Paci contemporary was founded in 2004, with the aim of creating a new space for the evolution of the contemporary artistic research, both conceptually and in a renewed aesthetic sensibility. The gallery is member of AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers), the most important international association of photography galleries.
The works exhibited during the past years unveil the preference towards photography as the main field of investigation. The artists are represented by the gallery for Italy, Europe or for the World. From the black and white theatrical poetry of the masters of analogue photography, exalted by Jerry Uelsmann’s surreality, or by the exposure of a local reality done by Phil Borges, passing by the sublime mysticism of Mario Cravo Neto, to the social criticism of Les Krims or Arthur Tress. Paci contemporary also works to spread artistic projects involving the spectator in unusual sensorial realities, such as the Staged Photography created by Sandy Skoglund, with her magical installations, or with the glass-gellages of Michal Macku, which have started the journey of photography towards the tridimensionality, ending with Teun Hocks’ cinematographic style, which is bridging the gap between painting and photography. The gallery presents always news curatorial projects, proposing every year new artistic reality, including the European preview of young American photographers as Lori Nix, Grace Weston and Mei Xian Qiu or the deep theological research of the photography of Nicola Civiero, and Eric Rondepierre, whose work starts always from a base of found footage, namely the recovery of old movies. Finally, another great arrival among our artists: Ralph Gibson, internationally acclaimed photographer. In his photographs he focuses on the female body, creating erotic and allusive images, on the verge between reality and fiction, precision and ambiguity. Suspended in a tense, static and crystallized time, his pictures capture reality in its material evidence, and yet manage to become disturbing and enigmatic objects, almost hallucinatory, capable of suggesting sensual energies and deep emotions. The last great "new entry" among the artists of the gallery is Nancy Burson, undisputed Pioneer of computer-generated portraits. Recently has been inaugurated an exclusive European exhibition focused on the historical works of the '70s and' 80s: Nancy Burson has always been interested in the interactions between art and science and was, as a matter of fact, among the first artists to apply digital technology to the genre of photographic portraiture.
Meanwhile the gallery has recently inaugurated another prestigious exhibition project centered on one of the major interpreters of the twentieth century, the famous photographer Horst P. Horst, of which Paci contemporary has become reference gallery in Italy. Author of photographs universally recognized as a synonym for elegance, style and glamor, his most famous images will be the displayed during the exhibition in Porto Cervo gallery throughout 2018 summer season. Another great news of 2018 summer season is the official preview of some beautiful shots of Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot by Douglas Kirkland, who recently joined the roster of represented artists of the gallery.
Moreover, the great anthological volume on Sandy Skoglund curated by Prof. Germano Celant is going to be published soon. In the same time, there will also be three important exhibition to promote Sandy Skoglund's last and so long awaited work "Winter": one in Italy (Camera Museum in Turin), one in Europe and one international (Fotografiska Museum in New York).
The gallery has also a special attention towards the new medias, spacing from the creations made by modern technologies, to the complex structure of video-installations.
Paci Contemporary develops a continuous cooperation with museums and other galleries to promote the artists collaborating with the gallery itself, for example Centre Pompidou and MEP in Paris, Tate Gallery in London, McNay Art Museum of San Antonio in Texas, Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, Mjellby Konstmuseum in Halmstad, Fotografiska Museum in Stoccolma, Pedrera in Barcellona... The cooperation with critics, both Italians and foreigners, let us collocate our dynamism in the international multi-specialistic flow, creating series of publications, books and monographs centered on the represented artists, thus favoring a deeper look on their work. Paci Contemporary is also present in many international contemporary art fairs.
The gallery has two locations: one in the historical centre of Brescia, north Italy; and one in Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda (Sardegna).
PORTO CERVO GALLERY