This exhibition is displayed at MOSTYN in Galleries 2 and 3 and acts as a counterpoint to the group exhibition ‘Dear Portrait’ and the solo exhibition by Annette Kelm. It is part of series of exhibitions at MOSTYN that offer different viewpoints of the same subject, from the traditional understandings of the subject to a more expanded and nuanced one, with the three described here focusing on the the classic art genre of the portrait.
Franco Vaccari was born in 1936, in Modena, Italy. He studied sciences and graduated in physics before becoming an artist. His work has been shown at four Venice Biennales (1972, 1980, 1993, 1995) and presented at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and MoMA, PS1 in New York, among numerous others. In addition, he is also an established critic and writer, and known for his critical essays on the subject of photography.