.:. photography / his towns
October 13, 2023 through February 11, 2024
Tue-Sun 10am-7:30pm, Thu till 10:30pm (tickets sold till an hour before closing time)
Possibly the best and certainly the most acclaimed Italian photographer of architecture, Basilico (Milano, 1944-2013) was himself an architect, though his studies do not fully explain his approach.
In a way, perspective and optical bench cameras were the focus. But another was a mysterious ability to catch shapes apparently empty - people are hardly shown - yet promising life. It's the opposite of Le Corbusier's concept of buildings as machines for living.
The exhibition at Palazzo Reale displays hundreds of pictures in a worldwide gaze, including the famous series about Beyrouth immediately after its bombings in 1991. Another exhibition at the Triennale
(till January 7) documents Basilico's life-long work about his hometown.