Oliviero Toscani

October 21th - January 25th 2020

Oliviero Toscani is coming to Graz. As well as the exhibition at Atelier Jungwirth a talk will take place on 17 October and he will hold a two-day Masterclass entitled “Is taking pictures enough to be a photographer?ˮ on 19 and 20 October.
Here you can find further information on the talk and about the masterclass.

Born in Milan, he started taking photographs as a child. He studied in Zurich and became acquainted with Andy Warhol, whose work had a profound impact on him, in New York. In his campaigns for Benetton he himself has written both advertising and cultural history. Issues such as HIV, war, death, same sex love, religion or even anorexia – Toscani seldom spared his customers and recipients from taboos. His works triggered contentious debates throughout the world.

In addition to his work for Benetton he also created campaigns for Esprit, Chanel and Fiorucci. He worked for Elle, Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Stern and Liberation. He founded the magazine “Colorsˮ and was significantly involved in the establishment of Benetton’s creative workshop “Fabricaˮ. And his book “La pub est une charogne qui nous sourit” (Advertising is a carrion that smiles at us) was a publication which settled a score with the advertising branch as well as being a bestseller.

Since 2007 he has been travelling around the world for his project RAZZA UMANA (www.razzaumana.it). The aim is to capture the diversity of humankind on photographs and videos. The images from Japan, Guatemala, Italy or Namibia are striking portraits which encourage us to reflect on human nature, on people’s characters but also on the influence of social phenomena such as education and upbringing or fashion.

17.10.2019 / Talk
Congress Graz

18.10.2019 / Opening „RAZZA UMANA“

19. + 20.10.2019 / Masterclass
“Is taking pictures enough to be a photographer?ˮ
Venue: Atelier Jungwirth

The two-day Masterclass with the Milan-born photographer will also be held in English and will convey fascinating insights into Toscani’s imagination not only for photographers but for creative individuals from all sectors. Not technology but the art of looking under the surface of things is paramount.


Rent a show
The following “ready to be hung“ exhibition is available for further shows.

Number of pictures:
36 pigment prints on Hahnemühle paper
Open Edition • signed

Frame size:
27 pcs. 85 x 125 cm • White wooden frames
9 pcs. 55 x 80 cm • Walnut frames

Further information:
Birgit Enge, Atelier Jungwirth, Opernring 12, A-8010 Graz
Tel. +43.316.815505, b.enge@atelierjungwirth.com


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