Milan, EffeArte Gallery, Elina Brotherus


Elina Brotherus
curated by Lorella Scacco
Milan, EffeArte Gallery
22nd March 2013– 12th May 2013
Opening: 21st March, h 18 | EffeArte, via Ausonio 1/A,  Milan

Effearte is proud to present Spectator, the first solo show by Elina Brotherus in

Milan which includes five new works.

The exhibition will host a series of new photographs, made by the artist a few

months ago in New York, and a selection of works from her recent monograph

Artist and her Model (Le Caillou Bleu, Brussels 2012).

In these works the internationally recognized photographer focuses on the

artist’s gaze on his/her model which, as she explains, “it is neither masculine

nor feminine gaze but something neutral observing, scrutinizing, sometimes

surprised or admiring”.

Elina Brotherus investigates through the camera the human figure and its place

into the environment, looking for suitable light and landscape.

She affirms that she “looks for what we too often lack in the everyday life: calm,

wide spaces, surprise, veritable solitude and in compensation a shared


The spectator represented from behind is often present, pointing out to the

motif of the reciprocity of vision.

The exhibition is curated by Lorella Scacco and it participates in the seventh

edition of Milan Photofestival promoted by AIF – Associazione Italiana Foto &

Digital Imaging in collaboration with Camera di Commercio and Unione

Confcommercio Milano.

The show is with the patronage of the Finnish Embassy.