Jan Dibbets: Un’altra fotografia / Another Photography
Since his earliest works in the late 1960s, Jan Dibbets (b. 1941; Weert, Netherlands) has found new areas of research for the development of contemporary languages. A pioneer of conceptual art, the artist was one of the first to investigate the distance between reality and the possibilities offered by photography as a medium, rejecting any notion of photography as being merely an objective recorder. Rigorous and independent, his research has explored important areas such as the analysis of space, light and the properties of perception, arriving at an investigation of some basic tenets of Western artistic culture, such as the use of perspective in depicting and its symbolic significance. Marked by an extreme rigour in style, Dibbets’ art today presents a corpus of rare compactness that constitutes a source of inspiration for many artists of later generations.