Painter, photographer, cinematographer, Paolo Gioli (Rovigo, 1942) is one of the most innovative Italian artists of recent decades, especially for his ability to experiment across multiple fields, and through his reworked devices.
Published on the occasion of three exhibitions held in Italy and China, Anthological/Analogue examines the films and photographic works – polaroids, photo finishes, silk-screen canvases and lithographic plates – created over a fifty-year period, suggesting a theoretical-iconographic path that revolves around four sections: Nature, Body, Face, and Medium.
This volume is accompanied by a rich array of color illustrations, with film datasheets commentated by the author himself, and gives a detailed account of all of the works presented, along with critical contributions from leading international scholars.
Lecce, Museo Castromediano / Bisceglie, Palazzo Tupputi, March – May 2021
Beijing, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, June - August 2021
Nature, Body, Face, Medium. The Anthological/Analogue of Paolo Gioli
Bruno Di Marino
The Ascetic Materialist. Aesthetics of Paolo Gioli
The Medium Is a Butterfly. Surfacing, Instability, and Metamorphoses of the Devices in Paolo Gioli
Gioli: Between Paranoid Vision and Steadfast Desire
“Too many lines eventually make one crazy”. Paolo Gioli and the Frame Line
The Anachronic Inventory of Paolo Gioli
The Most Experimental of Experimental Filmmakers. Paolo Gioli Inside and Outside the Italian Underground
List of Works
Paolo Gioli, Family Album
Herein Stays the Variation of the Definition
Cristina Fiordimela – Freddy P. Grunert
filmnotes by Paolo Gioli
Essays published in books, catalogues, magazines and DVDs