Special Edition for VTph editions
Thanks to a grant from the Centre National de l’Audiovisuel, Luxembourg, Claudio Gobbi had the chance to spend a whole summer in Berlin. At that time, in 2004, the focus of the artist´s project, titled Persistence, was the 20th century interiors of cultural public meeting places in Europe, and Berlin was one of the capitals he wished to explore with this topic.
The photographs derive all from 6×12 negatives and soon he discovered that the material he once collected was much richer than he could remember, and many of the sites are today fully renovated and totally transformed.
Claudio Gobbi (1971, Ancona, Italy, lives in Berlin) is an Italian artist working with photography. He grew up in Rome and has lived in Milan and Paris. He is based in Berlin since 2010. He trained in Political Sciences at the University of Rome before he decided to study photography at Riccardo Bauer Institute in Milan where he specialized under the guidance of Gabriele Basilico.