Launch of Belfast Exposed Futures Gallery
Belfast Exposed Futures is our new gallery space dedicated to showing the best emerging photographic talent from Northern Ireland. It supports the development and presentation of new work by six artists a year in a series of solo shows and is presented upstairs in the former Exchange Gallery Space at Belfast Exposed.
On 1st May 2015 we launch the space with Interferences, a solo exhibition by Alberto Maserin.
Over the past two years Alberto Maserin has documented the influence of a U.S. military base on a small town in Italy. The base was established during the Cold War in 1955 and is still active. The parameters of the base are securely guarded and secrecy shrouds the site. As a result, it has become a source of much speculation for the local population.
Maserin has extensively documented the area and its inhabitants. His quiet photographs observe the uncomfortable relationship between the military installation and its surroundings. The work also examines the psychological implications of this site on the local imagination.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a limited edition print that will be available for purchase.
Alberto Maserin graduated from the University of Ulster BA programme in 2011 and became co-founder of Belfast Photo Factory, a non-profit collective created with the purpose of providing an environment for photographers in Belfast. His work has appeared in both Source and Time magazine. He lives in Belfast and works between Northern Ireland and Italy.
This exhibition is generously supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland
Belfast Exposed Futures launches on 1st May, 7-9pm, all welcome