Silvio Wolf

TypeArtist
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URLsArtist's page
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Exhibitions
Group exhibition2016I Lumi di ChanukkahPalazzo DucaleMantuacurated by D. Carmi, P.Assmann
Solo exhibition2013UsGallery Bruce SilversteinNew York


Publications
Monograph2011Published by SilvanaSilvio Wolf, Sulla SogliaGiogio Verzotti9788836621569Mailand 
Monograph2016Postmedia BooksOrigins. Horizons in Silvio Wolf’s Idea of Light,Cristina Casero9788874901647Mailand 


2019
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Places of residence

Mailand, New York
Silvio Wolf lives and works in Milan and New York.

2019
2019
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Research and teaching

Mailand, Italien
The artist currently teaches at the European Institute of Design in Milan and is a visiting professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

2019
1990 - 2019
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Projects

From the late 1980s to the present he has introduced a wider range of media, using moving image, still projections, light and sound, individually or in combinations. In his site-specific projects, as in all his photo-based work, the issues of Absence, Elsewhere and Threshold are always central.

1990 - 2019
1980 - 1989
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Exhibitions

Mailand, München, Kassel
Wolf has pursued a more subjective and metaphorical view of reality. He has shown work internationally, including New Image in 1980 in Milan, Aktuell ‘83 in Munich and Documenta VIII in 1987 in Kassel.

1980 - 1989
1952
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Born

Mailand, Italien

1952
- 1989
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Education

London, Vereinigtes Königreich
Silvio Wolf studied Philosophy and Psychology in Italy and Photography and Visual Arts in London, where he received the Higher Diploma in Advanced Photography from the London College of Printing.

- 1989

The visible has been completely mapped, our planet is covered with images and we live immersed and overexposed to images: reality is seen, confused and understood with them. We are constantly engaged in a practice of interpretation and re-consideration of second, third, fourth order realities, where images have become a substantial part of the visible real, the skin of Real that we address photographically. Is there anything unseen left to be photographed “out there”, anything to be looked beyond the veil of the existing images? In my opinion the heart of the problem is the Subject: he who sees, how he sees and, above all: what he actually sees. In Photography the symbolic relationship is no longer based on the umbilical cord connecting the image to its referent, instead it is between the image and the gaze of the person who stands before, becoming an active and aware part of its essence and existence. I am interested in the Reality of the Image, that which is charged with meaning in the present time of experience: it is as it happens. The work pertains to the individual and his awareness: the artist is the medium between Reality and Subject. The image is a vibrating threshold between elsewhere and present, the invisible underlies the visible: images are their symbolic forms of interpretation. Silvio Wolf

http://silviowolf.com/about/ (25.2.2019)

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Chantier Marché photo Chantier Marché 1999 Silvio Wolf 
Venice Biennale photo Venice Biennale 2009 Silvio Wolf