Bridges are Beautiful

Bridges are Beautiful is a research project that takes the Natura 2000 network as a reference for researching the place that human beings occupy within nature. This network is a series of ecological corridors promoted by the European Union, created to preserve fauna, flora and biodiversity. It is a transnational communication system that goes beyond the border policies of each state, and puts ecological logic first. Bridges are some of the most important infrastructures in the network, since they make it easier for animals to overcome architectural barriers such as motorways and roads. At the same time, multiple fences and security cameras monitor and follow their movements, casting doubt on their apparent freedom of movement.
Marina Caneve’s work explores the tensions that emerge from the power that human beings try to exert over nature. To do so, she analyses the contradictory relationships between infrastructure construction, policies and freedom of movement, and nature conservation.

Marina Caneve
(Belluno, IT, 1988)

Marina Caneve is a photographer exploring how our knowledge is shaped trough a research based and multidisciplinary approach. Caneve’s work was exhibited internationally in institutions including the Venice Architecture Biennale, Fotohof, and La Triennale and belongs to the collections of institutions such as MAXXI, MUFOCO, ICCD, National Mountain Museum. With her project Are they Rocks or Clouds? she has won numerous awards including the Giovane Fotografia Italiana. Since 2019 he has been a lecturer at the IUAV Master in Photography and the Spazio Labo ‘. In 2020 she was selected for Futures and entered the MAPS agency. She is co-founder of CALAMITA/À. Her major publications include Are they Rocks or Clouds?, Fw:Books, Di roccia, fuochi e avventure sotterranee, Quodlibet/Ghella; The Valley Between Peaks and Stars, Quodlibet; The Shape of Water Vanishes in Water, A+Medizioni.

Eyes on Tomorrow

Giovane Fotografia Italiana nel Mondo

2022, JUNE 9 – JULY 30
OPENING: June 8th at 7 pm
HOURS: every day 10 am – 6 pm

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