"Istanbul is a beautiful city, like Venice, San Francisco ...' So begins a talk on Istanbul given by Deyan Sudjic at the annual conference of the Urban Age Programme, which in 2009 was held in that city. His talk, and those of the other scholars and town planners present, emphasized the complexity, contradictions and richness of a protean city/society developing rapidly in both economic and social terms, with a vastly expanding population and major urban development. The city now has over 15 million inhabitants, and its geographical position between Europe and Asia makes it a vital point of cultural and commercial contact between the two continents.
With Elogio della nuvola Sergio Gioberto and Marilena Noro continue to explore dialectical oppositions as in their previous Gazing at the West. Their new research feeds upon Hubert Damish’s writings The Origin of Perspective and A Theory of Cloud.More information
Alberto Peola is pleased to present the works of some of the artists on his books which have recently featured in prestigious cultural events and museums, in Italy as well as abroad.More information
Alberto Peola is pleased to present selections from ex libris, the installation by Emily Jacir at dOCUMENTA(13), 2012.
ex libris (2010-2012) commemorates the approximately thirty thousand books belonging to Palestinian homes, libraries, institutions that were looted by Israeli authorities in 1948. Six thousand of these books are kept and catalogued at the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem under the designation “A.P.” (Abandoned Property).
Alberto Peola Gallery displays works by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Elger Esser, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff e Thomas Struth, artists from the School of Photography of the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts. Between 1976 and 1997, Düsseldorf was a great promoter of photography as well as a first-rate centre of professional and artistic training.
Alberto Peola is delighted to present the latest works of Pakistani artist Adeela Suleman.
Adeela Suleman was born in Pakistan, where she lives. Pakistan is a Muslim country and a nuclear power that is undergoing rapid economic and political transformations. A country prone to natural disasters, Pakistan is stricken by resurgent terrorist attacks and socio-religious strife. With her keen insightfulness, Suleman captures the contradictions and ambiguities of her home country and transforms the anxieties and fears of its people into a unique artistic creation.
Observe the fragile life of things, even the most humble and neglected, carefully because they contain the history of those who have lived with them, and because they too have eyes and a voice. By releasing a dream into life one’s own artistic research itself comes to life from out of an utopian tension; thanks to empathy and a willingness to listen the past can be allowed to speak.More information
Alberto Peola Gallery is pleased to present the third solo exhibition of work by Perino & Vele: L’eccezione che conferma la regola (The exception proves the rule).
The work by Perino & Vele explores how news reports and burning social issues covered by the press are often twisted by the mass media so as to generate and disseminate stereotypes and opinions that end up becoming commonly accepted truths.