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More than half the world's heritage, as it is defined by UNESCO, is to be found in Italy. Millions of tourists travel to Italy every year for the art and the famous buildings from antiquity and the Renaissance. Italy's interest in this tourism is no small matter – it generates around twelve percent of the country's gross national product. Yet the government has decided to make deep cuts in provisions for the upkeep of its cultural heritage. Will Italy go from being the world's cultural Disneyland to being a run-down fun-fair? With ATOMS Offmanphoto, comprised of Pablo Balbontin Arenas and Luca Marinelli, underscores the central role that cultural heritage plays in Italy.
Offmanphoto is the collaboration between Pablo Balbontin Arenas (Italy, 1965) and Luca Marinelli (Italy, 1965). Since 2008 they have collectively tried to capture the complexity of the world in photographs, chiefly working in large formats. Their work is a combination of art and critical research into such issues as corruption and the influence of wind turbine parks on the Italian landscape.
Price EUR 17,50