From 23 November 2012 to 20 January 2013 the GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo hosts the exhibition D17. Fotografie Da Re dall’archivio della Fondazione Dalmine.

D17 stems from the collaboration between GAMeC and the Fondazione Dalmine, which since 1999 has been committed to conserving and promoting the historical archives of TenarisDalmine and, more generally, the photographic memory of industry and labour.
Giacinto Di Pietrantonio and Maria Cristina Rodeschini, directors of the GAMeC, have selected about 140 images from the Studio Da Re– established in Bergamo in 1923 and still active – that are part of the historical archives of the Fondazione Dalmine.

The photographs, chosen for their expressiveness, are proposed to the public in an interplay of allusions, cross-references and unprecedented interpretations that, once again, confirm the immense vitality of the visual traces of the industrial culture and the importance of their appropriate conservation and promotion.
These shots offer a unique cross section of the richness and power of industrial images, thanks to the ability of Sandro Da Re and his father Umberto to cater to customers’ needs without relinquishing style, formal quality and the representation of the world of labour.

For the exhibition being hosted at GAMeC, the seventh issue of the Quaderni of the Fondazione Dalmine, entitled Fotografi in archivio: Studio Da Re, will be presented on Wednesday, 5 December 2012. The publication continues the research being conducted on the relationship between industrial patronage and the visual arts, introducing a new viewpoint: that of the authors.

With this book, the Fondazione Dalmine is inaugurating a series of monographs to present a significant selection of pictures by important studios and photographers who, over the course of over a century of corporate history, have collaborated with the industry, portraying its production, processes, key moments in the life of the company, public events and employees at work. This partnership has left the Foundation archives a set of documents that is extremely representative in variety, quantity and quality.