PHOTO/INDUSTRY is the first Biennial in the world dedicated to the photography of Industry and Labour, which will take place in Bologna from 24th October to 24th November, organised by Francesco Zanot, with 10 exhibitions in historical locations of the city centre and one at MAST, co-directed by Urs Stahel.
The fourth edition of the Biennial of Photography of Industry and Labour will be held in Bologna from 24th October to 24th November 2019, promoted and organised by the MAST Foundation with 10 exhibitions in the historical city centre and a further Anthropocene exhibition at MAST until 5th January 2020.
Curated by Francesco Zanot, this edition includes 10 exhibitions in historical locations of the city centre and one at MAST, co-directed by Urs Stahel.
The theme of the Photo/Industry 2019 Biennial is building, a crucial action, intimately rooted in the nature of the human species, which is explored here in its entirety, from its historical and philosophical roots to the inevitable scientific implications. This activity gives shape to what is known as the technosphere: the wealth of structures, built by mankind, to ensure our survival on the planet. With an estimated weight of 30 billion of billion tons, this artificial layer above the earth's crust was defined as the Tecnospherein 2013 by the geologist Peter Haff, professor of geology and civil engineering at Duke University.
Great artists of the history of photography as well as internationally renowned young authors describe through their eyes this new artificial layer that man has built over time and that is developing at a dizzying pace.
Listed below are the leading artists of the 2019 edition of the Photo/Industry Biennial and the exhibition venues:
YOSUKE BANDAI A CERTAIN COLLECTOR B Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica (International Music Museum and Library) Strada Maggiore, 34
LISETTA CARMI PORTO DI GENOVA (PORT OF GENOA) Genus Bononiae - Santa Maria della Vita Via Clavature, 8
DAVID CLAERBOUT OLYMPIA Spazio Carbonesi - Palazzo Zambeccari Via De’ Carbonesi, 11
MATTHIEU GAFSOU H+ Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande Via Castiglione, 7
LUIGI GHIRRI PROSPETTIVE INDUSTRIALI (INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVES) Palazzo Bentivoglio Via del Borgo San Pietro, 1
DELIO JASSE ARQUIVO URBANO (URBAN ARCHIVE) Fondazione del Monte - Palazzo Paltroni Via delle Donzelle, 2
ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ TIRES / VISCOSE Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio - Casa Saraceni Via Luigi Carlo Farini, 15
ARMIN LINKE PROSPECTING OCEAN Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna – BUB (Bologna University Library) Via Zamboni, 33/35
ALBERT RENGER-PATZSCH PAESAGGI DELLA RUHR (LANDSCAPES OF THE RUHR) Pinacoteca Nazionale (National Art Gallery) Via delle Belle Arti, 6
STEPHANIE SYJUCO SPECTRAL CITY MaMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna (Museum of Modern Art of Bologna) Via Don Minzoni, 14
EDWARD BURTYNSKY, JENNIFER BAICHWAL, NICHOLAS DE PENCIER ANTHROPOCENE Fondazione MAST (MAST Foundation) Via Speranza, 42
The Photo/Industry Biennial, promoted and produced by the MAST Foundation, was founded in 2013 with the artistic direction of François Hébel, who organised the first three editions, with the intention of sharing with the city the cultural mission of the Foundation, an international non-profit organisation linked to the Coesia industrial group and conceived as a link between enterprises and the community.