Biographical Landscape. Fotografie di Stephen Shore 1969 –1979

26/02 - 23/05/2010
Museo di Roma in Trastevere

The exhibition displays 164 photographs which illustrate the methodical exploration of landscapes in the work of Stephen Shore and its strong parallel with conceptual art.

The exhibition illustrates the methodical exploration of landscapes in the work of Shore and its strong parallel with conceptual art. At age seventeen, Shore met Andy Warhol and began to frequent Warhol’s studio, the Factory, and became aware of pop culture. Later he focused his attention on unusual landscapes - the Uncommon Places – of the American West. The 164 photographs on display here are arranged in chronological order, starting from Shore’s first trip across America that began on July 3, 1973. This early work focuses on the Pop art dimension of Shore’s work and includes part of his postcard collection of Amarillo (Texas), and a collection of photographs featured in All the Meat You Can Eat—an exhibition curated by Shore in 1972.

The second section represents the period from 1974 until 1976 where Shore developed a formal approach to reality, focusing on linear perspective. In this phase, the titles of the photographs and their centralized composition emphasize the biographical nature of these landscapes. The focal point of these images precisely defines Stephen Shore’s position in the landscape he presents.

Starting in 1976, Shore approaches the landscape with a different set of motives. This third period is marked by a denial of any focal point or single point of perspective. In doing so, Shore alludes to the reality beyond the photograph, extending the image past the picture frame.


Museo di Roma in Trastevere

From Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 a.m.- 8.00 p.m.
Last admission one hour before closing time
Monday Closed


Adults: € 5,50
Reduced: € 4,00
Free: Children (18 and under) - Seniors (65 and over)


060608 (every day from 9.00 a.m to 9.00 p.m.)

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curated by Comune di Roma Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e della Comunicazione – Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali, Aperture Foundation.

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