FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11 – October 16, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 6 to 8 pm
M+B is pleased to announce an exhibition
of new work by internationally acclaimed
artist Massimo Vitali. Vitali’s unique views of
the rites and rituals of modern-day leisure
have garnered praise since he began
photographing in his signature style in 1994.
Featuring new work from 2009 and 2010, this
exhibition includes eight large-scale color
photographs from Austria, Croatia, Sicily and
Turkey. The exhibition opens September 11,
2010 and runs through October 16, 2010 with
an opening reception on Saturday,
September 11 from 6 to 8 pm. Concurrent
with the exhibition is the release of Vitali’s
third monograph published by Steidl titled
Landscapes with Figures 2.
Vitali’s photography occupies a place
between documentary realism and the surreal. His landscapes are casually inhabited by figures such as
sunbathers and tourists who often forget about the photographer’s presence, as he waits for such a
moment while perched 20 feet in the air on a platform. Ever interested in the ways in which people
interact with their environment and each other, Vitali’s images satisfy a sociological desire as well as a
voyeuristic longing to observe unawares. On this level his works are happily profitable, as each mural
sized work allows for the intimate perusal of hundreds of candid portraits.
Massimo Vitali was born in Como, Italy in 1944. Internationally respected for his acclaimed oeuvre of
large-scale works depicting people at play and masses at leisure, he has photographed beach scenes,
ski locations as well as tourist destinations. Vitali has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries
worldwide and his work is found in some of the most important private and public collections in the world.
This will be his third exhibition with M+B.
Location: M+B, 612 North Almont Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Show Title: MASSIMO VITALI
Exhibition Dates: September 11 - October 16, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 11, 2010, 6 – 8 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm, and by appt
For more info, please contact Shannon Richardson at M+B at (310) 550 – 0050 or firstname.lastname@example.org