6 May - 13 September 2020
Spazio Choisi 02 is pleased to announce the opening of the new exhibition One Belt One Road by Marco D’Anna. The photographer presents his latest book, published by Artphilein Editions, in an installation designed specifically for the space, with photographs and special editions.
One Belt One Road reflects on a new Silk Route, investigated through a series of photographs of ‘landscapes’ of containers and an apparatus of texts about international shipping routes.
The project started off in a key moment of Marco D’Anna’s life, as he writes in the book:
years ago, during one of my journeys, I was on an Italian warship heading for the Gulf of Aden in Somalia, via the Suez Canal. We arrived by night at the anchorage, which is like a large parking lot where ships stop, form convoys and then cross the strait. We cast anchor too, and the following morning, just as dawn was breaking, I remember a sight: I saw cargo ships appear of a size I had never seen before in my life. They looked like spaceships coming out of the night – they were huge, one a scale I had never even seen in the Mediterranean. An apparition. It was like reading an Asimov novel or watching Star Wars: they were enormous, looming out of the semidarkness, and initially I couldn’t understand exactly what they were.
Leaf through the book: