Pio Baldi, architect and the author of essays, books and specialist publications regarding cultural heritage and contemporary art and architecture, has served as chairman of the foundation managing MAXXI – the National Museum of XXI Century Arts – until 2012 with which he has been involved through its birth and development and the inauguration of [...]
The focus of the work of Olivo Barbieri (1954, Carpi, MO) is the analysis – and the questioning – of the concept of perception, that is to say, our ability to see and interpret reality.
From the 1990s, Barbieri attained a full definition of his expressive idiom thorough the use of “selective focus” (highlighting only selected [...]
Gabriele Basilico (Milan, 1944 – 2013) is internationally known for his research into landscape and architecture. An architect by training, Basilico abandoned the practice of architecture as it is traditionally understood, in order to undertake a different way of reading and interpreting the idiom: “I think that the urban space, subjected to an accelerated transformation [...]
Since 2005, Carlos Basualdo has served as the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He oversees the Museum’s contemporary collection while also developing temporary exhibitions. In 2006, he initiated two exhibition series at the Museum called “Notations” and “Live Cinema,” both of which are devoted to [...]
The work of Letizia Battaglia is distinguished by her impassioned social and political commitment. For 30 years she has photographed her land, Sicily, with crude and painful images in black and white, denouncing the activities of the mafia with courageous and incisive reportages for the daily paper L’Ora of Palermo.
Convinced of the validity of civic [...]
Born in Gela (1958, after graduating in architecture Nunzio Battaglia moved to Milan to devote himself to artistic research and photography. “In 1992 I began investigating the trail that Ghiri had blazed. I began to gain an awareness of the “journey” and the relationship with the landscape.”
Through landscapes, therefore, alternating with reflection on the metamorphosis [...]
One of the greatest photographers of social documentation, Gianni Berengo Gardin (Santa Margherita Ligure, 1930) “has documented social events of great import with constant and limpid civic duty, he has observed and fixed on film many moments of everyday life that are now part of our historical and anthropological heritage,” providing an account of half [...]
The Catalan architect and photographer, Jordi Bernadò (Lleida, 1966) uses photography as a means of considering the city and architecture. His investigations of the great metropolises highlight the contradictions between the urban landscapes in the post-industrial society and display a subtle and corrosive humour.
Founder of the ACTAR publishing firm, specialising in architecture and contemporary art, [...]
A keen documentary eye characterises the style of Massimo Berruti, a young Roman reporter (class of ’79). The photography this front-line correspondent engaged in many of the planet’s hot-spots, is oriented towards issues of social order such race, poverty, war and immigration, with particular reference to the marginal territories that are frequently voiceless or unheard: [...]
A photographer of architecture and landscape, Bruna Biamino (Turin, 1956) furthered her studies with Nathan Lyons in New York, frequenting courses in black and white technique and psychoanalysis and photography.
From her earliest works on abandoned factories, her interest in industrial archaeology has translated into emotive and psychological rather than spatial and architectural research. There is [...]
Since 2009, Alessandro Bianchi, a graduate in philosophy from the University of Turin and successively specialised in the organization and research of funding for institutions operating in the cultural sector at the University of Bologna, has been the general secretary of the foundation responsible for running MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts in [...]
In the photography of Antonio Biasucci (Dragoni, CE 1961) the Campania region is a revelatory microcosm, a reservoir of images that allude to the complex structures of memory and tradition, a research that traverses familiar places with the objective of going beyond them, stripping them of their subjective characteristics. The images shatter the confines of [...]
BiCuadro is an emerging architecture firm based in Rome and internationally recognized. After receiving in 2007 the 3rd prize in the international contest for the Italian Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo, the BiCuadro architects have been published in important international Design and Architecture journals, confirming their ability in other international contest, including the 1st [...]
A member of the International Confederation of Architectural Museums (ICAM), Manuel Blanco is a curator and designer and teaches at ETSAM in Madrid.
In 2006 he curated the exhibition España [f.] Nosotras, las Ciudades in the Spanish pavilion at the X Venice Architecture Biennale. He has also curated exhibitions devoted to the work of Alberto Campo [...]
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Since 1968 he lives in Rome where he started his adventure as art critic.
He teaches History of contemporary art at the faculty of Architecture of Università “La Sapienza”. Among is publication: ll territorio magico, comportamenti alternativi dell’arte (1971), Le avanguardie diverse. Europa/America (1976), La transavanguardia italiana (1980), Superarte (1988), M.D. (1997) e numerous essays on [...]
Andrea Botto was born in Rapallo (GE), where he lives and works, in 1973.
Graduate of photography at the IED of Turin, he is interested in landscape photography and architecture. Attentive to the contaminations of contemporary art’s different languages, he analyses the processes of perception and representation of the world, through the relationship between the territory [...]
Trisha Brown (1936, Aberdeen, Washington) was educated at Mills and subsequently studied with Merce Cunningham together with other dancers such as Steve Paxton and Yvonne Rainer, with whom between 1962 and 1964 she participated in the Judson Dance Theatre, changing dance forever and overcoming the limits hitherto imposed on choreography. She developed her artistic [...]
Chris Burden was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1946. He received his BFA from Pomona College in Claremont, California and his MFA from the University of California at Irvine. Burden’s solo exhibitions include “14 Magnolia Doubles” at the South London Gallery (London, 2006); “Chris Burden” at the Baltic Center of Contemporary Art (Gateshead, 2002); “Tower [...]