MITCH EPSTEIN AND THE MAKING OF LYNCH

The Walther Collection

“Landscapes of American Power. Photography from The Walther Collection” explores the effects of American industrialisation over the last century. The exhibition examines how two photographers, one hundred-years apart, documented the struggle to exploit natural energy resources and its transformative effects on the American landscape.

© NINA SUBIN
MITCH EPSTEIN

AMERICAN POWER

Central to the exhibition are fourteen large-scale colour photographs from Mitch Epstein’s acclaimed documentary series American Power (2003–2009), which chronicles the production and consumption of energy in North America.

Location

Pinacoteca Nazionale
Via delle Belle Arti, 56 – Bologna

© MITCH EPSTEIN, courtesy of the Artist and The Walther Collection

The Making of Lynch

The Making of Lynch (1917–1920) is an early album of vernacular photographs that document the rapid construction of a coal-mining town and industrial infrastructure in eastern Kentucky, showing the extraordinary changes wrought on this idyllic rural American landscape.

Location

Pinacoteca Nazionale
Via delle Belle Arti, 56 – Bologna

© Courtesy of THE WALTHER COLLECTION
Location

Pinacoteca Nazionale
Via delle Belle Arti, 56 - Bologna

The Painting Gallery is located in the former Jesuit novitiate of Sant’Ignazio, built in the latter half of the seventeenth century and designed by Alfonso Torreggiani. The permanent collection features works from the thirteenth through the eighteenth century by a wide range of famous artists such as Raphael; Giotto; Ludovico, Annibale, and Agostino Carracci; Guido Reni; and Amico Aspertini, as well as other important collections.