Images Gibellina 2021
Images Vevey has been collaborating with the association ‘On Image’ and key people in the Sicilian city since 2019 and, in 2021, organised a special edition of its Biennale in Gibellina.
Located south of Palermo, Gibellina is a real open-air museum with a unique artistic heritage. During the summer of 2021, Images Gibellina presented monumental open-air installations and bespoke art projects designed to echo the incredible architecture and inspiring setting of Gibellina Nuova.
Welcome to the fantastic city of Gibellina Nuova: here is the Stella d’ingresso al Belice by Pietro Consagra, 1981.
The opening ceremony was presented by Stefano Stoll, Arianna Catania, Salvatore Sutera, Calogera Pumilia.
Here is the Mayor of the City of Gibellina, Salvatore Sutera.
The President of the Orestiadi Foundation, Calogero Pumilia.
Arianna Catania, director of Images Gibellina is introducing the Sicilian biennale.
The opening ceremony of Images Gibellina 2021 took place in the beautiful Palazzo di Lorenzo.
How photogenic is the Teatro di Gibellina designed by Pietro Consagra built in 1984?
Radial Grammar by Batia Suter projected on the Chiesa Madre, designed by Ludovico Quaroni, church of Gibellina and built in 1972.
Chiesa Madre by Ludovico Quaroni, 1972.
Alternative Moons by Robert Pufleb and Nadine Schlieper, in front of the Chiesa Madre.
Let’s get a nice view!
Here is the Teatro di Gibellina.
Let’s have a look at the programme of Images Gibellina 2021…
Alina Frieske, Abglanz, Sistema delle Piazze.
The series Self-portrait by Jun Ahn was presented at the Festival Images Vevey in 2018 and reinterpreted at Images Gibellina this edition 2021.
Also site-specific, at the bus stop in the street of Gibellina!
Artist Jun Ahn her-self in front of her installation ‘Self-portrait’.
Many people had the chance to follow to a guided tour with artists.
The Pillar by Stephen Gill was also presented in Vevey and in Gibellina. Guided tour with Stefano Stoll.
Stefan Stoll and Arianna Catania talking about The Pillar installation.
Little break in the shade
Edoardo Delille and Giulia Piermartiri also exhibited their work in an amazing architectural place in Gibellina.
Alberto Vieceli presented the series Holding the Camera, which is a great selfie point in Gibellina!
Renowned Swiss artists such as Olga Cafiero also exhibited at Images Gibellina.
Legendary street photographer Bruce Gilden exhibited on the wall of the famous unfinished teatro.
Let’s have a look at the one and only Cretto di Burri.
Cretto di Burri by Alberto Burri, 1984.
Thank you for your visit!
Photos: Emilien Itim