Building Magazzino

Book Signing & Opening June 1, 2018, 5:30 - 8:00pm
Marco Anelli signing copies of Building Magazzino. Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Magazzino Italian Art presented the book signing event of Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino, a three year photographic portfolio by Italian photographer Marco Anelli, commissioned by Magazzino founders Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu. 

Published by Skira Rizzoli in 2017 and designed by Waterhouse Cifuentes Design, the book illustrates Anelli’s portfolio documenting the construction of Magazzino, an art warehouse in Cold Spring, New York conceived by Spanish architect Miguel Quismondo. The balanced beauty of Anelli’s photographs captures the passing of time and the fleeting feeling of impermanence with a distinguished calmness and serenity. The book features essays by Manuel Blanco, Alberto Campo Baeza and Marvin Heiferman.  

The project pays homage to the work of Quismondo and the many consultants, contractors, and construction firms involved in the realization of Magazzino including Albany Fire; APAP; AVS; Badey & Watson; Consulting Engineering Services; Glassolutions; Gregorio & Gregorio; Harold Lyons; MALT; m.a.P. Studio; Michael P. Carr, P.E.; Pidala Electric; Pipeline USA; Proinller; Sangiorgio; Stanley Security; Stuart-Lynn; Taconic; Tino Yannitelli; Van der Koos; and Vanguard.

Coinciding with the book signing, Magazzino presented an exhibition in the Program Room of the library. Curated by Magazzino’s Director, Vittorio Calabrese, the exhibiton featured large-format photographs depicting the different phases of construction alongside portraits of the local workers involved in the project. 

The book signing with photographer Marco Anelli began at 5:30pm. A cocktail reception in the library garden followed with a tasting of Sardinian cheeses and Italian wines until 8:00pm.

Shuttle service departed Magazzino at 5:00pm and shuttles ran from the Garrison train station to the Alice Curtis Desmond and Hamilton Fish Library throughout the evening. 

About Marco Anelli

Marco Anelli is a Roman-born, New York-based photographer. After specializing in black and white photography and printing techniques in Paris, he started working on photographic projects that evolve over long periods of time. His publications include works on sculpture and architecture, sport and classical music. In 2010 he took portraits of 1,545 participants in Marina Abramović’s performance at the MoMA (Portraits in the Presence of Marina Abramović, Damiani Publisher 2010). Since 2011 he has been exploring the character of the artist and their work as expressed in their studio. Something Wicked This Way Comes is a project that leads the viewer into the creative process of internationally acclaimed artists. In 2015 he completed A Simple Story, his project on the construction of the new Whitney Museum of American Art. New York’s architecture, building sites and their workers are the subjects of his most recent research. He lives and works in New York

About The Alice Curtis Desmond and Hamilton Fish Library

The  Alice  Curtis Desmond and  Hamilton Fish Library  in Garrison, New York  was founded in 1980. The Library is  a member of the Mid-Hudson Library System  and serves the residents of Philipstown and  its surrounding communities. The mission of the Library is  to provide access to the world of social and cultural ideas  through a wide variety of resources and programs. The Library has  a special interest in the art and history of the region, and in inspiring  a love of reading and literacy in all forms, for all people. More information  about this and other library programs can be found at

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