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Andrea Basileo - All Fruits

Casa Pessina also reopens to the public for the new 2021 season.

The protagonist of the first appointment of the year is Ligornetto photographer Andrea Basileo, whose project ALL FRUITS constitutes the 14th chapter of a season that the Museo d'arte Mendrisio inaugurated six years ago for the Ligornetto location, the space that the city of Mendrisio dedicates to the Ticino photographic scene.

Andrea Basileo's series bears witness to his many years of activity as a monitor for Atgabbes, a Ticino association of parents and friends of children with disabilities. For several summers, Basileo accompanied the children during their daily activities. His training as a photographer, however, prompted him to want to immortalise and recount this wonderful experience through a series of images. The result is surprising: his photography has the gift of capturing the playful moments as well as the particularities of the individual participants, never lingering on the differences but, on the contrary, enhancing the uniqueness and individual personalities of the children.

The outdoor activities as well as the moments of conviviality captured inside take us back to an atmosphere of play and reflection: Basileo's snapshots have the gift of giving us the expressive naturalness of the children who, as the artist himself says, "were, in their sincere openness, what we might consider an excellent example of inclusion".

All works reproduced belong to the series ALL FRUITS (2015-2019)
Giclee print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta 315g © Andrea Basileo.

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