THE GALLERY IS OPEN AND AVAILABLE VIA APPOINTMENT
Presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.
Curated by Marco Delogu
Through the works of twenty authors and their personal research this exhibition explores portrait photography in Italy, with a great number of unpublished photographs and some renowned ones picturing subjects looking straight into the camera, silently aware of being portrayed. From this strong connection between the photographer and the subject, based on a shared homeland, social group and history, stem the direct portraits that seem to cross eyes with a future observer.
I have seen many portraits by other photographers. I used to discard almost immediately portraits of famous persons, often filtered by their control over their image, which in a few words did not interest me. In the same way I was not very attracted by “slick and commissioned” works, stories for magazines. I was looking for portrait series that started off from personal experiences, in which you can sense the story of the photographer, his or her personal and social identity.
This group show includes works by Gianni Berengo Gardin, Ferdinando Scianna, Guido Guidi, Moira Ricci, Lisetta Carmi, Ugo Mulas, Jacopo Benassi, Paolo Ventura, and six of my iconic portraits
As the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, his beautiful portraits, that have been seen by countless admirers and influenced the work of numerous artists, are the reference point for a continuous reflection on both portrait and Italian identity.
Gianni Berengo Gardin
Luigi Di Sarro
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | FREE ADMISSION | PLEASE CONTACT THE ISTITUTO TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
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EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 7, 2020
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