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Elisabetta Benassi

All I Remember

The images on these watercolours are captions, annotations, and stamps found on the backs of thousands of photographs collected from Italian and international press archives that refer to history in the broad sense, but also to smaller, forgotten histories.

Together, these images form a never before seen archive of the twentieth century. The artist deprives the viewer of the photographic image and, with it, its value as a simulacrum.

These "images without images" invite the viewer down a path through a new iconology of the twentieth century.

Watercolours on paper