Pinacoteca Nazionale, Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, Bologna, 2021

At the heart of Foto/Industria 2021 is the food industry, a theme of fundamental importance due to its inextricable link to wider questions of philosophy and biology, history and science, politics and economics.

Lorenzo Vitturi, who has always been interested in the encounter between different cultures, developed Money Must Be Made in a residence in Lagos upon the invitation of the African Artists Foundation. The work was set in Balogun, one of the largest street markets in the world, where Vitturi took some photographs and collected the materials, partly food, which later became the ingredients of sculptures and still lifes made in his studio.

The set up of the exhibition, within the Salone d’Onore at Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, is a great panopticon to capture from a single point of view the complexity of a street market.