From 27th February to 6th April 2019, 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS gallery in Milan (Via San Vittore 13) will host the exhibition by Niccolò Biddau “Unfolded Shapes”. Curated by Giovanni Pelloso, the exhibition gathers thirty photographs creating a journey through the discovery and comparison among visions, iconic figures and symbolic values. These images reveal the city of Milan (his latest book Changing Milano in stores now) and the inherent beauty of industries products Made in Italy, enriched by poetry and emotion of a renowned architecture and industry photographer.
His photographs are characterised by his ability to reshape the contours of the reality of things: his images dilate time of perception and imagination, leaving us the choice of our step in the formation and stratification of meanings.
In a thick black and white, prints give the visitor the opportunity to grasp the commitment of an author focused on shape and design without losing sight of his sensitivity and artistic personality.
His photography focuses on the static nature of industrial objects, as well as sculptural and architectural forms, and this is conveyed in the details, almost always hidden, but which once identified, leap out in all their vitality.
The city as a stage.
As a city in constant transformation, the urban fabric of Milan is composed of innovative and futuristic projects, of spectacular, performing and efficient architecture that harmoniously integrate into the surrounding environment. From iconic architectures of the modern Milan like Torre Velasca and Montecatini Palaces designed by Giò Ponti, to the urban renewal of the contemporary Milan like Bicocca, Porta Nuova, CityLife and Fondazione Prada.
A rhythmical sequence of volumes with different heights has a very strong visual impact and transforms the urban landscape into a spectacular play of lights and reflections.
Milan is a subject in a never-ending evolution and seeing it through the lens of a contemporary photographer give us the possibility to see in all its modernity and its “revisited” metropolitan nature.
A journey through the Italian industry.
This selection is an opportunity to get closer to the industrial world in a completely new and original way. In some cases, we are unexpectedly captivated and enchanted by the intense scrutiny placed on the material of a component, on the light that passes through it or its complex shape.
A journey that has surprised its own protagonists and that has given Niccolò Biddau numerous national and international awards, including the first prize at the Black and White Spider Awards in Los Angeles (USA).