Francesco Vitali Spazi urbani e labirinti visivi

from 09 october to 30 november

URBAN SPACES AND VISUAL LABYRINTHS Urban Spaces and Visual Labyrinths will open on 9 October 2013 at 6:30 p.m., showcasing 20 unpublished photographic works by Francesco Vitali, director, set designer and light designer known across the world. Roberto Mutti is the curator of the show.

The artist offers visitors views of the landmark architectural elements of a number of cities, inspired by the natural forms represented by fractals, a field which the author has been exploring for many years and already present in the collection of works entitled "Cement’s Flowers". New York, Milan, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Acri (Akko), San Francisco and Chicago are presented here in the guise of new geometric forms, but ones that are at the same time recognizable to the viewer, who, while gazing at the works, is persuaded to go beyond, to become steeped in the visual acrobatics suggested by the bold optic labyrinths made up of the urban spaces examined by Francesco Vitali. The salient result in each explored image is the perfect balance between aesthetics and science, where the author's creativity breathes life into a close-knit relationship between architecture and nature, one that is continually being transformed. "The beauty of the artist's images lies in the fact that after they have captured you they persuade you to look at reality in a different way, so that the association between ancient and modern appears to be more harmonious now, the alternation between voids and fulls, the pursuit of surprising perspectives, the appearance of bridges set atop nothing at all seems to be totally plausible" (Roberto Mutti). The works appear to the observer as a succession of déjà vus of urban places, called forth while scanning the photographic works on display. Visitors can see the spaces of cities that may be familiar to them, but that are actually visually and mentally unknown. "Religiously elegant, pure and filled with hope, then, the artist's uninhabited urban constructions are incredibly dustless and noiseless, so that you can actually hear in the silence a marvelous symphony of new sounds..." (Katrin Wegener).

from 9 October to 30 November 2013.
curated by Roberto Mutti.
catalogue curated by Adriano Conte and Marcello Conte. opening hours: from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Monday 3 to 7 p.m.