Torino Foto Festival – New Landscapes

Expanded – I Paesaggi dell’Arte



GAM — Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Curated by
Elena Volpato

The exhibition highlights the key role of photography and the extraordinary collecting track records that GAM can boast in this field. The exhibition traces the Italian history of photography dedicated to art through some loans and the numerous photo-archives in the GAM collections, acquired by the City of Turin and the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT (Foundation for Modern and Contemporary Art CRT).

It starts from the first nineteenth-century records of the architectural landscape all the way up to include Armin Linke’s shots of the Teatro Regio. It features Ghirri’s images that place the spectators’ gaze between the photographic lens and the works of art and those of Mulas, who more than anyone else knew how to portray the exhibition landscape and the studio as the artist’s thought spaces. It also includes the photos of Gianfranco Gorgoni, where work of art and horizon merge into a single significant landscape as the one created by Land Art and Minimalism.

Gianfranco Gorgoni, Michael Heizer. Circular surface planar displacement drawing, 1970
Modern print stampa lambda montato su dbond
80,5 × 55,2 cm

Gianfranco Gorgoni, SPIRAL JETTY, UTAH, GOR2049SVU, 1970
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
28 × 36 cm
Limited edition, Autentica

Gianfranco Gorgoni, Agnes Martin, New Mexico, 1974
(stampata nel 2005), stampa cromogena su carta chimica fotografica
40 × 30 cm
firma e timbro al retro, limited edition
Scatto 1974, stampa 2005

Gianfranco Gorgoni, Elsworth Kelly, N.Y., 1973
(stampata nel 2005), stampa cromogena su carta chimica fotografica
40 × 30 cm, firma e timbro al retro, limited edition, Scatto 1973, stampa 2005