Vincenzo Latronico e Armin Linke

Vincenzo Latronico, Rome, 1984. Lives in Turin; Armin Linke, Milan, 1966. Lives in Milan and Berlin

In his research as a photographer and filmmaker, Linke uses a combination of different technology during the post-production phase, blurring the distinction between fiction and reality. His artistic practice focuses on the various possible ways of interacting with photography archives and their respective manifestations, on interrelationships and transformational powers shared by urbanity, architecture and spatial functions and the people who interact with these environments. By working on his own personal archive and other historic archives, Linke puts the conventions of photography and its display to the test.He has recently presented his work at: PAC, Milan; 35th Architecture Biennale, Venice; ZKM, Karlsruhe, MAXXI, MACRO and the American Academy, Rome; Base, Florence; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo; KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; 4th Moscow Biennale; CCCB, Barcelona. He teaches at the HfG in Karlsruhe.

A writer and translator, Latronico has translated Amateurs and City Life by Donald Barthelme (Dilettanti and La vita in città, Minimum Fax, 2015 and 2013), The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman (Amori e disamori di Nathaniel P., Einaudi, 2015) and Tender Is the Night by Francis Scott Fitzgerald (Tenera è la notte, Minimum Fax, 2013). He has published three novels with Bompiani: Ginnastica e Rivoluzione (2008), La cospirazione delle colombe (2011), and La mentalità dell’alveare (2013). His books have won the Premio Giuseppe Berto, the Premio Napoli and the Premio Bergamo. He has published critical texts in catalogs dedicated to artists such as Ryan Gander, Luca Vitone, Mark Manders, Christian Jankowski, Natalie Czech, Alexandre Singh and Robert Kusmirowski, commissioned by the Dutch and Italian pavilions at the Venice Biennale, by the Palais de Tokyo, Art Angel and Drawing Center. He contributes to Corriere della Sera, frieze, Domus and Rolling Stone, and writes regularly for IL ‒ il Sole 24 Ore. In 2010 he curated the literary section of Artissima, while in 2013 he was one of the curators of the Premio Furla.

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