In the exhibition presented at the Gallery Anzenberger in Vienna until April 30, Luca Zanier, makes visible the invisible.

Featured Artist: Luca Zanier
Vienna - APR 12, 2013

Luca Zanier, descendant of Italian parents, was born and raised forty-seven years ago in Zurich, where he was trained as a photographer.

Once he finished his professional photography education, he began traveling around the world and taking pictures in different countries. He worked in Italy and France until 1993, when he decided to return to his hometown and start his own photography studio. Since then, he works as an 
international freelancer in the fields of advertising, reports and independent artworks. The recurring themes of his photography are usually nature, landscapes, still lifes and portraits.

The report of Brazil is one of the most remarkable works of his career, along with a series of portraits, in which he divides the screen into two.

Featured Artist: Luca Zanier
© Luca Zanier

In Corridors of Power Zanier presents a new series of architectural photographs that are not only amazing because of the spaces portrayed or the grand perspectives that seem to be taken straight out of a futuristic movie, but because the spaces Zanier captures are not accesible to the public although they are the spaces where social, political and economic leadership decisions are made. This exhibition brings to light this places where important decisions are taken and that have a direct effect over society and that many times are only a bit visible or even invisible to the public. The photographs of these "Corridos of Power" are always empty spaces, pompous, and some resemble science fiction. Gigant spaces, endless corridors, wide doors, criptic signals, all combined with miles of cables and pipes. They are form a technical universe that irradiates a cold logic. A hidden world, known only to a few, that nevertheless has a great influence on our daily lives. Zanier asks "the decisions made by the individuals determine a great part of our collectiva existence? Should the decisions be made available to the public or at will as in democracies or taken in a limited way as in dictatorships?"

Featured Artist: Luca Zanier
© Luca Zanier

Besides the places of power, energy industries that exist in the world are also shown. Nuclear power plants, coal plants, power stations, nuclear waste storages and other energy systems can simultaneously intimidate and fascinate visitors. They appear to have originated on other planets or in science fiction movies. Strange worlds, temples of the industry of a society of high energy consumption. The energy systems are hidden universes accessible to very few people, very protected against accidents and terrorist attacks. Zanier through this series of photographs, has returned to us this denied accessibility.

 

 

Featured Artist: Luca Zanier
© Luca Zanier

“My intention is to capture these plants on film in an artistic manner. The pure information is in the background. The idea is more about perspectives, colours and shapes. What I propose is to dissipate technology into aesthetics, at least to a certain extent. Only the caption will remind the viewer of what he or she is thinking: A highly complex system of which our modern life depends. Energy systems that serve us, at the same time, can threaten us.” Luca Zanier.

Corridors of Power. Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria. Until April 30.


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Featured Artist: Luca Zanier
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