Blinds and other Cloudings
Catalogue of the exhibition of Irene Fenara
at Spazio Leonardo’s Gallery, Milan.
Blinds and other Cloudings
Catalogue for the exhibition of Irene Fenara at Spazio Leonardo’s Gallery, Milan.
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Blinds and other Cloudings
Catalogue, 23.5×16.5 cm
32 pages

2018 © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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The ultraviolet transparent ink
offers a graphic interpretation
of the title’s meaning.

Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
griglia modulare
The modular grid and some
basic layout sketches.

2018 © Nicola-Matteo Munari
The Catalogue

Irene Fenara (1990) is an emerging artist on the contemporary art scene, which is establishing herself thanks to research on visual imagery generated by contemporary technologies.

The catalogue for the exhibition Blinds and other Cloudings is the third among those designed in 2018 for the shows curated by UNA for Milan’s Spazio Leonardo.

The design of the catalogue was developed according to the previous publications, but the layout has been adapted to the new contents in order to better emphasise the artworks.
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The Cover

The catalogue enhances the work of the artist by offering an interpretation which is strong in concept, but essential and restrained in its graphic expression.

The cover offers an experimental solution, featuring the printing of a high-density ultraviolet ink directly on the uncoated paper.

The transparency and brightness of the ink produce luminous letters, that effectively suggest the ideas of “blind” and “clouding” concepts as proposed by the title of the exhibition.
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The page numbers are discreetly positioned close to the gutter.

Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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 Blinds and other Cloudings focuses
on the gesture that is behind every
photographic operation—watching.
From the Foreword
 Blinds and other Cloudings focuses on the gesture that is behind every photographic operation—watching.
From the Foreword
Mise en Page

The photographs have been arranged in such a way to visually reflect the exhibition‘s experience, at the same time offering an interpretation of the exhibition itself thanks to the different medium typical to the catalogue.

In this way, images follow each other in an articulated and dynamic composition which has been conceived in order to stimulate the reader’s attention and to enhance the artworks reproduced in the catalogue.
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2018 © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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2018 © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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2018 © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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The back cover shows a miniaturised version of the title in which the brightness of the ink is emphasised.

Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
A Balanced Simplicity

The graphic interpretation of the exhibition and the balanced layout of the contents enhance both the aesthetics of the artworks and the concepts which they express.

The catalogue, therefore, came to be considered as an integral part to the exhibition receiving appreciation from numerous artists, curators, and art collectors.

—Nicola-Matteo Munari

Client
Spazio Leonardo

Coordination
UNA

Design+Layout
Nicola-Matteo Munari

Photo
Cosimo Filippini

Project Date
2018