#1 La fotografia un cantiere aperto – 30 books chosen by Pino Musi to talk about the urban “limit”

19 October 2019 – 31 July 2020
Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM
and by appointment

The first exhibition organized by Artphilein Library proposes a focus on the perceptions arising from the observation of suburb landscapes.

Compared to the “rules” (urban, architectural, logistic, etc.) that permeate cities and countries with a well-defined center and controlled development, the suburbs are “other” places, again and again broken, disharmonious, with de facto states and an organization that is often difficult to interpret, sometimes unsettling. The suburbs appear to be disorganized, unfinished, suspended spaces, without escape routes or reassuring perspectives, waiting for a more organic structuring.

After the release of his book Border Soundscapes, we invited Pino Musi to select some books from the collection of Artphilein Library, in order to attest a reflection on the photographic look on the outskirts of the city. Musi selected thirty titles, which are on show, together with an abstract.

This event is part of the eleventh edition of the Biennale dell’immagine, Bi11 CRASH.


Book selection:

Robert Adams
The New West
Steidl, 2015

Michael Ashkin
TIS book, 2018

Lewis Baltz
The New Industrial Park near Irvine

Steidl, 2001

Lewis Baltz
The Prototype Works
Steidl, 2011

Gabriele Basilico
Ritratti di Fabbriche
SugarCo., 1981