Story - NOMINEE: Marina Caneve
Support this photographer - share this work on Facebook.
Vajont Territories, 2013 (ongoing)
‘In one hour, it became a desert’, people said.
The current day Vajont area was created from a tabula rasa which has been undergoing a slow readjustment over the last 50 years, during which time humans have re-appropriated the desert they induced.
Traces of this tabula rasa are still recognisable in the stratification, topography and inconsistencies of the area.
The project is realised in collaboration with CALAMITA/À
* About Vajont
On October 9th, 1963 at 10:39pm 260 million cubic meters of rock broke off from the top of Monte Toc.
It fell into the reservoir of the Vajont Dam producing an enormous wave of at least 50 million cubic meters of water.
The wall of water pushed an air pocket before it.
It was more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb.
So strong, in fact, that almost all the victims were found naked, their clothes blown off by the blast.
The dam, completed in 1959 and the biggest in the world at the time, did not suffer any serious damage. However, the flooding destroyed several villages in the valley and killed almost 2000 people.
It was, according to the Unesco, one of the worst man-made environmental catastrophes of all time.
The disaster wasn’t due to the evil nature of man but more to human negligence.
Marina Caneve (1988) is an artist and curator based in The Netherlands and Italy. She graduated in 2013 from the IUAV – University of Architecture in Venice in 2013 and from the KABK – Royal Academy of Arts, Den Haag in 2017.
Facing with changes that are so prominent that people can only adapt their lives, in other words the inevitable, her intention is to reconstruct things that seems too big and complex to be depicted. Her artistic research, combined with a strong planning attitude, aims to the construction of a mosaic of reality and result in the use of several forms of expression, ranging from fine art photography, production of art books and video installations.
Caneve’s work has been exhibited internationally at institutions such as La Biennale di Venezia (Venice), Matèria gallery (Rome), ALT.+1000 (Switzerland), Fondazione Benetton (Treviso), Savignano Immagini Festival (Savignano), Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (Venice), Centquatre (Paris).
She is co-founder of CALAMITA/Á an interdisciplinary platform focusing on the topic of geopolitical catastrophes and especially the Vajont (1963).
2017 Royal Academy of Art, Graduation festival, The Hague (NL)
2017 Prospettive Trasversali, Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea, Florence (IT)
2017 The Power of the Single Image, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam (NL)
2016 CALAMITA/À, Matèria gallery, Rome – Italy
2016 Abitare il Deserto, curated by Giovanni Zaffagnini & Osservatorio Fotografico, Museo San Rocco, Fusignano – Italy
2016 Biennale di Architettura ‘Reporting from the Front’, UP!margheraonstage, La Biennale di Venezia
2016 CALAMITA/À – All favorites of the european Festivals, Festival Circulations, Paris – France
2016 ‘PARADISE’ Group Exposition, Spui 216a, The Hague – The Netherlands
2015 Premio Francesco Fabbri, Villa Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo – Italy
2015 Rovinj Photodays finalists, Muzej za umjetnost i obrt / Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagabria – Croatia
2015 ALT.+1000, Festival della Fotografia di Montagna, Rossiniére – Switzerland
2015 Photo Annual Awards, Wall Gallery, Teplice – Czech Republic
2015 Rovinj Photodays, Rovinj – Croatia
2015 Half-Time, ECAL, Lausanne – Switzerland
2014 Premio Nascimben, Fondazione Benetton, Treviso – Italy
2014 CALAMITA/À, SI Fest23, Savignano Immagini Festival
2014 Landscape Stories / Guardians, SI Fest #23, curated by Gianpaolo Arena, text by Camilla Boemio, Savignano Immagini Festival
2014 ISSP 2014, Kuldiga Arts Hall, Kuldiga – Latvia
2014 Southern Photographs, Museo Pino Pascali, curated by Michele Cera, Polignano a Mare – Italy
2014 CALAMITA/À, Festival Padova Fotografia, Padova – Italy
2014 Investigazioni private, Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, curated by Carlo Sala, Asolo – Italy
2014 1km at Festival Padova Fotografia, testi di Silvia Casi, Giaime Meloni e Carlo Sala, Padova – Italy
2013 97ma Collettiva Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, curated by Stefano Coletto, Venezia – Italy
2015 Francesco Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Arts, shortlisted
2015 Photo Annual Awards, Honorable Mention (E) MOTIONS Series and (M) OTIONS Series
2015 Rovinj Photodays – Artistic Concept, 1st Prize
2015 ALT.+1000, Photography Festival of Rossiniére
2014 Premio Nascimben, 2nd Prize
2013 97ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa
2013 Artist Residency Private Investigations curated by Francesco Jodice, Fondazione Fabbri
2016 The Walking Mountain, CALAMITA/À
2016 Abitare il deserto a cura di Giovanni Zaffagnini ed Osservatorio Fotografico, Osservatorio Fotografico
2015 ALT. + 1000, Exhibition Catalogue
2015 Aint Bad Magazine, Issue 3 From Here On
2015 Rovinj photodays 2015, Exhibition Catalogue
2015 Witty Kiwi Magazine, Issue 4
2014 RICICLI. Teorie da concetti nomadi e di ritorno, curated by Sara Marini and Vincenza Santangelo, texts by Aldo Aymonino, Renato Bocchi, Marina Caneve, Giovanni Corbellini, Nicola Emery, Enrico Fontanari, Antonella Gallo, Valerio Paolo Mosco, Manuel Ruisánchez and Maria Isabel Villac; Aracne editions
2014 Riflessioni sulla crisi, FFF Quaderni #2, MIMESIS edizioni
2014 Southern Photographs 03 – Cuny Janssen, LAB ed.
2014 Witty Kiwi Magazine, Issue 2
2013 97ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Catalogue
2012 SiFEST #21, Catalogue
2017 La vulnerabilità umana, interview curated by Alice Caracciolo, IL FOTOGRAFO n.292
2017 LAND\SLIDE 18 \\ Marina Caneve, Concretamente Sassuolo , a cura di Giovanni Fantasia
2015 CALAMITA/À interdisciplinary workshop, Parco Naturale delle Dolomiti Friulane (teachers Gianpaolo Arena, Marina Caneve, Jan Stradtmann, Marta de Marchi and Emiliano Oddone)
2015 La Grande Table, Musée de Beaux Arts Le Locle curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer and Christian Egger
2014 CALAMITA/À ,Vajont. Gianpaolo Arena e Marina Canevein collaboration with LATITUDE platform – urban research and design at PILA 40 , RIGA Summer Intensive Workshop
2014 Scuole di Venezia: la fotografia, Università IUAV Venice, Phd departement
2014 I luoghi della fotografia. La fotografia come strumento conoscitivo e interpretativo, OAPPC Mantova, Mantova Architecture University
Her work is published in Corriere della Sera – Abitare: Lezioni di Architettura, DOMUS, KLAT magazine, Abitare, Art in Culture (Korea), EXPO Milano 2015, ArchiPanic and Innesti-Grafting