Joel Sternfeld Landscape?

Joel Sternfeld Landscape?

Buchmann Lugano
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

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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