#freedom is an exhibition that we are preparing for Andrea Massari, friend and photographer, who left us on April 18, 2019.

From the start, when we were still DVMilano, Andrea was part of Cute’s history. He saw our journey; he was part of our lives; he grew together with us.

We are certain that this exhibit would have fulfilled a great wish of his.

Soon you will find on this page all the selections and updates concerning this project, which will be curated by Roberto Mutti.

Mr. Mutti is a critic and historian; at present he teaches photography at the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala and the Istituto Italiano di Fotografia in Milan.
Organizer and independent curator, he has realized exhibits of promising young talents and established photographers, collaborating with festivals, private galleries, and public institutions.
His work—essays, monographs, and catalogues—appears in over two hundred titles.
His photography criticism has been awarded the Città di Benevento Prize (2000), the Giuseppe Turroni Prize (2007), the Artistica Art Gallery of Denver, Colorado Prize (2011), and the Salvatore Margagliotti Prize (2014). He lives and works in Milan.

Artist’s Philosophy

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
Edgar Degas

“Life is art. Apart from my personal work, I view my photographs as a range of colors, shadows and forms inspired by the truth of human experience – snapshots of both hidden and unhidden beauty. My work is filled with energy and reflects dynamic emotion. Even my work in black and white reflects life’s celebration, utilizing composition and form to create larger than life images. Like the works of Mirò, Matisse, Picasso, Lichteinstein and many others I strive to create images of both the visible and the invisible – bright shadows of the invisible dynamism of every day. A great photographer is obliged to touch both the soul and the eye. Great photographers have always known this.

I look to photographers such as Sieff or Avedon. I create worlds – albeit often branded worlds, predicated upon the wonder of now.”