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Joel Sternfeld, ‘Landscape?’, Installation view, Buchmann Lugano / Via della Posta
Joel Sternfeld
Installation view
Buchmann Lugano / Via della Posta

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Joel Sternfeld, ‘Landscape?’, Installation view, Buchmann Lugano / Via della Posta
Joel Sternfeld
Installation view
Buchmann Lugano / Via della Posta

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Joel Sternfeld, ‘Landscape?’, Installation view, Buchmann Lugano / Via della Posta
Joel Sternfeld
Installation view
Buchmann Lugano / Via della Posta

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Joel Sternfeld, ‘A private aqueduct leading from the Claudian Aqueduct to the Villa Sette Bassi, Roma Vecchia, Rome, January 1991’, 2006
Joel Sternfeld
A private aqueduct leading from the Claudian Aqueduct to the Villa Sette Bassi, Roma Vecchia, Rome, January 1991, 2006
digital c-print, 1/7
68,5 (h) x 86,3 cm
Press release

After the exhibit of Zaha Hadid’s painting, on 1 October Buchmann Lugano will open a show of  the American photographer Joel Sternfeld’s (*1944, New York) work A Private Aqueduct Leading from the Claudian Aqueduct to the Villa Sette Bassi, Roma Vecchia, Rome January 1991. The photograph, from the Campagna Romana series begun in the 1990s, is related to the exhibition Landscape?, currently at the Buchmann Gallery in Agra.

The ancient ruins of Roman civilization, which were a favourite subject of artists and writers in the seventeenth century, merge with and vanish into the landscape portrayed. Moreover, the work conceals a contrast between what was once a symbol of prosperity and innovation, and the reality of the outskirts of today’s Rome. However, the photographer’s classic poetics also comes through in a more subtle way, and with great skill Joel Sternfeld gives us a complex image fraught with references to the past that at the same time leave each individual viewer’s imagination free to contemplate it.

It is our great pleasure to invite you to not only the exhibit at Buchmann Lugano to discover this fascinating work by one of the great masters of colour photography, but also to visit the exhibition Landscape?, which is currently at Buchmann Gallery in Agra.

 

Landscape?
JOEL STERNFELD
Buchmann Lugano

Via della Posta 2, CH-6900 Lugano
Opening:  1 October 2013

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 13:00-18:00

 

For further information:

Buchmann Galerie
Via Gamee, CH-6927 Agra (Collina d’Oro)
T. + 41 (0) 91 980 08 30
buchmann.lugano@bluewin.ch
www.buchmanngalerie.com

Comunicato stampa

Siamo felici di annunciare che, dopo il dipinto di Zaha Hadid, Buchmann Lugano ospiterà a partire dal 1 ottobre un’opera del fotografo americano Joel Sternfeld (*1944, New York),A private aqueduct leading from the Claudian Aqueduct to the Villa Sette Bassi, Roma Vecchia, Rome January 1991. La fotografia proveniente dalla serie intitolata Campagna Romana, iniziata negli anni ’90, è da mettere in relazione con la mostra Landscape? attualmente negli spazi di Agra.

Le antiche rovine della civiltà romana, che già a partire dal XVII secolo furono soggetto prediletto di scrittori ed artisti, si fondono e insieme si perdono nel paesaggio ritratto. Inoltre l’opera nasconde un contrasto tra quello che un tempo era simbolo di prosperità ed innovazione e la realtà della periferia di Roma ai giorni nostri. Anche se in modo più sottile possiamo ritrovare la poetica classica di Joel Sternfeld, che con grande facilità ci presenta una complessa immagine ricca di rimandi ma che al contempo lascia la libertà di fantasticare al singolo spettatore.

È quindi con grande piacere che vi invitiamo a scoprire quest’affascinante opera di uno dei grandi maestri della fotografia a colori esposta presso Buchmann Lugano, ma anche l’intera mostra Landscape? ad Agra.

 

Landscape?
JOEL STERNFELD
Buchmann Lugano

Via della Posta 2, CH-6900 Lugano
Aperto dal martedì al sabato, dalle 13.00 alle 18.00

 

Per maggiori informazioni:

Buchmann Galerie
Via Gamee, CH-6927 Agra (Collina d’Oro)
T. + 41 (0) 91 980 08 30
buchmann.lugano@bluewin.ch
www.buchmanngalerie.com

Joel Sternfeld

Born 1944, lives and works in New York.

Education

Dartmouth College

Grants and Awards

2004 Citigroup Photography Prize, in association with 
The Photographer’s Gallery
1990-91 Prix de Rome
1987-88 Shifting Foundation Fellowship
1985 Dartmouth College, Artist-in-Resident 
Grand Prize Winner, Higashikawa Festival of Photography, 
  Japan
1978, 1982 Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1980 National Endowment for the Arts Photographers Fellowship

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2013
Buchmann Lugano, Lugano
2012
Photographica Fine Art
Albertina, Vienna
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
C/O, Berlin
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York City
2011
Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam
Museum Folkwang, Essen
2010
Museo D'Arte Contemporanea (MACRO), Rome
2009
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2008
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Luhring Augustine, New York
2007
Russel Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago
2006
Haines Gallery, San Francisco
2005
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York
2004
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York
2003
LisboaPhoto, Lisbon
2002
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
The Photographers’ Gallery, London
White Box Gallery, New York
2001
Haines Gallery, San Francisco
MoCA – The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York
2000
Museum für Sepukralkultur, Kassel
1999
Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
1998
Moreau Galleries, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame/IN
Stadthaus Ulm
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland/OH
The Parts Gallery, Minneapolis
1997
PaceWildenstein Gallery, Los Angeles
PaceWildenstein MacGill, New York
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
1992
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
1991
Museum of Modern Art, New York
1989
Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
1987
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX; Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit
1985
Afterimage Gallery, Dallas
Dartmouth College Hanover
Higashikawa International Festival, Japan
1984
Daniel Wolf Inc., New York
Friends of Photography, Carmel
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Visual Studies Workshop
1982
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland
California Museum of Photography, University of Riverside
Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco
1981
Daniel Wolf Inc., New York
The Photography Gallery, La Jolla
1980
Daniel Wolf Inc., New York
1976
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Group Exhibitions

2016
The Edge Of The Earth: Climate Change In Photography And Video, Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto
The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, The Detroit Institute of Arts
Landscapes After Ruskin: Redefining The Sublime, Hall Art Foundation, Reading, UK
Seht, Da Ist Der Mensch, Baumwollspinnerei Halle 12, Leipzig
Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography, Parasol unit, London (cat.)
2015
Time/Frame, New Orleans Museum of Art NOMA
River Crossings, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, NY
40 Years / 40 Artists, University Museum of Contemporary Art - UMass Amherst, Amherst
2014
Road Trip, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux
2013
Austin Museum of Art, Laguna Gloria, Austin
Buchmann Galerie Agra, Lugano
Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee
Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
2012
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
The Saatchi Gallery, London
2011
Foto Colectania Foundation, Barcelona, Spain (cat.)
Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Amsterdam
UCR/California, Museum of Photography, Riverside (cat.)
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
2010
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Hasted Hunt Kraeulter, New York.
Luhring Augustine, New York
Museum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg
The Richard L. Nelson Gallery & The Fine Arts Collection, University of California, Davis
2009
3rd Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, Mannheim
Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
Castillo de Santa Bárbara, C/Jovellanos, Alicante
Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
2008
Art Institute Chicago
Whitney Museum, New York
2007
Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie (cat.)
Center for Photographs, The Getty, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Frances Lehman Loeb
Yancey Richardson Gallery
2006
Center for Photographs, The Getty, Los Angeles
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zürich
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah
Museum Folkwang, Essen
The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
2005
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2004
CUNY, Queens, Flushing
Kennedy Boesky Photographs, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago
Sutton Lane, London
The Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradfort
The Photographer Gallery, London, UK traveling to
Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Yossi Miller Gallery, New York
2003
Lisboa Photo, Lisbon, Portugal
2002
Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
2001
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
1993
New Society for Fine Art, Berlin
1992
Museum of Modern Art, New York
1991
Museum of Modern Art, New York
1989
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Royal Academy of Art, London; The Australian National Gallery of Art,
Canberra
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
1987
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
1985
Barbican Art Gallery, London
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick
Light Gallery, New York
Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
Whitney Museum, New York
1984
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Art 45 Institute, Montreal, Canada
California Museum of Photography at University of California 
 Riverside
International Center of Photography, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Paris Art Center, Paris, France
1982
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover
1981
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
1980
Creative Artists Public Service Photography Exhibition, New York
George Eastman House, Rochester
1978
Photokina, Kunsthalle, Köln
Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge
1977
Festival d’Arles, Arles
1976
The Print Club, Philadelphia

Selected Collections

Dallas Art Museum
Deutsche Börse Art Collection, Frankfurt/M.
European American Bank, New York
Folkwang Museum, Essen
Forbes Collection, New York, NY
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
Goldman Sachs, New York
F.C. Gundlach Collection, Hamburg
Hallmark Collections, Kansas City
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Houston Museum of Modern Art
ING Belgium Art Collection
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris
Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Seattle Art Museum
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New York

Joel Sternfeld

Landscape?

130 Oct 2013