by Nicola Lo Calzo
Binidittu explores the condition of contemporary African migrants in the Meditteranean through the exceptional, although little known, figure of Saint Benedict the Moor - son of enslaved Africans, who became the first Modern black saint in history (Sicily 1524-1589). Benedict's gradual removal from the Western imagination resonates strongly with the experience of the African diaspora in the Mediterranean.
Nicola Lo Calzo (Torino, 1979) is a photographer and queer artist-researcher whose work lies halfway between the visual arts and documentary photography. His work explores the uses of photography to interrogate the memory of subaltern groups, especially the memory of colonized people.
In collaboration with Podbielski Contemporary
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