Discipula (MFG Paltrinieri, Mirko Smerdel and Tommaso Tanini)
Discipula is a collective operative in the field of contemporary visual research founded by MFG Paltrinieri, Mirko Smerdel and Tommaso Tanini in 2013.
Working across a range of practices – varying from art installations, performances and publications to workshops and lectures – Discipula focuses on the exploration of the role and uses of images in the contemporary mediascape. The collective refers to images as political and economic tools, means of power and control whose ambiguous nature can be controlled to determine shifts in the perception of reality. With regard to this, Discipula pays particular attention to the role of the viewer as well as to the act of looking as a form of political consciousness.
Discipula’s work have been exhibited internationally at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Centre Photographie Geneva, Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam, Krakow Photomonth, Photo 50 – London Art Fair, Matildenhohe Darmstadt, FORMAT Festival (Derby), Kunsthalle Budapest, Tokyo Institute of Photography and more.
Discipula is the recipient of various awards including Premio Level 0 Art Verona 2017, Premio Fondazione Francesco Fabbri per le Arti Contemporanee 2016 and Les Rencontres d’Arles, Author Book Award 2015.