Monica Kiss Horvath: Bar

Monika Kiss Horvth’s images of Italy and its bars, collected over the past few years, take us from the North to the South, from Milan, Florence and Rome to Bari and Palermo. Aiming not to penetrate the intimacy of these local establishments, where quotidian Italian life is at its most intense, she instead photographs the everyday mystery of the bars from outside, showing few people but focusing on the architectural design of these small centers of urban Italian life. Her pictures capture the slight yet revealing details–doorways, windows, patterns of beaded curtains, perhaps a door left ajar that allows a glimpse of the interior, and the recurring lettering “BAR”–elegant and luxurious in the northern Italian centers, simple and homemade in the smaller southern towns and cities, sometimes falling to pieces above doorways locked shut long ago.

Text: Glahse Zsuzsanna, Conti Viana. cm 25,5×18; pp. 130; Publisher: Patrick Frey, Zürich, 2000.

ISBN: 9783905509274 | 390550927X

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ID: 23907

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Monika Kiss Horvth’s images of Italy and its bars, collected over the past few years, take us from the North to the South, from Milan, Florence and Rome to Bari and Palermo. Aiming not to penetrate the intimacy of these local establishments, where quotidian Italian life is at its most intense, she instead photographs the everyday mystery of the bars from outside, showing few people but focusing on the architectural design of these small centers of urban Italian life. Her pictures capture the slight yet revealing details–doorways, windows, patterns of beaded curtains, perhaps a door left ajar that allows a glimpse of the interior, and the recurring lettering “BAR”–elegant and luxurious in the northern Italian centers, simple and homemade in the smaller southern towns and cities, sometimes falling to pieces above doorways locked shut long ago.

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