BERENICE ABBOTT at Galleria Carla Sozzani
Galleria Carla Sozzani is the place every artist dreams of getting their work displayed. Its significant presence within the art community has showcased notable artists strategically over the years. Honoring Berenice Abbott, Sozzani recently launched her exhibition in Milan joining the distinguished artists featured over the years including Tony Viramontes, Angelo Mangiarotti, and Alfa Castaldi.
Abbott’s travels to New York City around the break of the economic collapse inspired her images that were replicas of real life at one of the most depressing periods in American History. She helped birth the movement of documentary photography and photo graphic realism. Her astonishing depiction of the struggle and turmoil following the economic collapse was strikingly surreal. This sparked her project “Changing New York where she captured photos of the city and the things people did within them, particularly in the metropolitan setting.
As Abbott put it herself, “In my own case with New York City – the contrasts, the fast changes inspired me. The look of a vibrant city needs detail texture, perspective.”
This exhibition will take Milan viewers through comparisons of the old and new perspectives of New York City during its reinvention after the Great Depression. From November 9th to the 6th January 2014, Berenice Abbott’s most famous photos will be on display for viewers to see. Best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City architecture and urban design in the 1930s. Despite her passing in 1991, Abbott’s work forever lives on with viewers who value the true meaning of art.
Be prepared to witness change and a rebirth of one of the most talked about cities on Earth through such authentic and admirable photography. If you happen to be in the area, travel back in time with Berenice Abbott at the Galleria Carla Sozzani at 10 Corso Como, Milan. BERENICE ABBOTT at Galleria Carla Sozzani written by Nia Bolling.