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One matador, one bull, two Swiss photographers

One matador, one bull, two Swiss photographers



“Projet Corrida”: this is the title of the artistic effort created by René Burri and Marco D'Anna on the Spanish tradition of bullfights, a world premiére at the Galleria Ammann in Locarno. The two photographers and artists have decided to meet each other in a place where a matador, his vara de picar and a bull are the only protagonists of a corrida which is considered as an “immutable allegory of life.” While Burri potrayed his first bull in the Fifties, D'Anna – about fifty years later – treaded the sand of the same arena trying to understand how this tradition has changed in the last years.

In order to do so, D'Anna created 5:30, a video project which mixes pictures and moving images; moreover, he signed (in collaboration with René Burri) a short docu-movie entitled Corrida, uno sguardo di René Burri. Both videos were made  in coproduction with RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera-Cult tv and are also presented at the Festival del film Locarno (Pardi di domani: Corti d'autore). The two works will be on display at the Galleria Ammann (Piazza Grande 12, second floor) on Friday August 5th, at 6 p.m., and will be open to the public until September 3rd. More information at: www.ammanart.ch

Mattia Bertoldi

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