A great international artist arrives in Catania with an unpublished exhibition. The works, specially produced for the exhibition by the Gabriele Basilico Archive, are in two formats: 40 in 60x70 cm format and 10 in 100x130 cm format.
The selection reveals an approach hitherto little investigated within the rich artistic production left by the Milanese photographer. The intermediate territories of Basilico are physical spaces and seem almost tangible to the eye, but also mental spaces, induced in the observer by the voids, by the absences determined by pauses and silences in the visual construction of the image.
The thickness of the light and the choice of perspective adopted by Basilico contribute to determining the formal balance between the volumes, inducing a correct reading of the image, through that act of suspension and contemplation often emphasized by the photographer himself as a fundamental moment in observation. of the landscape, of whatever nature it is and presents itself.
Gabriele Basilico was one of the greatest interpreters of urban landscape photography, admired and followed even beyond national borders, winner of numerous awards including "L'Osella d'oro for contemporary architectural photography" at the Venice Biennale . His works are part of international public and private collections (including MAXXI, International Center of Photography New York, MoMA New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Stedelijk Museum, Center Georges Pompidou) and have been exhibited in museums and galleries in Worldwide. A great international artist for the first time in Catania with an unpublished exhibition. The selection of photographs taken by Gabriele Basilico during his career, from the late 1980s to the first decade of the 2000s.
September 18 2021 - March 6 2022
Piazza Federico di Svevia, Catania