27. April 2018 – Art

Le Notte Bianche

A special, limited edition book gathers twenty images of Italian opera houses by leading photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto

Villa Mazzacorrati, Bologna, 2015
Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza, 2015
Teatro all'Antica, Sabbioneta, 2015

Now out from Skira Editore, a limited edition artist book from Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto brings together twenty stunningly beautiful images of Italian opera houses. The theatres photographed, chosen for their architectural features as well as for their history, include the Teatro Carignano in Turin, the Teatro Dei Rozzi in Siena, the Teatro Sociale in Bergamo, and the Teatro di Villa Aldrovandi Mazzacorati in Bologna. The photographs, all of which were taken in Italy in the past three years, depict the various opera stages, but also the stalls and galleries in which Sugimoto placed his camera, an inclusion which allows the viewer to participate in the artist’s work.

Villa Mazzacorrati, Bologna, 2015

Opening image: Teatro dei Rinnovati, Siena, 2014, Stazione Termni

With just 1000 copies available, Le Notti Bianche is an extraordinary limited-edition artist book perfect for collectors and lovers of both photography and theatre.

Skira Editore