View of Rome from the sky

Olivo Barbieri (born in Carpi, in 1954) has included Rome in “Site Specific”, the art project in which he tells the story of some of the largest metropolises in the world as they appear from the sky. Barbieri used his trademark “selected focus” technique to portray the Italian capital, creating an uncanny resemblance to a scale model, as if these were views of a miniature city. These photographs, shot from a helicopter, are a selection from “Site Specific Roma_04”, and in 2005 were showcased in Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, London’s Hayward Gallery and the Mart in Rovereto.

December 12, 2013