30 Jan-22 Feb. This exhibition, entitled Pierdom, displays the photographs by the award winning British photographer Simon Roberts, who immortalizes British society and its unusual habits.
This series was shot along the piers of the British seashore. These wharfs were originally built as moorings for recreation boats and later became ideal locations for the holidays of the British middle class. The most elegant ones included small cafes, clubhouses, theatres and streetcar stations. Today their destiny is uncertain. Roberts started his career as a magazine photographer. He spent the past decade dealing with long-term self-generated projects, which often employed expansive landscape photographs. His works offer wide-ranging surveys of our time, which deal with important social, economic and political issues.
Famous are his series We English, which was displayed in over 30 national and international venues, as well as Observers: British Photography and the British Scene (From the 1920s to Now) and Camera Work, displayed at the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea of Rome. Roberts was awarded the Vic Odden Award in 2007. He was commissioned as the official election artist by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee to produce a record of the 2010 General Election on behalf of the UK parliament.
Tue-Fri 10.00-13.00, 15.00-19.00.