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Foto Forum Bozen presents a visual exploration of urban spaces: the showcase of works by internationally renowned photographer Peter Bialobrzeski is on display until 19 January 2019.

“Peter Bialobrzeski portrays human habitats in the same way Albrecht Dürer painted members of the clergy, aristocratic rulers, or the Virgin Mary: driven by the aim to record history for future generations, whereby the fine arts are employed in the manner of an intellectual discipline. Instead of personalities, however, Bialobrzeski captures the unique characters of cities. As a participating observer and erudite witness of his time, he documents history in the fleeting moment in which it is created. Few of his images show human figures – and if they do, they are no more than a side note, both literally and figuratively. Human beings are subject to procedure, and that procedure is called Globalism,” Daniele Muscionico writes in the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

The showcase presents excerpts taken from 10 projects, created primarily in Asia and Europe in the years from 2000 to 2017. During this time, the transformation of urban spaces was a dominating theme in the award-winning documentary photographer’s work. As well as exploring the evolution of globalised mega-cities, the artist also turned his attention to the micro-structures of minor cities such as Wolfsburg, his place of birth.

See LFI 1/2017 f or a comprehensive portfolio of Bialobrzeski’s work.

For exhibition details visit Foto Forum Bozen

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