Hans Bol – Cava


Cava is published to coincide with the eponymous exhibition in Seravezza, Italy, which includes Hans Bol's photographs of the region's quarries. Since first visiting and becoming fascinated by the marble mines in 1986, Bol has returned to the area regularly, observing how the landscape, despite being laid open, mutilated, and torn, can been seen as a sort of dynamic work of art, constantly moving and changing. Even so, his pictures acknowledge the irreversible damage that this process causes to nature, and the contradiction has motivated him to also seek out abandoned quarries in which nature is making a vain attempt to mask this evidence of violence.

56 pages, 25 x 20 cm, softcover, Recto Verso Publications