At this time of year, there is a lot of photography in the towns along the Via Emilia.
The itinerary passes through Reggio Emilia with the exhibition Un piede nell’Eden. Luigi Ghirri e altri sguardi. Giardini in Europa e L’Architettura degli Alberi and reaches the coast: Riccione, with Robert Capa. Retrospettiva and Rimini, with the images by Italo Di Fabio.
In Bologna Vivian Maier – Anthology is on as well as a new Bologna fotografata. Persone, luoghi, fotografi. The works by Gordon Matta-Clark are exhibited in Piacenza, while in Reggio Emilia Felicitazioni! Cccp – Fedeli alla Linea 1984-2024 marks the fortieth anniversary of the band.
In Modena, instead, the exhibition Logos. Le immagini parlano is on show, which is echoed by Il linguaggio delle immagini in Soliera. Also in Modena: Paolo Monti and Modena 1973-2023 and, for a touch of lightness, Connessione da Cani.
The exhibition Un piede nell’Eden. Luigi Ghirri e altri sguardi. Giardini in Europa e L’Architettura degli Alberi begins with the work of Luigi Ghirri, with photographic experiments on parks and gardens, places of particular consonance with nature. The second section proposes 81 photographs from Giardini in Europa, a collective of 1988 curated by Luigi Ghirri and Giulio Bizzarri and based on some research by Andrea Abati, Olivo Barbieri, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Joan Fontcuberta, Mimmo Jodice, Gianni Leone, Francesco Radino, Olivier Richon, George Tatge, Ernesto Tuliozi, Fulvio Ventura, Verena Von Gagern and Cuchi White. It’s on at Palazzo dei Musei in Reggio Emilia until February 24, 2024.
In the Robert Capa. Retrospettiva at Villa Mussolini in Riccione, over one hundred photographs document the major conflicts of the 20th century, that Capa witnessed. But the images also reveal another aspect of Capa’s photography, with a section dealing with his friends, including writers, filmmakers and artists such as Hemingway, John Huston and Picasso. Until April 1, 2024.
In Rimini, the exhibition Italo Di Fabio. Fotoamatore sovraesposto, autore sottoesposto reconstructs more than sixty years of experimentation. Alongside Di Fabio’s photographs, images by Vittorio Ronconi are also on display at the Galleria dell’Immagine in Palazzo Gambalunga. Until January 13, 2024.
The Renaissance rooms of Palazzo Pallavicini, in Bologna, host the exhibition Vivian Maier – Anthology, with almost 150 original black and white and colour photographs. It is a novelty to see Super 8mm films that allow us to follow the author’s gaze, who began filming street scenes, events and places as early as 1960. Until January 28, 2024.
Bologna Fotografata. Persone, luoghi, fotografi can be visited at the Sottopasso in Piazza Re Enzo, Bologna, until January 28. The title is the same as that of the first exhibition held in 2017, but the current narrative also draws on photographic funds recently acquired by the Cineteca di Bologna and public and private archives that have collaborated in the creation of the portal Bolognafotografata.com, for new views of the city.
At Alfabeto Bianco in Piacenza, a selection of photographs by Gordon Matta-Clark is on show in dialogue with works by contemporary artists Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Donna Kukama, and Hans Schabus. A curiosity: the work Arc de Triomphe, 1975 includes an inspection made with the camera of the art photographer Giorgio Colombo. Until March 30, 2024.
Felicitazioni! Cccp – Fedeli alla Linea 1984-2024, is on at the Chiostri di San Pietro. The exhibition traces the career of the band that changed the history of the Italian punk scene through 25 rooms with unpublished archive photographs, installations, site-specific works and audiovisual supports. Until February 11, 2024 in Reggio Emilia.
Logos. Le immagini parlano was realised on the occasion of the festivalfilosofia 2023 dedicated to the theme of the word and of the centrality of language. The exhibition, at Palazzo Santa Margherita, highlights the differences and complementarities between verbal and visual language through works from the collections of the Fondazione di Modena and the Municipality of Modena. The artistic heritage managed by the FMAV is made further immersive by audio descriptions and podcasts. Until February 11, 2024.
Last days to deepen Il linguaggio delle immagini.Fotografia in Italia tra gli anni ‘80 e ’90 at the Campori Castle in Soliera (MO) until 7 January 2024. Luigi Ghirri, Marina Ballo Charmet, Franco Vaccari, Olivo Barbieri, Guido Guidi, Gabriele Basilico, Mario Cresci, Silvio Wolf are some of the authors who have always worked on research and experimentation and whose works represent a historical period full of transformations.
Shots from yesterday and today at the Biblioteca Delfini in Palazzo Santa Margherita, in the heart of Modena. The exhibition is part of the Paolo Monti e Modena / 1973-2023. A city in the photographs of Paolo Monti, fifty years later project and is the ‘physical’ component of an initiative that is also developed through digital means. Sixty-nine photographs by Paolo Monti are juxtaposed with images taken in the same locations by Francesco Fantoni in 2023. Monti’s images are also located on a digital map as a tool for exploring the city and its changes. Until April 1, 2024.
Finally, for those who love their four-legged friends, there is Connessione da cani, in which Marina Corrado recounts the experiences of dogs and their owners. At the Space Gallery in Modena until January 6, 2024.
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