An Italian Perspective / Una prospettiva italiana

HGG2

February 3 - March 17, 2012

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

BASILICO, Gabriele
San Francisco, 2007
51 1/8 x 39 3/8 inches
Pigment print; printed 2008

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

BASILICO, Gabriele
San Francisco, 2007
51 1/8 x 39 3/8 inches
Pigment print; printed 2008

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

BASILICO, Gabriele
Le Touquet, 1985
19 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print on baritated paper

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

BASILICO, Gabriele
Dunkerque, 1984
19 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print on baritated paper

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

BASILICO, Gabriele
Mosca, 2008
19 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print on baritated paper

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

BASILICO, Gabriele
Roma, 1989
19 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print on baritated paper

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

CASTELLA, Vincenzo
#11 Istanbul, 2010
70 7/8 x 92 1/2 inches
Chromogenic print

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

CASTELLA, Vincenzo
Malta #11.3 2011
33 5/8 x 43 1/4 inches
Diasec chromogenic print from 11 x 14 inch color negative

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

CASTELLA, Vincenzo
Istanbul 2010 33 5/8 x 43 1/4 inches
Diasec chromogenic print from
11 x 14 inch color negative

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

CASTELLA, Vincenzo
Venezia, Giudecca, 2012
29 7/8 x 50 inches
Diasec chromogenic print

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

GHIRRI, Luigi
Engelberg, 1972
10 x 8 inches
Chromogenic print from a 4.5x6cm internegative; printed 1985

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

GHIRRI, Luigi
Formigine, 1987
5 1/8 x 9 inches
Chromogenic print; printed 1987

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

GHIRRI, Luigi
Giardino Autunnale, 1987
7 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches
Chromogenic print; printed 1987

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

GHIRRI, Luigi
Giardino di Reggio Emilia, 1979
7 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches
Chromogenic print; printed 1979

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

GHIRRI, Luigi
Reggio Emilia, 1990
7 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches
Chromogenic print; printed 1990

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

GHIRRI, Luigi
Ferrara, 1978
9 x 5 3/4 inches
Chromogenic print; printed 1985

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

GHIRRI, Luigi
San Giovanni in Persiceto - Piazza Betlemme, 1991-92
14 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches
Chromogenic print from a 6x7cm internegative

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

GHIRRI, Luigi
Nogara, 1989
14 x 19 7/8 inches
Chromogenic print

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

GHIRRI, Luigi
Cicogna dalla strada per Montagnana, 1989
14 5/8 x 19 7/8 inches
Chromogenic print

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

GHIRRI, Luigi
Luzern, 1971
14 5/8 x 19 7/8 inches
Chromogenic print from a 4.5 x 6cm internegative; printed 1971

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

GHIRRI, Luigi
Marina di Ravenna, 1972
14 5/8 x 19 7/8 inches
Chromogenic print from a 4.5x6cm internegative; printed 1972

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

GHIRRI, Luigi
Riviera romagnola, 1985
9 1/2 x 13 inches
Chromogenic print from a 4.5x6cm internegative; printed 1985

An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana 2011 Howard Greenberg Gallery

VITALI, Massimo
La Poesia Tuffo, #4237, 2010
72 x 86 inches
Chromogenic print

Press Release

Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to announce An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana, the inaugural project/exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery Two. Produced in collaboration with Studio La CITTÀ (Verona), An Italian Perspective/Una prospettiva italiana draws on an important chapter of Italian photography, focusing on four of the leading protagonists from the 1970s to present: Luigi Ghirri (1943-1992), Gabriele Basilico (b.1944), Massimo Vitali (b.1944) and Vincenzo Castella (b.1952). The exhibited works represent a break in the history of Italian photography, where the artists rejected their identification with the narration, creativity, or linguistic analysis of the preceding generation. “The disappearance of the ‘author’ is characteristic of this generation,” wrote Ghirri of Castella, relying on “a total faith in leaving the greatest communicative potential to photography without the coercion of any other strategies.” Ghirri’s statement applies to the four artists, who each take a conceptual approach in creating their representations: Ghirri depicts landscapes as surreal artificial constructs; Basilico focuses on urban edges and outskirts; Castella uses high vantage points to create impersonal panoramas of indistinguishable cities, while the architecture of place is the dominant subject in Vitali’s socio-landscapes.