Smithfield Street, 2020
Fine Art Pigment Print on German Museum Etch paper
Triptych. 122 × 390 cm
Shubha Taparia | Gianni Berengo Gardin
Prahlad Bubbar gallery is delighted to exhibit at Photo London with a selection of works by conceptual artist Shubha Taparia, alongside iconic images by Gianni Berengo Gardin, Italy’s most celebrated living photographer.
Shubha Taparia has created a group of photographic works focusing on the changing or the interim cityscape and the choices that are made in the preservation and renovation of urban constructions. Taparia’s series ‘Illumination’ is made of striking images of dilapidated buildings under renovation, where the artist applies pure gold leaf on the stripped down facades. By patching loss with gold, a substance that is a symbol for transformation in various cultures across times and geographies, the artist highlights the nature of change. Her work was recently featured in the prestigious RIBA journal, and was cited by FAD magazine as one of the 5 must-see shows in London.
Gianni Berengo Gardin is best known for his iconic images that capture the essence of post-war Italy. Our presentation will include some of Berengo Gardin’s most famous Italian images, together with intimate portraits of village life in India, both places portrayed on the brink of transformation. The impact of these images lies in the artist’s ability to condense a deep humanistic vision with a cinematic quality. The works presented are vintage gelatin silver prints.
Photo London Digital is the first international photography fair online, running from 7–18 October 2020, with preview days on 5 and 6 October.
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