• Francesco Jodice, Ph. Sara Gentile
  • Francesco Jodice, Cowboy
  • Francesco Jodice

25 maggio 2019


Francesco Jodice

curated by Ilaria Bonacossa and Annamaria Aimone


Forte di Gavi
30 May - 7 September 2019


Opening hours and days in the pdf file or on the web site of the Polo Museale del Piemonte.
Tickets: € 5.00; reduced € 2.00.



Fondazione La Raia – arte cultura territorio, the Polo Museale del Piemonte and Forte di Gavi present Il Corsaro Nero e la vendetta del Gavi , Francesco Jodice’s new art project, curated by Fondazione La Raia’s director Ilaria Bonacossa and Forte di Gavi’s director Annamaria Aimone.


The event is structured as an exhibition, a performance and a permanent installation, and confirms Fondazione La Raia’s focus on new critical interpretations on the theme of the landscape’s enhancement, focusing in this project on Gavi’s specific landscape and history.  


Il Corsaro Nero e la vendetta del Gaviis the offspring of a year long research by Francesco Jodice on Gavi’s landscape, its culture and society. Jodice is an artist and a photographer whose works are presented in the collections of important international museum and has shown at several Biennials. He pushes his research transforming photography beyond pure representation and documentary, into a process where images and stories are activated in a dialogue that discloses the places’ past and distinctive features.

For this exhibition Jodice photographed architectures, landscapes, monuments, hills and wine cellars, inspired by vernacular stories and the key figures of Gavi’s and Novi Ligure’s history. In his research the artist discovered the work by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino (Genoa 1909 - Gavi 1987), an important classical composer, one of the ‘fathers’ of Italian film soundtracks composition, who chose Gavi as his permanent residence. Lavagnino worked from the end of the fifties to the seventies on hundreds of original music scores for movies like Othello by Orson Welles besides numerous Italian B-movies: Mambo, Ercole contro i tiranni di Babilonia, Maciste contro il vampiro and many more, never leaving the Gavi.


Francesco Jodice explores in his artistic searchthe transforming social landscape of our time, with a particular focus on urban anthropological phenomena and the creation of new participatory processes. His projects are aimed at building a common ground between art and geopolitics. He teaches at the biennial program in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies and at the MA in Photography and Visual Design at NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan. He was among the founders of collectives Multiplicity and Zapruder. He has been in major group exhibitions such as Documenta, the Venice Biennial, the São Paulo Biennial, the ICP Triennial in New York, the second Yinchuan Biennial, and has shown his works at the Castello di Rivoli (Turin), the Tate Modern (London) and the Prado (Madrid). His main projects include What We Want, a photographic atlas surveying landscape as a projection of people desires; The Secret Traces, an urban experimental archive on shadowing; and Citytellers, a film trilogy about new forms of urbanization.


Art installations of the Fondazione La Raia created by the artists Remo Salvadori, Koo Jeong A, Michael Beutler and Adrien Missika are visible by reservation by calling the phone number 0143-743685.



Where we are


Forte di Gavi

Via del Forte - Gavi (AL)
Google maps: Forte di Gavi


Azienda Agricola Biodinamica La Raia
Strada Monterotondo 79, Novi Ligure (AL)

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