agnès b. is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Italian photographer Massimo Vitali at the agnès b. Galerie Boutique in Soho. The exhibition features large-scale photographs from Italy, Turkey and Germany and provides a selection of his work from 2004 – 2011.
At the opening reception, Massimo Vitali will be signing editions of two recently published books, Natural Habitats and Landscape with Figures (revised second edition). A widely celebrated best-seller, Landscape with Figures was first published in 2004. Large-scale color images of ski resorts and swimming pools from across the globe, focuses on the relation of the human figure to the landscape. The revised second edition uses significantly improved scanning technology and is formatted to match the size of the second volume of Massimo Vitali’s complete works, Natural Habitats. Natural Habitats is comprised of 70 photographs, spanning from 2004 – 2009 and includes a “genealog-ical tree” of his photographs; 120 thumbnail images which make visual connections by color, composition and time.
agnès b. first discovered Vitali’s photographs during the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d'Arles 1998, where his work was being shown at the Abbaye de Monmajour. Agnès b. began collecting his work for her own collection in 1998 and since 1999 Massimo Vitali has been represented in Paris by the Galerie du Jour agnès b.
This is Massimo Vitali’s seventh exhibition with agnès b. and his first show at the agnès b. Galerie Boutique in NYC. The show is an exciting collaboration on behalf of the artist with Bonni Benrubi Gallery at 41 East 57th Street who will have a concurrent solo exhibition of Vitali’s recent work, entitled ‘Arcadian Remains’.
About Massimo Vitali
Massimo Vitali was born in Como, Italy, in 1944. He began his career as a photojournalist and worked as a cinematographer for television and cinema in the 1980s. In 1994, Vitali went on to pursue his own vision as a contemporary photographer. His work is represented in major public and private collections around the world and has been the subject of several monographs and museum retrospectives.