Paolo Di Paolo. Mondo perduto curated by Giovanna Calvenzi
17 April 2019 – 30 June 2019 – MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts.
A delicate, rigorous and wise recount of an Italy emerging from the ashes of the Second World War.
This exhibition presents an extraordinary chronicler of the Italy of the Fifties and Sixties who published more than 500 photographs in the weekly Il Mondo, portraying created by the famous journalist Mario Pannunzio, protagonists of the worlds of art, culture, fashion and film along with ordinary people.
Among his photos, rediscovered after more that 50 years of neglect, are those of Pier Paolo Pasolini at Monte dei Cocci in Rome, Tennesse Williams on the beach with his dog, Anna Magnani with her son on the Circeo beach, Kim Novak ironing in her room in the Grand Hotel, Sofia Loren joking with Marcello Mastroianni in the Cinecittà studios. And then a family seeing the sea for the first time at Rimini and the devastated faces of the people at the funeral of Palmiro Togliatti.
Main sponsor Gucci
Since 1955 the World Press Photo Contest has recognized the best single exposure pictures that contributed to the prior year of visual journalism.
This year three Italian photographers ranked among the winners:
Francesco Pistilli, an Italian freelance photojournalist and videographer, with Lives In Limbo (General News, third prize stories);
Alessio Mamo, a Sicilian freelance photographer based in Catania, with Manal, War Portraits (People, second prize singles);
Fausto Podavini, a freelance photographer he lives and works in Rome, with Omo Change (Long-Term Projects, second prize stories).
27 April – 27 May Palazzo Delle Esposizioni – Rome
Mercatantia is a medieval festival that takes place in the splendid setting of the archaeological park of the ancient city of Sutri.
The Compagnia Sancto Eramo is a cultural association founded in 2007, which aims to recover the history and traditions of the medieval period of 1200, teaching to the public and schools with live history lessons. Promoting among its members the creation of handicrafts with the techniques of the era, such as pottery, leather objects, iron knitting armor, knives, bows and arrows and other objects of common use. Is also a sports association whose members are trained in medieval combat methods. (See photo gallery.)
The June 30, 2016 at the Rome Latin Village there has been the show of the Parangolé group. Parangolé is a band of Bahian Pagode appeared in 1997 in Salvador of Bahia, in the Federation district, and more precisely in the “Bar Dona Maria”.
Every afternoon in this bar, Adriano Nenel and Nailton Alves would gather to play cards, and always, at the end of games, to play pagode, samba, salsa, axe and percussive rhythms. At the people liked their music and the movement spread around the city.
This band is today the heir of this twenty-year tradition of bahian music. (see photo gallery)
Vera Fotografia (True Photography), curated by Alessandra Mammì and Alessandra Mauro, and organised by the Azienda Speciale Palaexpo in conjunction with Contrasto e Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia, reviews the long career of Gianni Berengo Gardin, the photographer who has managed to capture the spirit of our era and our country possibly better than any other over the past fifty years. Roughly 250 photographs, vintage 30 x 40 prints, are broken down into sections entitled: Venice, Milan, The World of Work, Lunatic Asylums, Gypsies, Protest, An Italian Story, Portraits, Figures in the Foreground, Home and The World and From Landscapes to Outsize Ships. The rooms also host 24 large prints: photographs chosen and commented on by friends, intellectuals and colleagues – fully-fledged “author’s” comments. (May 18 2016 Opening …)
Lectio magistralis by Vittorio Storaro, held at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. AIC MicroSalonItalia 2016 – Rome March 19, 2016
Al Vittoriano un’esposizione dedicata a Tinto Brass.
Sunday, September 6th Italian jazz met in L’Aquila to animate the historic center of the city destroyed by the earthquake of 2009, so rekindling the lights on the reconstruction of L’Aquila.
La Perdonanza Celestiniana is a historical and religious event which is held every year in L’Aquila and that culminates with the opening of the Holy Door on August 28. Its name comes from the Papal Bull that Pope Celestine V issued in 1294 and which he granted a plenary indulgence to anyone who enters, confessed and communicated, in the basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio from the evening of 28 August, to those of 29.