Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to present a selection of photographs bearing witness to the unique moments immortalised by Claudio Abate during the emergence of the Arte Povera movement in Rome. It was a period when Abate’s chosen synchronies made way for the natural, the ephemeral, and the instinctive, be it in live performances he experienced or in the photographic freeze-frames he captured ranging from “Vedova blu” by Pino Pascali (1968) to “Rovesciare i propri occhi” by Giuseppe Penone (1970), from “120 metri al secondo” by Maurizio Mochetti (1971) to the iconic “Cavalli” with Jannis Kounellis in 1969.
This exhibition not only aims to shed light on the way Abate’s photographs are able to perfectly render the works of extraordinary artists and to capture unique performances but also suggests that each image can be appreciated as an art piece in its own right. More than just a photographer, he became a true eyewitness of unforeseen artistic revolutions in Europe. His shots constitute precious documentation of events of which we would otherwise have no record and are therefore emblematic of a period.
Opening: Thursday, May 24th, 2018 / 5 – 8 pm
More information at http://www.alminerech.com/
Almine Rech Gallery
Rue de l'Abbaye 20, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
May 24, 2018 to July 28, 2018