Giuseppe Santagata, “A leap into the shadows”
Centre for Creative Activities, ul. Zaruskiego 1a, Ustka
Exhibition duration: April 9th – April 15th, 2015
Giuseppe Santagata received a B.A and a M.A in Law before focusing on photography. He studied Photography at the Antiono Failde School of Art and Design (AESD) in Ourense (Spain) and obtained an International Master’s in Conceptual and Artistic Photography at the School of Photography and Centre for Imaging (EFTI) in Madrid.
His work has been shown in exhibitions in New York, Madrid, Rome, Daegu and Valladolid and has been featured in publications such as Lens Culture, Le Journal de la Photographie and Revista Exc. Giuseppe was completing the Gachang Art Studio Residency in Korea.
“The exhibition presents the newest project, ‘A leap into the shadow’”. This photography project, which was started in Italy and was continued in New York, Korea and Spain, seeks to step into and focus on two apparently different and contradictory realities: the end and the beginning of adult life. By comparing the elderly and adolescents, the project attempts to underline the anguish and uncertainty that these two groups face, in diverse parts of the world and in different socio-economic situations, with regards to their respective destinies. On the one hand, the elderly scrutinize the subtle confines between life and death, both accepting the end of a cycle and battling the idea that they might lack the time to start fresh. On the other hand, young people grapple with their desire to succeed in a reality predominated by insecurity, finding themselves powerless in the face of a foggy future.