Pompei_19

  • Cesare Di Liborio
  • 2001
  • Inv. No. 200.15.02
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Architettura, Paesaggio
Size S
40x40cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 

The shots of the Pompei series show a new face of the ancient Roman town; they are not meant to bea mere archaeological report but they aim instead at capturing the most decadent aspects of Pompei, through which we can experience the dramatic story of the destruction of a civilisation - a tragedy that is now part of ourhistory.
The ruins of Pompeii are a tangible memory of this timeless story. Di Liborio’s photographic research, nonetheless, investigates the less known aspects of the myth of Pompeii. His images and style are elegant, the artist’s camera is nearly magnetically attracted by the ruins, which are subjected to a new interpretation in order to show this celebrated archaeological site under a newlight. The photographer’s eye lingers on unusual spots, silently inviting the observers to continue the exploration on their own - urging them to move beyond what has been left by the flow of history and to visit this incredible town following a sophisticated and ideal inspiration.
An amateur photographer since the 80s, Cesare di Liborio was born in Reggio Emilia, where, as a young man, he developed a great passion for a peculiar form of art: the black and white photography. Di Liborio, after exhibiting in several solo and collective shows, both in Italy and abroad, was invited by Michèle Moutashar to expose his Les colonnes d’Hercules at the Muséè Reattu in Arles, on the occasion of XXXI Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie. From that moment, his career flourished: his work was shown in Bruxelles, at the European Parliament, in 2001; he was also featured in an exhibition in Alexandria (Egypt) during the Festival méditerranéen d’Alexandrie. In 2005, he participated in FIAC (Fiera Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea), Paris, exposing his Pallas. After exposing his series Les Colonnes d’Hercules at the Photography Museum of Seoul, Di Liborio finished his project Appena prima di…, focused on capturing the moment that comes right before an event, which was exhibited in 2014 in Arles. Cesare Di Liborio’s shots have been published and exposed several times, and are currently part of the photography collections of some of the world’s finest cultural institutions, such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (USA). Moreover, his pictures are part of the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Parigi Musée Reattu (Arles, France), of the Musée de la Photographie (Charleroi, Belgium) and of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Parigi, Francia).
Prestigious authors, such as Jacques Le Goff and Italo Zannier, havededicated many publications to him.