoy a holiday marked by Tex-Mex food, discos and Jumbotrons, creating a very stark contrast with the rest of the Island, silent, natural and largely untouched. At night, the streets signs turn on, the music is blasting and people dance in the streets. Using very long exposure times that contrast with this frenzy, the artist chose to record the signs of what is happening, to seek possible contemplation of this place, transporting it to this shot.
Tommaso Fiscaletti lives and works in Cape Town. When he was just 23, Fiscaletti staged his first solo exhibition at the Palazzo Gradari in Pesaro (2004). It was so successful that the administration of this city institution decided to devote another exhibition to him the following year: Sarajevo. His career was then consolidated by a series of solo shows hosted chiefly by galleries and contemporary art centres in Venice and Milan. Some of his works have also appeared at important fairs and events, including MIA Photo Fair in Milan and Arte Laguna at the Arsenale di Venice. His consecration as an artist came about in 2015 with Between Home and Wisdom, a major photographic project featured at two exhibitions in Cape Town: the first at Harrington House – the prestigious cultural hub devoted to design, fashion and international creativity – and the second at the Center of the Book. In 2016 he organized the exhibit Between Home and Wisdom at the Musuem Santa Maria della scala (Siena). Fiscaletti has won numerous awards, including the Diesel Wall in Toronto (2007), and he was one of the finalists in many photographic contest: in 2001 in Arte Laguna Prize, in 2010 in the Mondadori Art Prize and in 2009 in the Celeste Prize. Furthermore, his name was mentioned in specialized magazines such as Artribune e Espoarte.