ALMA ZEVI inaugurates the 2021 Venice gallery programme with The Portrait in Focus. Ten international artists whose work has pushed the boundaries of the photographic portrait genre. These photographs take on many different forms, yet they all encourage visual, conceptual and philosophical readings.
The pieces on view date from the early 1990s (in the case of Nan Goldin’s iconic work), to recent projects shown for the first time in Italy (for example, the digital photo collages of Alberta Whittle). They explore social dynamics, identity and a multiplicity of truths.