Il Cretto Grande is an original body of work produced by Massimo Siragusa, a Sicilian photographer and professor at the European Institute of Design who has been working for many years on architecture, urbanism and landscape. Here he offers an unprecedented look at the “Cretto di Gibellina”, a landscape artwork created by Alberto Burri between 1984 and 1989, on the ruins of the Sicilian town destroyed by the 1968 Belice earthquake.
Professor at the IED (European Institute of Design), he's a photographer and artistic director of the Plenum Gallery. He has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in Italy and abroad and collaborates with the most important international publications. With his corporate works, he has illustrated the reality of the major Italian industries. He has won numerous awards including four World Press Photo (1997, 1999, 2008, 2009) and three Sony Awards. He has published several books, among which: Il Vaticano, Il Cerchio Magico, Credi, Teatro d’Italia, L’Emozione della vertigine and Respirano i muri. He is represented by Agenzia Contrasto in Italy and Agence VU in France and abroad.
Giovanni Chiaramonte, Àlvaro Siza
Giorgio De Finis
Giovanni Cocco, Caterina Serra