Vogue's eye on sport
24-27 June 2004, Stazione Leopolda, Florence
Stazione Leopolda in Florence - Alcatraz area - from 24th- 27th June 2004, Sportquake: an exhibition presenting Vogue’s view of sport through the lenses of some of the greatest masters of photography.
Sportquake is the great Mohammed Ali photographed by Bruce Weber; as well as Linda Evangelista dressed in motorcycle gear, captured on film by Steven Meisel, the ironic perspective of David LaChapelle and the artistic vision of Glen Luchford, portraits of Michel Comte, the surrealism of Mario Sorrenti.
Over one hundred stills taken by photographers of international fame: Miles Aldridge, Koto Bolofo, Walter Chin, Michel Comte, Elaine Constantine, Nathaniel Goldberg, Steven Klein, David LaChapelle, Glen Luchford, Craig McDean, Steven Meisel, Vincent Peters, Satoshi Saikusa, Mario Sorrenti, Mario Testino, Ellen Von Unwerth and Bruce Weber.
The photos in the exhibition are all blow-ups of various sizes (from 1.50 x 2.30 meters to 3.30 x 4.80 meters); in a layout designed to blend in with the industrial structures of the Alcatraz area: the photographs are printed on paper and hang them adopting a system of rods and clamps, the light is diffused rather than spot.
The images from the exhibition have been edited onto a video which will be screened both inside and outside the structure.
The opening will be in the form of a dance party, with the partecipation of a special guest: dj Milly from New York.
24 June, 10 p.m. Inauguration (by invitation)
25 June, from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
26 June, from 10 a.m. to 21 p.m.
27 June, from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.