“Los Angeles Instant Landscape” at Expowall Gallery

The Expowall Gallery opens 2019 with the exhibition “Los Angeles Instant Landscape”, the unpublished work of Marco Introini and Emanuele Piccardo. For the first time, two Italian photographers tell of Los Angeles, that set of instantaneous landscapes that you travel through the car. Landscapes that refer to an imaginary made of signs, billboards, stores, endless streets, hills.

 

Emanuele Piccardo, Los Angeles Instant Landscape, Milano 2018

 

Introini investigates the Los Angeles River, a hidden landscape of infrastructures, bridges, viaducts and dams alternating with the seriality of the wooden houses. The river, which stretches for 77 km, is not experienced by the losangeleni, although rich in areas for a total immersion in nature. In fact, only in 2017, City of Los Angeles has announced the LA River Downtown Design Dialogue architecture competition for the urban redevelopment of the canal for public use. In his photographic research Introini, starting from historical maps, he composes a continuous visual atlas between glades and infrastructures.


 

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“Los Angeles Instant Landscape”
30 January – 1 March, 2019
Expowall Gallery
Via Curtatone, 4, 20122 Milano
Italy

 


Emanuele Piccardo instead “uses” Los Angeles to cross it and compose cinematic sequences starting from the initial density to reach an extreme rarefaction that coincides with the desert of Death Valley, scenario of the film Zabriskie Point by the director Michelangelo Antonioni.

 

Emanuele Piccardo, Los Angeles Instant Landscape, Milano 2018

Emanuele Piccardo, Los Angeles Instant Landscape, Milano 2018

 

Los Angeles represents the flight to the west practiced by pioneers in the nineteenth century, like the artists of Land – Art, but also means Hollywood and a certain avant-garde cinema: from Blade Runner by Ridley Scott to Short Cuts by Robert Altman, from The end of violence by Wim Wenders to LA Confidential by Curtis Hanson. References that return to the experience of photographing as an act to establish an “instantaneous” dialogue with the metropolis.

 

Emanuele Piccardo, Los Angeles Instant Landscape, Milano 2018

Marco Introini, Los Angeles Instant Landscape, Milano 2018

 

The two authors perform a sort of circular journey, a loop, between an above that of Piccardo that follows the asphalt strip that leads him to the extreme desert of Death Valley and one below that of Introini to many invisible and dominated by highways that had fascinated other Europeans who over time celebrated the charm of Los Angeles.

 

Marco Introini, Los Angeles Instant Landscape, Milano 2018

Marco Introini, Los Angeles Instant Landscape, Milano 2018


 

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