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  TOM SANDBERG & PAOLO MONTI - L’arte della presenza  
Tom Sandberg, (b. 1953) is based in Oslo and Paris. He works in refined photogravure tecniques, palladium and silver gelatine prints and large digital scannings, appearing on sheet aluminium, framed, on fabric or glass. P.S.1 MoMa (New York), presents a main exhibition of his work spring 2007.

His photographs have been included in a number of exhibition in Europe and the United States over the last thirty years, includine The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf; Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; The Walzer Art Center, Minneapolis; International Center of Photography, New York; Modena Museet, Stockholm; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Sandberg’s work is part of the permanent collections of The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo; Museum für kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art. Oslo; among others.

Pier Paolo Monti, (b. 1966) is based in Monforte d’Alba and Turin, Piedmont, Italy. In the heart of the Langhe hills, his wine estate was founded in 1996, when Pier Paolo Monti purchased several vineyards in the area, and built the state of the art winery. The vineyards of Bussia, San Martino, Val di Sacco, Camie, Chiese, are within the Manforte comune and cover a total of 10 hectares (25 acres).

Paolo Monti produces 6 grape varieties: Barbera d’Alba, Nebbiolo destined for Barolo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot which go into Monti’s Dossi Rossi Langhe DOC, and two white grapes, Riesling Renato (Rheinriesling) and Chardonnay, which make up the white Langhe DOC, L’Aura.

Azienda Agricola Monti has been top pick in several international tasting, including top prizes for his Barolo, Merlot and Barbera d’Alba attentive vineyard management, modern vinification and meticulous élevage yield a range of characterful, top-quality wines.

Wine maker: Roberto Gerbino.

The Art of presence
The Pier Paolo Monti and Tom Sandberg
Barolo Photograph Edition 2007

Shimmering with the blackness of charcoal or traslucent as frosted chanderlirs, Tom Sandberg’s images are embedded with life, and therefore also with mortality. For more than thirty years he has passionately explored the depth of tone and the radiance of light in the language of black and white photography. The dark sensitivity of his work is inaccessibly in motion, with the timelessness of ebb and flow.

Representing vision itself, Sandberg’s photography breathes with the fleeting presence of life. Related both to the classical immediacy of Edward Weston and the sublimity in Caspar David Friedrich’s painting, he ranges today among the masters of contemporary photography.
His large body of work from glittering seascapes and titanic skies to classical genres like the portrait and the reclining nude, negotiatesbetween directness and mystery. Sandberg has an affinity for complex form and visual reality in ambiguous surfaces that do not quite reveal themselves.

Loaded with reductive concentration and pure poetic form, his abstaction within rapresentation captures both the here and now and the enigma of perception. Approaching the imperceptible, an equivocal tencion of visual paradoxes and juxtapositions emerges. The images almost alchemic aura releases the escaping pressure of the dreamlike contemplative.

Sandberg’s photographic language points at temporal displacement in a dynamics between past tense and illuded presence. With Proustian affinities, a nostalgic sense of what has been occurs. Yet Sandberg’s complex emotion.

Pier Paolo Monti, a leading wine producer from Piedmont, Italy, was introduced to Tom Sandberg’s work and was immediately struck by the artist work. Meeting with Tom Sandberg, the two artist found a common theme, which has since led to the Barolo Photograph Edition 2007.

In the The Pier Paolo Monti/Tom Sandberg Barolo Photograph Edition 2007 Tom Sandberg’s artistic integrity and vision interacts with the high quality and the fine winemaking art of The Azienda Agricola Monti.

The art of seeing, and beeing, is at stake.

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