Lorenzo Vitturi Yellow Chalk #1, 2014; Yellow Chalk #2, 2013
Lorenzo Vitturi is included in the exhibition Kaleidoscope: Immigration and Modern Britain at Somerset House.
Featuring stills and moving image, Kaleidoscope showcases the works of ten photographers born or based in Britain, many with family origins abroad including Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Russia, and explores what it means and how it feels to live as an immigrant, or a descendant of immigrants, in Britain today.
Co-curated by writer, Ekow Eshun and Creative Director, Darrell Vydelingum the exhibition forms a celebration of immigration in everyday life. Reflecting the multiplicity of voices that together form modern Britain, the exhibition takes individual and often intensely personal experiences to encourage a wider appreciation of the nation’s multiculturalism. The significance of immigrant communities forms a key focus, particularly how they influence the country’s identity, challenged now more than ever.
Vitturi's photographic practice, revolves around site-specific interventions at the intersection of photography, sculpture and performance. For the artists, photography is conceived as a space of transformation, where different disciplines merge together to represent the complexities of changing urban environments.
Vitturi will also discuss his work in relation to the Kaleidoscope exhibition in an artist talk at Somerset House on 10 July.