“Fulvio Roiter: High-Rise New York” On View for the NYU Community
Curated by: Victoria Noel-Johnson
From the Curator:
Organized to mark the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, the exhibition Fulvio Roiter: High-rise New York is a celebration of the city and people of New York. Consisting of 35 color photographs taken over the course of 1984-1998 by the internationally acclaimed Italian photographer Fulvio Roiter (Meolo 1926 – Venice 2016), they collectively capture such aforementioned traits and qualities with a sense of poignant immediacy and timeless elegance. They recall a New York that once was, its instantly recognizable skyline irreparably and arbitrarily altered by events that unfolded just a few years thereafter. Fulvio Roiter: High-rise New York is not, however, a nostalgic nod to that past. As New York begins to emerge from yet another life-changing event caused by the international pandemic of Covid-19 (2020-2021), Roiter’s intimate portrait of New York and its inhabitants stands as a stoic reminder of life after death, of light after darkness.