09-06-2017

Exhibition Wasteland: a journey across mining landscapes

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Exhibition Wasteland: a journey across mining landscapes<br />
Wasteland. Viaggio tra i paesaggi minerari (Wasteland: a journey across mining landscapes) is an exhibition curated by Isabél Gollin and running at the Museum of Classical Art in Rome's Sapienza University, featuring photographs by Jacopo Ibello. It tells the story of one of the foundations of our civilisation - the mining industry - which is fast dwindling in Europe.


The photography exhibition called “Wasteland – Viaggio tra i paesaggi minerari”,  (Wasteland: a journey across mining landscapes) opened a few days ago. It is running at the Museum of Classical Art and is organised by the Museum of Mineral Arts and Deposits of the Sapienza University of Rome and the Save Industrial Heritage association, with the sponsorship of the Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy.
The exhibition is based on an idea of Prof. Silvia Serranti, director of the Museum of Mineral Arts and Deposits to use photos that showcase the cultural and aesthetic worth of the huge mining and archaeology legacy that is now being seen in a new light, as a resource, with the reuse of buildings, machinery and underground tunnels.
The exhibition is curated by Isabél Gollin and the photos by Jacopo Ibello - industrial heritage consultant and president of Save Industrial Heritage, an association of professionals and enthusiasts in this field - take us on a discovery tour of industrial archaeology (link Olivetti).
Photography is Ibello's chosen medium for giving a truthful narrative of the present condition of these industrial facilities and landscapes. In the documentary-style approach that distinguishes him, the photographer focuses a great deal on the chromatic effects triggered by the chemical processes present in these contaminated wastelands compared to the nature around them.
The exhibition “Wasteland – Viaggio tra i paesaggi minerari” is running until 14 July and if you're a fan of industrial archaeology then it's a must for you!

Christiane Bürklein

Exhibition “Wasteland – Viaggio tra i paesaggi minerari” 
curated by Isabél Gollin with photos by Jacopo Ibello
27 May to 14 July 2017
Museum of Classical Art, Rome
Images: © Jacopo Ibello

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