New York, NY. (August, 2016) – 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Industria, Fabrizio Ferri’s iconic Manhattan photographic studio and event space. Founded in 1991 as the first full-service photographic complex in the U.S, Industria is a beloved hub for the top names in the creative industries. To commemorate this landmark year, Industria is thrilled to announce the imminent opening of their second and third New York locations in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and an exciting re-design of its original Manhattan studios. The new outposts will be at 39 South 5th Street and 33 Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which with its vibrant creative community and industrial character is the perfect home for Industria’s additional addresses. In September, Industria will also unveil its iconic West Village venues at 775 Washington Street and 356 West 12th Street with upgraded state of the art interiors designed for the event industry. Just a few steps away from celebrated New York destinations such as the new Whitney Museum and the High Line, the original Industria continues to be a catalyst for industry innovators.
Having the Williamsburg outpost primarily dedicated to the photographic arts and the West Village one predominantly devoted to events ensures that each venue will utilize its unique resources to continue to stay at the cutting edge of each field.
Industria will also celebrate their landmark 25th anniversary year by hosting the North American debut of Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones, delivered by DHL. Set to open in November 2016, this will be the iconic band’s first ever major exhibition. Following its star-studded opening in London, which garnered rave reviews and drew huge crowds, Exhibitionism is the largest touring experience of its kind ever to be staged, and the first time in history the band has unlocked their vast private archive. Exhibitionism tells the story of the most influential rock ‘n’ roll band in the world, allowing visitors to experience their incredible journey from their early days living together in a tiny flat to headlining the biggest stages in the world.
Originated and produced by Australian-based iEC Exhibitions! with the full participation of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, and curated by New York native Ileen Gallagher, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, shows the band’s most cherished instruments, onstage and off stage clothes, valuable works of art, handwritten lyric books and personal diaries, recordings, and unseen film and photos. Original works of key collaborators who helped to make the band not just musical but cultural icons are also on show, including Andy Warhol, John Pasche, who designed the band’s iconic tongue logo, fashion designers Ossie Clark and Alexander McQueen, artist Shepard Fairey, producer Don Was, and film director Martin Scorsese. Other moments include a recreation of a Stones recording studio and the Edith Grove flat that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones shared in 1962, plus a screening cinema and a powerful backstage-to-onstage 3D concert experience.
Exhibitionism is proudly delivered by DHL, Official Logistics Partner and Jackson, Official US Sponsor and is supported by Tommy Hilfiger, Official Apparel Sponsor.
“The fact that a blockbuster show like Exhibitionism will be the first event held in our renovated West Village venue is a testament to Industria’s standing in the creative community and the capabilities of our venues, and I cannot wait for the next chapter of Industria’s history to be written.” says founder Fabrizio Ferri. “I am thrilled to be commemorating the 25th anniversary of Industria’s expansion and am delighted that we can both stay true to our heritage as a leading photography studio with our new Brooklyn home and celebrate our rich history as an events space with the forthcoming refurbishment of our original West Village location.”
About Fabrizio Ferri
Fabrizio Ferri began his career as a political photojournalist in 1970. He then shifted his attention to the fashion world and soon became one of the most sought-after photographers in the business working for top magazines around the globe. Ferri has authored campaigns for leading luxury brands and corporations such as Bulgari, Dolce & Gabbana, Ferragamo, Gucci, Valentino, Maserati, and Ferrari and shot iconic portraits of stars like Beyonce, Madonna, Naomi Campbell, and Sting. Ferri’s photographic essays have been published in several books including 2015’s Stop Think Give which features portraits of over 200 celebrities and helped raise $30million for Save the Children. As a cinematographer and director, Ferri’s work includes the award winning films Prelude and Carmen while his work as a composer includes the script and music for the contemporary opera Anima, and the score for his short film Passage. His novella Discrete Adventures of Vito Zuccheretti, An Ordinary Man, was published in 1992. He founded Industria Superstudio in Milan in 1983 and opened its New York City outpost in 1991. Industria is also the name of the fashion label he founded in 1991. In 1997, he founded Milan’s “L’Università dell’Immagine” (University for the Image) which was the first institute with a curriculum focused on synesthetics and the creative process. In 2001, Fabrizio Ferri created and designed the brand “Eataly” which he then sold. Ferri currently lives and works in New York City.
Founded by Italian photographer Fabrizio Ferri in 1991, Industria revolutionized the photo and event industry as it was the first multi-studio complex of its kind in New York City. The space has become a vibrant cultural hub attracting top international talent from all spheres of the creative class, and has also been host to an abundance of memorable events including fashion shows, launch parties, seminars and concerts. Industria has partnered with industry leaders in the automobile, beauty, fashion, hospitality, sport, and tech worlds such as eBay, Ferragamo, Jo Malone, Maserati, the NBA, Sony and Zac Posen. Over the years, clients like Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Prada, and Valentino have shot their campaigns at Industria, while top photographers such as Patrick Demarchelier, Craig McDean, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindberg, Mario Testino, Inez and Vinoodh and Paolo Roversi have all shot at the studios.
Industria Event Spaces
- 775 Washington Street, West Village
- 356 W 12th Street, West Village
Industria Photo Studios
- 39 South 5th Street, Brooklyn
- 35 Grand Street, Brooklyn