Olivo Barbieri. Early Works 1980-1984

Incontro con il fotografo

Bergamo, Monastero di Astino
10 Settembre 2020 ore 20:45

The event

Silvana Editoriale è lieta di invitarvi all'incontro con il fotografo Olivo Barbieri, nell'ambito della mostra Olivo Barbieri. Early Works 1980-1984, in programma al Monastero di Astino (Bergamo) dal 26 giugno al 31 ottobre 2020.
L'artista dialogherà con Corrado Benigni, curatore della mostra, e Lorenzo Giusti, Direttore della GAMeC di Bergamo.
L'incontro si terrà giovedì 10 settembre 2020 alle ore 20.45 nella Sala Refettorio del Monastero.

Ingresso gratuito su prenotazione: 035-211355 | info@astino.it

The book

The volume brings together for the first time the photographs taken by Olivo Barbieri (Carpi, Modena, 1954) in the early eighties. In these shots, full of mystery and everyday life, can be found all the elements that in the following decades the Emilian master would have developed: the artificial lighting in contemporary cities, views from above, home interiors and bars, the signs left by man in the landscape.
In consonance with the spirit of research that characterized the season of Italian photography between the late seventies and the early eighties, Barbieri scoured with a sharp and meticulous gaze the hidden corners of the province – authentic places of the indefinite – with the intent to investigate the theme of visual perception and its representation. His images scratch the surface of a banal only apparently so and, in a state of expectation and disorientation, open up a new way of looking at space, instilling a doubt in the observer: do we actually see reality?
The volume includes a critical text by Corrado Benigni and a conversation with the artist.

Bergamo, Monastero di Astino, June - October 2020