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F/I - Paesaggi industrializzati | Photos by Edward Burtynsky

From: 3/10/2015 - To: 1/11/2015

Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande

Via Castiglione, 7 - 40124 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 229858

Reference maps: D-4

Date of last update: 03/11/2015, 08:38


Edward Burtynsky
Toronto, Canada



Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande

3 October - 1 November 2015


Born in the great Canadian prairies, Edward Burtynsky very quickly understood the need to look at the impact of industrial development in a different way. His photography systematically embraces vast spaces even when he is shooting the interior of a Chinese factory. He describes these immense expanses as beautiful and repellent. Beautiful for the new geometries carved out by man, the graphic tension between landscapes sculpted for centuries by agriculture using limited, and therefore delicate means, and the brutality of modern machinery. Repellent, because they evoke irreversibility, imbalance, depletion, and pollution. While white, red and green create a strong aesthetic impact in an image, they are aggressive in their capacity to evoke devastation in progress.




The exhibit by Edward Burtynsky is part of the theme section PRODUCTION of FOTO/INDUSTRIA 2015, the second Biennial promoted and organized by the MAST Foundation with the artistic direction of François Hébel. Fourteen exhibitions with free admission, dedicated to industrial photography, enterprise and work, and housed in prestigious locations of Bologna historical centre and at MAST. The exhibits are curated by Urs Stahel.


Further information and updates on www.fotoindustria.it

  • From: 3/10/2015
  • To: 1/11/2015

Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 7pm

Foto/Industria White Night: on Saturday, October 31st special opening until midnight

free admission to the exhibition