Sara Vighi

Reggio Emilia (RE), 1969


Laureata in Lettere classiche all’Università di Bologna, ha frequentato il Master biennale sull’Immagine contempo¬ranea di Fondazione Fotografia Modena (ora Fondazione Modena Arti Visive) e ha svolto esperienze professionali in ambito archeologico, museale ed editoriale. Servendosi di cibo, materiali e oggetti quotidiani, Sara Vighi ricrea forme e schemi compositivi che rimandano ad ambiti culturali diversi: soprattutto storico-artistici ma anche tecnico-scientifici, dell’entertainment e del mondo commerciale. Si appropria di modalità descrittive e rappresentative e di organizzazioni dello spazio grafico e concettuale bi- e tridimensionale – di layout editoriali, disegni antiquari, della pittura pompeiana, delle incisioni ottocentesche, di forme classiche dell’arte presentata in galleria – e le riproduce utilizzando alimenti e manufatti molto comuni e accessibili, che nel suo lavoro diventano metafore esplicite dei loro fruitori e consumatori. Ha esposto serie fotografiche in varie città italiane e al Photofestival di Copenhagen. Il suo dummy Handbook of a Town è stato finalista ad Arles (LUMA Dummy Award), Kassel, Londra (Mack First Book), Instanbul (FUAM), Madrid (Fiebre) e Roma (Charta).


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Studied Classical Literature and Archaeology at the University of Bologna and attended at the Master of Fine arts in Imaging arts and Photography at Fondazione Fotografia Modena (now Fondazione Modena Arti Visive). She took part in numerous archaeological excavations (as an archaeologist and as a photographer) and worked in the local museum of her birth town as a teacher of the museum education program and then in publishing houses and graphic studios as editor and content manager. Using food and everyday materials and objects, Sara Vighi recreates forms and compositional layouts that refer to different cultural fields: mostly historical-artistic, but also technical-scientific and that of entertainment and business world. She adopts descriptive and representational modalities and organisations of two- and three-dimensional graphic and conceptual space – typical of editorial layouts, antique drawings, Pompeian painting, nineteenth-century engravings, as well as the classical forms of art presented in galleries – and she reproduces them using very common and affordable foods and objects, which in her visual research become explicit metaphors for their users and consumers. She has exhibited photographic series in various Italian cities and at the Copenhagen Photofestival. Her dummy Handbook of a Town has been shortlisted in Arles (LUMA Dummy Award), Kassel, London (Mack First Book), Instanbul (FUAM), Madrid (Fiebre) and Rome (Charta).

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