AUTUMN IS COMING: FOTO/INDUSTRIA 2015! Are you ready for 14 incredible and compelling exhibitions of photography? Where? In BOLOGNA!
Fourteen exhibitions in 12 locations and cultural landmarks of the city
Opening to the public: 3 October 2015 by MAST- BOLOGNA.
The theme of the second edition of FOTO/INDUSTRIA 2015 Biennale in Bologna, is focussed on the world of work in all its aspects and in particular on the industrial production chain from conception to recycling.
The Biennale, promoted by the MAST Foundation in collaboration with the Bologna Municipality under the artistic direction of François Hébel, includes 14 exhibitions that will be held during the month of October in eleven historical buildings in the city centre and at MAST.
FOTO/INDUSTRIA presents at MAST, under the direction of Urs Stahel, the finalists and winner of the fourth edition of the GD4PhotoArt competition, created to promote the work of young photographers on the subjects of industry, society, and territory and the Savina Palmieri Collection of industrial photography books.
I advice you and my favourites are:
DAVID LA CHAPELLE, New York, USA, LAND SCAPE : Pinacoteca Nazionale Via Belle Arti, 56
Famed fashion photographer turned artist David LaChapelle presents new works dealing with oil’s negative impact. He is known internationally for his exceptional talent in combining a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with profound social messages. The famed photographer presents two new series of works: “Refineries” and “Gas Stations.” As their titles suggest, these projects deal with the petroleum industry, depicting the points of gasoline’s production and consumption, respectively.
EDWARD BURTINSKY, Toronto, Canada, MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPE, Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, Via Castiglione , 7
“Nature transformed through industry is a predominant theme in my work. I set course to intersect with a contemporary view of the great ages of man; from stone, to minerals, oil, transportation, silicon, and so on. To make these ideas visible I search for subjects that are rich in detail and scale yet open in their meaning. Recycling yards, mine tailings, quarries and refineries are all places that are outside of our normal experience, yet we partake of their output on a daily basis.
These images are meant as metaphors to the dilemma of our modern existence; they search for a dialogue between attraction and repulsion, seduction and fear. We are drawn by desire – a chance at good living, yet we are consciously or unconsciously aware that the world is suffering for our success. Our dependence on nature to provide the materials for our consumption and our concern for the health of our planet sets us into an uneasy contradiction. For me, these images function as reflecting pools of our times.” Edward Burtynsky
HEIN GORNY, Berlin, Germany, NEW OBJECTIVITY AND INDUSTRY PRODUCTS AND IMAGE DESIGN 1920s-1930s IN GERMANY Exhibition co-produced by Collection Regard and Foto/Industria 2015, Genus Bononiae, Museo della Storia di Bologna, Via Castiglione, 8
In the 1930s Hein Gorny was a respected and successful commercial photographer. His joyful image of a woman throwing her child into the air, and poised to catch it, was used in a major advertising campaign for the German National Railway. But when the Reichsbahn discovered that the woman in the photo was a Jew – as well as Gorny’s wife – he was accused of ridiculing the railway. He was told to divorce the woman if he wished to continue as their photographer. When he refused all commissions from German companies and institutions stopped. He had to make a living by taking portraits of horses and dogs.
For years Gorny and Byers’ photographs were considered lost, until they were discovered and published by the Berlin-based Collection Regard. Marc Barbey, a Parisian economist, collector and owner of both gallery and imprint, works to rediscover once-renowned photographers and photo artists who have since faded from memory. He considers Berlin the perfect city for his collection
GIANNI BERENGO GARDIN, Milan, Italy MAN, WORK, MACHINE, Fondazione del Monte, Palazzo Paltroni, Via delle Donzelle, 2
LUCA CAMPIGOTTO, Milan, Italy THE POETRY OF THE GIANTS, Spazio Carbonesi, Via de’ Carbonesi, 11
List of other exhibitions:
Neal Slavin, New York, USA GROUP PORTRAITS, Spazio Carbonesi ,Via de’ Carbonesi, 11
O. Winston Link, New York, USA, NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAYS, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, Casa Saraceni, Via Farini, 15
Kathy Ryan, New York, USA OFFICE ROMANCE, Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica di Bologna, Strada Maggiore, 34
Hong Hao, Beijing, China “MY THINGS”, “BOTTOM” MAMbo, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Via Don Minzoni, 14
Jason Sangik Noh, Seoul, South Korea, BIOGRAPHY OF CANCER, Villa delle Rose, Via Saragozza, 228/230
Léon Gimpel, Paris, France, ILLUMINATIONS, An exhibition proposed by Société française de photographie, Museo di Palazzo Poggi, Via Zamboni, 33
Marc Roig Blesa, Netherlands/Spain – Raphaël Dallaporta, France – Madhuban Mitra and Manas Bhattacharya, India –
Óscar Monzón, Spain GD4PHOTOART COMPETITION FINALISTS, MAST.Gallery, Via Speranza, 42
FROM ALBUMS TO PHOTOBOOKS ITALIAN INDUSTRY IN 120 VOLUMES SAVINA PALMIERI COLLECTION
MAST.Gallery , Via Speranza, 42