Past Belfast Exchange Gallery Exhibition
BELFAST EXPOSED FUTURES
Alberto Maserin - 1 May to 27 June 2015
Belfast Exposed Futures is a new gallery space dedicated to showing the best new photographic talent from Northern Ireland.
Interferences is the first exhibition to launch in the Belfast Exposed Futures gallery, a new space dedicated to emerging photography from Northern Ireland.
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.
Belfast Exposed Futures is a programme dedicated to supporting new photographic talent in Northern Ireland. It supports the development and presentation of new work by six early career artists a year in a series of solo shows and aims to promote these artists on an international level by creating significant opportunities for the artists to build their careers.
Belfast Exposed Futures is generously supported by the Foyle Foundation, Arts Council Northern Ireland and The Directory.
Belfast Exposed Futures launches on 1st May, 7-9pm, all welcome