The decay and neglect of polluted industrial sites on the edges of cities became a worldwide phenomenon by the end of the twentieth century. The industrial site of Marghera lies on the waterfront overlooking the historical city of Venice, confronting La Serenissima as its titanic alter ego. This exhibition presents the complex and changing reality of Marghera through the work of fifteen Italian contemporary photographers: Marina Ballo Charmet, Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Gianantonio Battistella, Luca Campigotto, Vincenzo Castella, Alessandra Chemollo, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Paola De Pietri, William Guerrieri, Guido Guidi, Mimmo Jodice, Walter Niedermayr, Fulvio Orsenigo, and Marco Zanta. Each responds to the site in diverse ways, bringing new visions and concerns to the notion of the industrial desert.
Curator: Paolo Costantini, CCA.
Co-organizer: la Comune di Venezia, Venice.