ITALY / Milan / Fondazione Sozzani: Max Vadukul Max Vadukul, The Witness. Climate Change
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until Sunday January 08 2023

Fondazione Sozzani
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20154 Milan

The Fondazione Sozzani will present in September the exhibition "The Witness, Climate Change" featuring a reportage of about twenty large-format images by Max Vadukul devoted entirely to the environment and the effects of climate change. Between 2018 and 2020 Vadukul documented in Mumbai and other Indian metropolises, some of the world's most polluted areas with a mesmerizing and thought-provoking gaze that tells the truth and asks questions.

The first thing one will notice in the images of The Witness - Climate Change is a large shiny metallic orb sphere. This silent monolithic object appears in each image: floating above toxic landfills, hovering about fields of garbage, flying amid bustling and polluting traffic What exactly is this menacing orb? For Vadukul it is a kind of cosmic observer, a witness watching man's devastating impact on the environment and the effects of climate change. At the same time, perhaps the orb represents a different future and the possibility to do better.

Max Vadukul is one of the very few photographers of his generation to continue the tradition of artistic reportage photography. His projects are often related to naturalistic and cultural aspects that are open to multi-layered readings. His images, perfect in terms of formal creativity and technical skill, are always visually structured as a mediating element between the identification of a narrative theme and his very personal creative language.

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