Date(s) - 07/03/2019 - 17/03/2019
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Opening: Thursday March 7 with a reception for the artist from 6pm – 9pm. The show will be on view until Sunday March 17.
Berto’s work focuses on long-term projects; her medium of choice is photography and she uses purely black and white film for this project.
‘Fragments’ investigates the emotional aftermath of lovers in a long-distance relationship.
Berto’s photographs capture ephemeral moments within a relationship. By expressing the feelings and sentiments explored throughout her journey, she invites the viewer to be transported to three cities, four countries and two continents. Going from an apartment in New York City to a small caravan in Wexford, Ireland, passing by Italy, her homeland, and UK, where she met her partner in 2012. With ‘Fragments’ she takes us into an intimate and moving peregrination of longing, separation and reunion.
Berto belongs to a generation that sees beyond the boundaries of borders, moving freely from one country to another with openness and confidence. This attitude is reflected in her work, where she is unafraid of exposing the frailties and uncertainties faced during her personal journey, making it into a brave and poignant representation of the world we live in now.
She captures each moment of the voyage rooted in the emotions, time and space she is experiencing. This is expressed in her photography where you will find, fine grain detailed portraits combined with soft grain landscapes. Images that become abstract merging into the film grain instinctively and elegantly infusing the visual imagery with her own feelings.
Giulia Berto is an Italian photographic visual artist. She has lived in Turin, London, Berlin and New York and is now based in Dublin. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally.
After she graduated in 2013 from the International Center of Photography in New York, Berto through photographing moments in her life, began to see a pattern emerging in her work, this became ‘Fragments’. The project is created with a Yashica film camera, shot on Ilford HP5 Plus 400 film and printed by the artist on cellulose-based Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta 325gsm paper.
The Darkroom is a nonprofit organization which mission is to support and encourage risk-taking emerging photographers and artists as well as introduce a new audience to the medium, keeping Analogue Photography firmly on Dublin and Ireland’s creative and cultural map.
The opening for the exhibition will start at 6pm till 9pm and from then will run everyday at 11am – 6pm Mon – Fri and 11am – 4pm on Sunday. The last day of the exhibition is on the 17th of March
‘Fragments’ opens on March 7th and runs until March 17th, 2019, with an Artist Talk on Thursday March 14th at 6:30pm. Artist website: www.bertogiulia.com | IG: @berto.giulia | TW: @GiuliaBerto2