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Pacifico Silano - Blue Valentine, 2020

Archival pigment print on Epson Luster paper
20,3 x 25,4 cm (8 x 10 inch)
Edition of 20 + 2AP
Signed and numbered on a separate label

"In [Pacifico] Silano’s lens archival queerness is represented as affect, abstraction, temporality, and the defining disposition of the late-20th century, postmodern critique. […] [Silano's] photographic reinterpretations of what became a burgeoning cultural praxis of gay male depiction frequently skirts the question of desire entirely, favouring a more expansive ideation of intimacy and paying closer attention to its doppelgänger — longing — as depicted in the vacant fields of vision that surround his excised subject matter." - Quote by Avram Finkelstein, Foam Magazine #59: Histories - The Archival Issue. ⁠

Pacifico Silano is a lens-based artist whose work is an exploration of print culture, the circulation of imagery and LGBTQ identity. Born in Brooklyn, NY (US), he received his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Bronx Museum; Tacoma Art Museum; Oude Kerk, Amsterdam; and Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City and the group exhibition Fantasy America at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2021.
Awards include the Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship, NYFA Fellowship in Photography, and being a Finalist for the Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize. His work is in the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Modern Art. He has had solo shows at Baxter ST@CCNY, Rubber-Factory, Stellar Projects, Light Work, Melanie Flood Projects and Fragment Gallery, Moscow.
Pacifico Silano's portfolio is featured in Foam Magazine #59: Histories - The Archival Issue.

This photo print has a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy will be on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
For more information or questions about buying this print, please contact the Foam Editions team.

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€600,00 Incl. tax
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