Gregory Crewdson is presenting his most recent body of work ‘Sanctuary’ as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. This series of black-and-white photographs were taken at the Cinecittà studios, Rome, which were inextricably linked with the great director Federico Fellini, who rebuilt Via Veneto at the studios when filming ‘La Dolce Vita’.
In this series of photographs, Crewdson retraces Fellini’s footsteps, documenting a cinematic ruin in which traces of bygone productions are everywhere: a painted sign, flooded alleyways and scaffolding can be seen supporting each structure. Crewdson — known for highly staged, fantastic photographs — chooses to dwell on the gaps in the fragile illusions of these film sets.
Gregory Crewdson: Sanctuary
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8 September – 22 October 2011