Fourteen exhibitions, fourteen masterpieces, nothing to criticize, nothing to deplore! The second Bologna Industrial Photography Biennial FOTO/INDUSTRIA 2015 is an absolute and amazing success. Fourteen exhibitions, including three projections: Pierre Gonnord’s poignant images of Asturian miners, Edward Burtynsky’s monumental industrial landscapes and the delight of Kathy Ryan’s beautifully titled Office Romance. There are two perfect retrospectives of Neal Slavin and Winston Link. A revelation: Jason Sangik Noh’s medical photographs, a discovery: the work of the German photographer Hein Gorny and a rediscovery: Léon Gimpel’s images of advertising in the 1930s. There are also Hong Hao’s collages and finally the extraordinary reimagining of scale models from the oil industry by David LaChapelle.
The Biennial originated from a meeting between Isabella Seragnoli, an Italian industrialist who created MAST, the foundation based on the connection between art and industry, and François Hébel, from the Rencontres d’Arles.
With a production budget of 600,00€, the Biennial benefits from the full support of the city, which has put spaces in the most beautiful museums and public buildings at its disposal. A final detail, the quality and originality of the first two dinners, the work of a local chef, Mauro Uliassi: sumptuous!
From October 3rd to November 1st, 2015