Basilico. Beirut 1991
Exhibition of Gabriele Basilico's photos of Beirut held at Teatro Sociale in Bergamo, Italy in 1995.
Mostra fotografica di Gabriele Basilico per Beirut, Teatro Sociale di Bergamo, 1995
The Teatro Sociale of Bergamo is an ideal setting for the exhibition Basil Beirut, which displays 42 photographs by Gabriele Basilico in the city symbol of the civil war: Beirut. An octagonal structure in whitened panels is a kind of architecture in the architecture that deliberately recalls the image of a baptistery as a place of rebirth. It hosts in a bright micro labirint, the distressing images of a city that for decades slowly agonizes under the blows of the mortars. The white walls and smooth bodywork are contrasting with the content of the images (riddled buildings, windows without a single intact glass, empty streets) that with the space welcomes him, a space where time and weather have left merciless scars.