Jan Dibbets: Another Photography
Silvana Editoriale, Milano, 2015
This monograph is dedicated to Jan Dibbets, Dutch photographer born in Weert in 1941 who lives and works in Amsterdam, and it presents a vast and exhaustive excursus among the artist’s most important works, beginning from his debut in the late 1960s to today. Among the pioneers of Conceptual Art, and part of the emergence of Land Art as well as Arte Povera, from the late 1960s Dibbets has been one of the very first to single out a use for photography as a ‘thinking’ tool, carrying out a revolution the consequences of which have been further amplified in the present digital age.” In dialogue with some of the most salient moments of Western art culture, from Dutch painting to Italian art, and the relating theories on form and perspective, Dibbets’s inquisitive mind knows how to create an innovative, individual course that has contributed in turn to establishing new artistic languages.
The book, curated by Marcella Beccaria and Rudi Fuchs, include rare works, almost never shown in public in so far as housed for decades in private collections, and it is completed by the artis’s biography.