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BARBIERI, Olivo (Carpi, 1954)Italian Quakes. Gibellina and other deseases

Ravenna,  Danilo Montanari Editore 2016 - Prima edizione di 500 esemplari numerati

33 color photographs and a text by Olivo Barbieri. Afterword by Arianna Catania. With a folded poster of 68×69 cm. Edition in Italian and English

8vo,  pp. 48 Rilegato (hardback)  Perfetto (Mint)

From Barbieri's text: "Every earthquake has two apical moments: the post-event ruins and the reconstruction. This book is a paradigmatic discussion platform. The project is deliberately composite. The title Italian Quakes. Gibellina and other diseases, shows some Italian earthquakes , Gibellina and other dysfunctions.It collects images of five Italian earthquakes: Noto (the only city rebuilt in the 18th century with Baroque urban planning), Naples, Gibellina, L'Aquila and Emilia, with images of moments in which a place has undergone violent shock that strongly characterized it. As happened with the economic crises in Detroit and Braddock PA, hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the inhabited archaeological excavations of Catania."

Olivo Barbieri is one of the most important international photographers. In 1996, the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany, dedicated a retrospective to him. In 2003 the site specific_ project began involving various cities around the world including Rome, Montreal, Amman, Shanghai, Seville, Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Bangkok, Mexico City, Istanbul, Tel-Aviv. He has exhibited in the most important museums, institutions and international festivals including MOMA San Francisco, Sundance Film Festival, Center Pompidou, Tate Modern, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MaRT Museum in Rovereto.