Franco Vaccari

Modena, Italy, 1936

Since the beginning of his artistic career, in the second half of the 1960s, Franco Vaccari focused his research on three major themes: the dissolution of the modernist aesthetic object; the use of photography, film, and video in order to engage the spectator in process of participation and critique of the media; the accent on the spatial, physical and temporal conditions of perception, with particular reference to public urban space.

These elements situate Vaccari's artistic production within a particular area of Conceptual Art characterized by the emergence of practices based on the direct participation of the spectator/viewer in the production of often ephemeral and temporary works. The artist no longer acts as an original and autonomous author, but triggers an event of which he/she does not control the results. As a consequence, the work is generated “in real time”. It develops in relation to the way in which the viewer perceives it and reacts to it, strongly contributing to the shaping of its meaning.

 

Nicoletta Leonardi, 2007

Gallery exhibitions

Available Works

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Franco Vaccari, Signora Delusione, 1967, photocollage, cm.20x32
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Franco Vaccari, Modena vista a livello di cane, 1967-68, b-w photograph, vintage print, cm.40x30
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Franco Vaccari, I cani lenti, 1971, 8 mm film transferred into 16 mm film and digital format, duration 8’38’’, ed. of 5 + 2Ap
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Franco Vaccari, Exhibition in real time n.4 Leave on the walls a photographic trace of your fleeting visit, 1972, photostrips collage on card, cm.50x70
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Franco Vaccari, Esposizione in tempo reale n.4 - Lascia su queste pareti una traccia fotografica del tuo passaggio, 1972, collage of b-w photograph, postcard and typewritten text on card, cm.50x70
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Franco Vaccari, Graz, 700km di esposizione, 1972, series of 12 color photographs, cm.12x18 each (cm.36x72 overall)
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Franco Vaccari, Photomatic d'Italia, 1972-73, collage of photo and photstrip on paper, cm.50x35
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Franco Vaccari, Photomatic d'Italia, 1973-74, collage of photostrips on card, cm.50x70
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Franco Vaccari, Photomatic d'Italia, 1973-74, collage of photograph and photostrips on card, cm.70x50
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Franco Vaccari, Photomatic d'Italia , 1972-74, photostrip and typewritten text on paper (diptych), cm.33x31,5 overall
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Franco Vaccari, Photomatic d'Italia (Catania), 1973-74, photostrips collage on card, cm.50x70
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Franco Vaccari, Provvista di ricordi per il tempo dell'Alzheimer, 2003, digital film from VHS, duration 21'57'', ed. of 5 + 2Ap
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Franco Vaccari, L'album di Debora, 2002, video, 10’49’’
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