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Gabriele Basilico
MAXXI, Roma

16 December 2013

An exhibition to celebrate the work of Gabriele Basilico, with a selection of over 70 photographs from the collections of the MAXXI: the Atlante Italiano series of 2003, the Cantiere d’Autore of 2009, with pictures taken during the construction of the new museum, as well as images of Beirut immediately after the civil war of 1991. A panorama of the production of a photographer who interpreted architecture in its complex relationship with the landscape, and a testimony to a time not so long ago when those responsible for public commissions understood the importance of an extensive documentation of the territory. “Cities are like a book that has to be read in full, otherwise you run the risk of not grasping their meaning,” wrote Basilico in his Architetture, Città, Visioni. Riflessioni sulla Fotografia, in search of a photographic language that could serve as a means of understanding the places in which we live.

Gabriele Basilico, Fotografie dalle collezioni del MAXXI
MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo
A cura di Giovanna Calvenzi e Francesca Fabiani
Roma
28 novembre 2013 > 30 marzo 2014

Gabriele Basilico, Palermo, 1998

© Gabriele Basilico, Palermo, 1998.

Gabriele Basilico, Stretto di Messina, 2002

© Gabriele Basilico, Stretto di Messina, 2002.

Gabriele Basilico, Stretto di Messina, 2002

© Gabriele Basilico, Stretto di Messina, 2002.

Gabriele Basilico, Foto Italico, 2010

© Gabriele Basilico, Foto Italico, Roma, 2010.

Gabriele Basilico, Roma, Casa Balilla, 2010

© Gabriele Basilico, Casa Balilla di Luigi Moretti, Roma, 2010.

Gabriele Basilico, Roma, 2010

© Gabriele Basilico, Palazzina Il Girasole di Luigi Moretti, Roma, 2010.

Gabriele Basilico, Roma, 1997

© Gabriele Basilico, Roma, 1997.

Gabriele Basilico, Napoli, 1982

© Gabriele Basilico, Napoli, 1982.

Gabriele Basilico, Milano, 1980

© Gabriele Basilico, Milano, 1980.

Gabriele Basilico, Beirut, 1991

© Gabriele Basilico, Beirut, Roma, 1991.

Gabriele Basilico, Cantiere del Maxxi

© Gabriele Basilico, Cantiere del MAXXI, Roma.


Fabio Severo

A journalist, he lives in Rome because it’s no longer fashionable, realizes photographic projects for the ZONA association and writes for StudioLinkiesta and L’Ultimo Uomo, among others. He runs a blog on contemporary photography, called Hippolyte Bayard, and has an ill-concealed obsession with tennis.


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