“Gianni Leone. Inventory: 1979 – 2015” at Pino Pascali Foundation

The Gianni Leone photographic work is centered on a personal photographic declination of the interior landscape that integrates landscape documentation, image of private memory, critical research on the language of the image, unfolding in more than thirty years of traveling and returning told in black and white and then, from 1994, in colour.

 

Curon, Val Venosta, 2010, da Vaghi Paesaggi © Gianni Leone

Curon, Val Venosta, 2010, da Vaghi Paesaggi © Gianni Leone

 

The Pino Pascali Foundation in  Polignano a Mare continues with the Contemporary Landscape cycle inaugurated in 2014 with the exhibition “The sea and the sky. Pino Pascali and Luigi Ghirri “, proposing an exhibition which displays the vision of the urban landscape and the Mediterranean, thanks to the work of Gianni Leone, a photographer who has helped to create, along with other protagonists and excellent colleagues – such as Luigi Ghirri, of which he was a friend and business partner, Olivo Barbieri, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Mario Cresci, or Mimmo Jodice – the renewal of the iconography of Italian photography, reversing italian stereotypes and clichés. (more…)

“The Project in the Gaze. Landscape Photographs by Gabriele Basilico” at AAM

The exhibition explores the theme of landscape in the research of Gabriele Basilico (1944-2013) through 60 photographs in various formats, most of them in the artist’s distinctive black and white.

 

The Project in the Gaze. Landscape Photographs by Gabriele Basilico © Mendrisio Academy

The Project in the Gaze. Gabriele Basilico © Galleria dell’Accademia di architettura

 

Conceived and promoted by the Academy of Architecture together with the curator Angela Madesani and the Studio Gabriele Basilico, the exhibition presents 60 photographs in various formats, mostly in black and white. The exhibition explores the theme of landscape in the research of Gabriele Basilico (1944-2013), comprising works produced mainly between the eighties and nineties in Europe.

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“Artscape Norway” at Jaroslav Fragner Gallery Prague

The Artscape Norway international project uses photography, documentary film and video art to present artworks and small pieces of architecture that have become part of the Norwegian landscape and public space.

 

Selvika © Jiri Havran

Selvika © Jiri Havran

 

Monumental sculptures, suspended vantage points, original rest stops and information boards – a true Nature Gallery. These are the tourist attractions on the trails woven into the breathtaking Norwegian landscape. The Jaroslav Fragner Gallery in Prague presents several of these implementations within the Artscape Norway multimedia exhibition project. The eye-catching creations in the Norwegian countryside are captured in photographs — themselves works of art — by two top photographers. The photographs are signed by Czech-Norwegian photographer Jiří Havran and Filip Šlapal who works in the Czech Republic. (more…)

“The Unseen”, from Informalist painting to the postwar photobook (1945-1965)

The exhibition at Fundación Juan March, in Madrid, introduces the viewer to the destructive, torn art made by the Informalists after World War II, alongside the new approach to photography that happened during these years.

 

 Jacques Villeglé. Boulevard Saint Martin, 1959 © Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva. Photograph: Sandra Pointet

Jacques Villeglé. Boulevard Saint Martin, 1959 © Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Geneva. Photograph: Sandra Pointet

 

The exhibition THE UNSEEN. From Informalist painting to the postwar photobook (1945-1965) presents European painting from the immediate postwar period to the mid-1960s alongside photography from those same decades with the aim of submerging viewers in the historical context of the time in order to achieve an understanding of the break that artists brought about following the war.

The exhibition includes 160 works of art, documents and films loaned from different institutions and public and private collections in both Spain and abroad, including the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art in Geneva, the Centre Pompidou, the Pinacoteca di Brera, the Folkwang Museum in Essen, the Dietmar Siegert Collection, the Fundación Foto Colectania, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Museo d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, among others. (more…)

“Wolfgang Tillmans: On the Verge of Visibility” at Serralves

The exhibition space is presented as a laboratory in which to test out the experiential possibilities of the pictures, particularly his “Vertical Landscapes”: visual phenomena, threshold moments associated with borders, between different states of matter and their distribution, concretely within the area of the image, and politically in the world of people and goods.

 

La Palma, 2014 © Wolfgang Tillmans

La Palma, 2014 © Wolfgang Tillmans

 

For his first exhibition in Portugal, Wolfgang Tillmans (1968, Remscheid, Germany) continues to expand the possibilities for the reception of his oeuvre through a radical repositioning of its multiple dimensions. At Serralves, he pays particular attention to what he describes as his “Vertical Landscapes” and the visual phenomena of light when day meets night, sky meets earth, cloud meets sky and threshold moments associated with borders.

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Franco Fontana “Architectural Abstractions” exhibition at Expowall Milan

Franco Fontana has devoted 42 photographs to represent the architectural structures of the Expo Milano 2015 pavilions. The photographer gives an original interpretation of the architecture as a cultural legacy for the city of Milan and for the visitors and observers from all over the world.

 

"Architectural abstractions" © Franco Fontana

“Architectural abstractions” © Franco Fontana

 

EXPOWALL, the new photo gallery opened by Pamela Campaner and Alberto Meomartini in Milan, will host from 12 to 30 January “Architectural Abstractions”, the photo exhibition by Franco Fontana on the expo 2015 pavilions.

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“Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture” at COAM Madrid

The fifteen featured projects—five houses and five towers in Sydney, and five major commissions beyond Sydney—focus on Seidler’s lifelong creative collaborations, a pursuit he directly inherited from Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius.

 

Australia Square Tower, Sydney, 1961-67; Photo: Max Dupain © Vladimir Belogolovsky

Australia Square Tower, Sydney, 1961-67; Photo: Max Dupain © Vladimir Belogolovsky

 

Painting Toward Architecture is a traveling exhibition celebrating the ninetieth anniversary of the birth of Harry Seidler, the leading Australian architect of the twentieth century. The exhibition traces Austrian-born Seidler’s key role in bringing Bauhaus principles to Australia and identifies his distinctive place and hand within and beyond modernist design methodology. (more…)

“Bauen” by Emilio Pemjean at Espaciofoto Madrid

The author first elaborates scale models of spaces (which no longer exist or have been processed), stripping them of all objects covering or decorating inside to then reconstruct them, photographing the “naked” space. This proposes a dialogue between real space and our perception of it, between the object and its representation or between three-dimensional space (architecture) and two-dimensional representation (photography). 

 

Bauen 8 + 9. "Housing for a couple without children." Die Wohnung shows unserer Zeit. Deutsche exposure Bauausstellung Berlin, built and destroyed in 1931. Mies van der Rohe © Emilio Pemjean

Bauen 8 + 9. “Housing for a couple without children.” Die Wohnung shows unserer Zeit. Deutsche exposure Bauausstellung Berlin, built and destroyed in 1931. Mies van der Rohe © Emilio Pemjean

The project is a reflection on the circle of action that occurs between a man and the spatial system that conforms around, about relationships or interactions between the subject and the occupied and built space. The domestic space, the shelter, the center of the world constitutes a sounding board.

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“Una Finestra sull’India di Le Corbusier” photography exhibition in Verona

Fifty years on from the death of the Swiss-French architect and urban planning master, Le Corbusier and India are on display in Verona. The exhibition includes black and white photos of Corbusier’s India, alongside photos of a colourful India, from the streets, to the people and the most hidden sights of the cities.

 

“Una Finestra sull’India di Le Corbusier” ©  Order of Architects in Verona

“Una Finestra sull’India di Le Corbusier” © Order of Architects in Verona

 

From December 15 until January 31, Magazzino 1, the head of the Order of Engineers in Verona (former warehouse compound, via Santa Teresa, 12) will host a photography exhibition, “Una Finestra sull’India di Le Corbusier”, sponsored by the Engineers of Verona, in collaboration with the Order of Architects in Verona.  (more…)

“Sacral Space” exhibition at Jaroslav Fragner Gallery in Prague

The exhibition featured selected examples of contemporary religious architecture, mostly chapels that capture with the combination of spirituality and earthly life. Buildings of renowned authors as Mario Botta, Peter Zumthor, Christian Kerez, Marte.Marte and Fernando Menis are presented by minimalist models and photographs.

 

Chapel sv. Jana Křtitele_Mario Botta © Pino Musi

Chapel sv. Jana Křtitele, Mario Botta © Pino Musi

 

Sacral architecture is not in the centre of contemporary architectural considerations. However, this does not mean that it will disappear completely or is deteriorating in terms of quality. The “Sacral Space” exhibition presents 25 chapels in the main area of the gallery. This not too extensive architecture is mediated through small-scale models with their immediate surroundings and especially by photographs of the interiors. The play of light can be impressively captured in an image, however, direct spatial experience is more accurate. That is why an object on the borderline of architecture and fine arts dominates the exhibition premises. It is a fragment of architecture with a mosaic of selected examples of lighting composition in the space of contemporary chapels. (more…)