Guido Guidi

CINQUE PAESAGGI, 1983 – 1993

curated by Antonello Frongia and Laura Moro




The project Cinque paesaggi, 1983-1993 (Five Landscapes, 1983-1993) tackles for the first time a crucial stage in Guido Guidi’s work, which started at the beginning of the 80s. It is a return to the “primitive” language of the big format and the meticulous exploration of the vast array of symbols which make up the “ordinary” and apparently insignificant counter-landscape of majestic Italy. From the urbanised country-side of the Cesena hinterland (birthplace of the photographer) to the rough landscape of the Tuscan-Emilian Appenines (reminiscent of Giotto and Piero della Francesca), from the humid flat stretches of the Via Romea (which evoke Antonioni’s Red Desert) to the depressing industrial “civilization” of Porto Marghera (a paradoxical witness of the modernity of the Regime and the contradictions of development) and the lacerated lunar silhouette of Mount Grappa (the dramatic backdrop of the Great War), this exhibition outlines a sort of “minimal” geography of Italy at a specific historical moment of its transformation.

In collaboration with Photographica FineArt Gallery

CHF 95.-