A unique photographic portrait: Sustainable living of a former German ship officer in a cave at Filicudi, a small island in the middle of the Mediteranean sea

as part of the group exhibition

PRIMA VISIONE 2008 Milano and the World: A Year of Photography
Carlo Bevilacqua


Bel Vedere Gallery presents documentary works that go beyond immediacy of the news. The show offers a subtle and subjective look of various Italian photographers at our world in the past year.

“Gisbert Lippelt: Low Cost Life” is the story of a German former ship’s officer. Thirty-eight years ago, he decided to completely change his life and moved to Filicudi, small island in the Aeolian Arcipelague near Sicily. In search of sustainable and simple existence, Gisbert made his home in a cave on a top of a cliff, overlooking the see and making his dream of life in total accord with nature come true.

The opening takes place on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 6 – 9 PM

Via Santa Maria Valle, 5 • 20123 Milano
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The exhibition is open from February 5 until March 15 2009
Tuesday to Sunday, 1 – 8 pm , admission free

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