La forza delle immagini
La forza delle immagini

The MAST Foundation presents an exhibition of images from its collection of industrial photography. Sixty-seven authors from the 1920s up to the present time show, with more than one hundred works – some of which made up of dozens of snapshots – the disruptive power of the photographic language in its many meanings.

 

The exhibition is a celebration of images, a pictorial epic, a dance of visions from the world of industry which parade before our eyes, a visual abundance of insights into heavy manufacturing, machine industry, digitalisation, and throw-away society. The perspectives of sixty-seven photographers guide us through the realm of production and consumption, showing us the extraordinarily rich visual world of labour, factories and society.

The exhibition traces central spaces in the industrial-technological system, it touches upon social and political questions, but rather than simply identifying hard facts the images attempt to depict more extensive, deeper connections, to present us with complex dimensions, also implying an emotional involvement.

 

The iconographic universe of industry and labour, factory and society, explored in this exhibition, is permeated with the idea of the multifaceted: many levels, paths, different time lines, atmospheres intersecting or runnning parallel to each other – like the man on his donkey cart in front of an industrial facility in a photograph by Pepe Merisio or André Kertész’s juxtaposition of a small bell tower against the two towers of the World Trade Center, two images representing the symbol of the entire exhibition project.

 

Photographs of:

 

BERENICE ABBOTT

MAX ALPERT

TAKASHI ARAI

RICHARD AVEDON

LEWIS BALTZ 

GABRIELE BASILICO 

BERND E HILLA BECHER

MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE

BILL BRANDT

JOACHIM BROHM

GORDON COSTER

STÉPHANE COUTURIER

THOMAS DEMAND

SIMONE DEMANDT

CÉSAR DOMELA 

PIETRO DONZELLI 

ARNO FISCHER

FLOTO + WARNER  

MASAHISA FUKASE 

GEISSLER / SANN

LUIGI GHIRRI 

JIM GOLDBERG

BRIAN GRIFFIN 

FERENC HAÁR 

HEINRICH HEIDERSBERGER 

LEWIS W. HINE 

RUDOLF HOLTAPPEL

I.N.P. - INTERNATIONAL 

NEWS PHOTOS

COLIN JONES 

PETER KEETMAN 

ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ 

TAKASHI KIJIMA 

HIROKO KOMATSU

GERMAINE KRULL

DOROTHEA LANGE 

FRANZ LAZI 

CATHERINE LEUTENEGGER 

O. WINSTON LINK

RÉMY MARKOWITSCH 

EDGAR MARTINS 

REINHARD MATZ 

PEPI MERISIO

NINO MIGLIORI 

RICHARD MISRACH

JAMES MUDD

NASA PHOTOGRAPHS

WALTER NIEDERMAYR

KIYOSHI NIIYAMA 

FEDERICO PATELLANI 

MARION POST WOLLCOTT

TATA RONKHOLZ

SEBASTIÃO SALGADO

VICTOR SHAKHOVSKY

CHARLES SHEELER 

GRAHAM SMITH 

W. EUGENE SMITH 

JULES SPINATSCH 

HENRIK SPOHLER 

ANTON STANKOWSKI 

EDWARD STEICHEN 

OTTO STEINERT 

THOMAS STRUTH 

JÁNOS SZÁSZ 

YUTAKA TAKANASHI 

SHOMEI TOMATSU 

JAKOB TUGGENER