To see in order and understand. Taking photographs of the Roman archaeology.
Based on his personal experience of Walls, a photo project about the walls of Rome presented some time ago in the Ara Pacis Museum, Andrea Jemolo proposes a reflection on what it means to photograph the city, architecture and memory.
The special features proposed will be an opportunity to look from different perspectives at the extraordinary black and white photographs presented in the exhibition by the Czech photographer and taken in Syria, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Cyprus (North and South), Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, France, Albania, Croatia and, of course, Italy. Visitors are guided through an unusual and highly personal reflection on the ancient, on the landscape, on the beauty that " inspires and sustains reflection". The timeless landscapes, rich in soul and charm, characterized by unexpected, uncertain and ambitious perspectives, represent Koudelka's visual vocabulary and stylistic style. Avoiding the simple illustration and documentation of ruins, this artist gives a breath of fresh air to the ruins of ancient Mediterranean civilizations, representing them in an eternal dialogue between what is visible and what is hidden, between mystery and evidence.
The exhibition is illustrated by the volume Radici published by Contrasto.
Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 18.30