I SMELL SMOKE
Jim Goldberg’s work, developed over a career spanning more than forty years, appears ever more relevant, dealing with the contradictions of contemporary society and their impact on people on the margins. Outcasts in every country and culture are generally considered to be disturbing factors and reflect our fears. Through his camera, the American photographer gives a face to these men and women and represents them with great empathy, respecting them in their individuality and, at the same time, revealing something about ourselves.
The research of South African photographer Pieter Hugo investigates specific social realities of countries such as South Africa and Rwanda, portraits of outsiders and outcasts who represent a fundamental part of Africa's history. Pieter Hugo was a guest at MAST in 2017 for a conference and, in the same year, he was among the protagonists of Work in Motion, the first exhibition project of Fondazione MAST entirely dedicated to the moving image.
THE WHITENESS OF THE WHALE
A major figure in contemporary photography, with his work Paul Graham contribuited to the renewal of the documentary style. On the occasion of a Talk at MAST in 2018, he described his 40-year photographic projects produced in Great Britain and the United States.
PROJECT X.B. / DEBUNKING THE MYTH OF VIVIAN MAIER
If journalism, politics, and science are sometimes the object of mystification or distraction, why should the art world be different? When it comes to photography, the mysterious discovery of gardener photographer Charles Jones or of nanny photographer Vivian Maier question us about the building of authorship, artistic authority and acknowledgement that are at the basis of the art market. The Catalan artist, guest at MAST on the occasion of Foto/Industria 2017, shows us how the credulity machine works.
The famous photographer, curator and collector Martin Parr was a guest at MAST on the occasion of the exhibition "From albums to photobooks. Italian industry in 120 volumes. Savina Palmieri Collection" which took place in 2015 as part of Foto/Industria, the Biennial of Photography on Industry and Work. In a conversation with François Hébel, artistic director of the second edition of the biennial, and Urs Stahel, curator of the exhibition, he talked about the importance of the photographic book in the history of photography and his passion for photographic books, which led him to collect about 12,000 of them.
Key figure in contemporary photography and one of the most successful international artists, at the MAST Jeff Wall retraces his entire career and illustrates the relationship between his photographic works and painting, cinema and literature.
EDWARD BURTYNSKY AND THE MAST FOUNDATION
The collaboration between Edward Burtynsky and the MAST Foundation began in 2015 with the exhibition MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES, one of 14 exhibitions of FOTO/INDUSTRIA that documented the effects of industrialization on the environment and anticipated the ANTHROPOCENE project whose exhibition was hosted at MAST in 2019.
> THE EXHIBITION
MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES – FOTO/INDUSTRIA Biennial of photography on industry and work
03.10- 21.11. 2015
> MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES
EDWARD BURTYNSKY DIALOGUES WITH FRANÇOIS HÉBEL
On the occasion of the screening at MAST of the film “Manufactured Landscapes” (watch the trailer), the first chapter of the trilogy that includes "Watermark" (2013) and "Anthropocene: The Human Epoch" (2018), the Canadian artist describes the genesis of his work focused on the relationship between man and nature in dialogue with François Hébel, Artistic Director of Foto/Industria 2015.
Edward Burtynsky – Jennifer Baichwal - Nicholas De Pencier
16.05.2019 – 05.01.2020
> EDWARD BURTYNSKY, JENNIFER BAICHWAL E NICHOLAS DE PENCIER
DIALOGUE WITH URS STAHEL
In the European premiere at MAST, the three artists present the ANTHROPOCENE project, the result of a four-year collaboration combining art, cinema, augmented reality and scientific research. It documents the changes that humankind has imprinted on the Earth and testifies the effects of human footprint on natural processes.
> GABRIELE SALVATORES MEETS EDWARD BURTYNSKY, JENNIFER BAICHWAL AND NICHOLAS DE PENCIER
PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS ON THE TRACKS OF OUR PASSAGE ON THIS PLANET. TECHNIQUES, VIEWS, ART AND TECHNOLOGY. A journey to discover the inspiring motives and artistic research that brought to the creation of the multidisciplinary project Anthropocene, accompanied by Italian Academy Award winning film director Gabriele Salvatores.
CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM MAST COLLECTION
The 2015 exhibition at MAST presents images of contemporary industry as captured in the photos of twenty-four artists and photographers, offering a reflection on the representation of the industrial landscape. The exhibition features work by artists who represent the production processes and their links with society, exploring the balance of power and the influence of industry on human beings and on nature.
INDUSTRY, NOW - CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM MAST COLLECTION
Curated by Urs Stahel | MAST 14.05-6.09.2015
> VERA LUTTER
INVERTED WORLDS LIGHTS
One of the protagonists of the Industry, Now exhibition describes her photographic research on industrial structures and presents her impressive “Battersea Power Station, II: July 3, 2004” work on show at the MAST.
> ROUND TABLE
ITALIAN VIEW: CONTEMPORARY INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Round table discussion with the photographers Olivo Barbieri, Francesco Jodice, Paola De Pietri and Carlo Valsecchi, among the protagonists of the exhibition Industry, Now, moderated by Denis Curti.
EMIL OTTO HOPPÉ: UNVEILING A SECRET
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, 1912 - 1937
The 2015 exhibition at MAST brings to the attention of the public one of the most important photographers of the 20th century whose work had remained hidden in a London photo archive for a long time. His incredible story is told by Graham Howe, owner of the E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection, and Phillip Prodger, curator and art historian.
EMIL OTTO HOPPÉ: UNVEILING A SECRET. INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, 1912 - 1937
Curated by Urs Stahel | MAST 21.01-03.05.2015
> GRAHAM HOWE
RETRIEVING LOST HISTORY: THE E. O. HOPPÉ CONNECTIONS
> PHILLIP PRODGER
LIFE AND WORKS OF E. O. HOPPÉ
The Indian artist explains her “Museum of Machine” exhibited at MAST in 2016.