Adolfo Farsari the Italian photographer who portrayed japan end 800

L’Istituto Giapponese di Cultura in Roma

The amazing Adolfo Farsari feats, adventurer and photographer in Japan at the end of ‘800 are alive in the 64 images of the exhibition, expressions of photography in black and white hand-colored after printing, called Yokohama Shashin. The poignant tale of a Japan in slow and ineluctable becoming emerges, described in the aesthetic topos intended to constitute the Western imagination on the subject up to the present day.
From 15 October 2020 to 8 January 2021 at the Japanese Cultural Institute in Rome.

World Press Photo 2019 exhibition at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni.

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From April 25th to May 26th 2019 the 62nd edition of the World Press Photo will be held in Rome, at Palazzo delle Esposizioni.
The exhibition, conceived by the World Press Photo Foundation of Amsterdam, promoted by Roma Capitale – Assessorato alla Crescita Culturale and organized by Azienda Speciale Palaexpo in collaboration with 10b Photography, will host the 140 finalist photos of the prestigious photojournalism contest, which from the 1955 awards the best professional photographers every year, thus helping to build the history of the world’s best visual journalism.

Paolo Di Paolo. Mondo perduto.

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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

Robert Mapplethorpe. The Sensitive Lens

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This exhibition shows forty-five works and focuses on some of the themes that distinguish the work of Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989): his study of still lifes, landscapes, classical sculpture and Renaissance composition.

The photographs have been selected and arranged in Galleria Corsini with several different aims: to highlight the aspects of Mapplethorpe’s work that resonate particularly with Galleria Corsini, a space — in both physical and conceptual terms — dedicated to collecting, in order to forge a new relationship between visitors, the works and the areas within the gallery.

You Got to Burn to Shine

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The title You Got to Burn to Shine, borrowed from the famous collection of poems by the American poet, artist and performer John Giorno, underlines the complexity of the individual in being in the world.
The exhibition, curated by Teresa Macrì, has the ambition to narrate, through a game of references and connections, the discordances and processes of redefinition of the world-system and its aesthetic interpretation in the post-ideological era.

Artists on show: Francis Alÿs, Bertille Bak, Elena Bellantoni, Jeremy Deller, Roberto Fassone, John Day, Luca Guadagnino, Mike Kelley, Krištof Kintera, Domenico Mangano and Marieke van Rooy, Fiamma Montezemolo, Luca Vitone, Sislej Xhafa.
Roma Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna.

Le Vie del Ponte

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Via dei Banchi Nuovi, via di Panico, via del Governo Vecchio, Piazza dell’Orologio, via Orsini, Largo Tassoni are LE VIE DEL PONTE that look at Castel Sant’Angelo and will host musical, artistic and cultural events at the end of February. This is the initiative organized by the V.E.S.T.A. to enhance the area through a real atmosphere of participation among tourists, citizens and traders.

“The Ponte district, whose name derives from the pedestrian Ponte Sant’Angelo, built by Adriano in 134 d. C. extends in reality in a much larger territory that reaches up to via della Pace and via dei Coronari, but ours – says Gianfranco Labib, president of VESTA, which includes over thirty activities in the area – is a little step to start making the territory better known, which develops on economic activities whose productions, since the Middle Ages, attracted citizens, merchants, pilgrims and tourists of the grand tour. We hope we can return, through the revitalization of the area through small events with great content, to that influx dictated by the curiosity to discover the work of a goldsmith, mosaicist, leather goods, painter, sculptor, marble worker, how to enjoy shopping, catering and receptivity sharing a piece of our history together.” (see photo gallery)

Lisetta Carmi. La bellezza della verità

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From October 20th to March 3rd the Museum of Rome in Trastevere hosts the first public exhibition in Rome dedicated to the famous Italian photographer Lisetta Carmi.
In addition to his most famous works, the 170 images on display include three very different themes: the Parisian subway, the transvestites and the Sicilian landscapes.

Expeditio Magna September 2, 2018 the departure from Rome

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“Expeditio Magna” is the great march of the Associazione Culturale Decima Legio on the ancient Via Flaminia!
After two thousand years or less, a group of passionate historical reenactors will return to travel the great road of the North, simulating the transfer of a contubernium of Roman legionaries towards Rimini to join a consular army.
From Rome to Ariminum (Rimini) on foot, in 14 consecutive stages for a total of 220 Roman miles (327 km), with an average of 16 miles (24 km) per day.
They will follow the ancient Via Flaminia in the most faithful way possible, following a carefully analyzed and reconstructed route with prospections, satellite surveys and specialized studies, along paths and paths almost forgotten, crossing lands and villages almost unknown, but reminiscent of power and prosperity of the most important civilization of the ancient world, and which today deserve adequate valorization.
(See the photo gallery of the departure from Rome).

Guarcino August 2018: La Disfida del Malpensa

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Every year in the city of Guarcino, near Frosinone, the “Disfida del Malpensa” is commemorated between a soldier of Guarcino and a soldier of the army of Henry VI  Hohenstaufen. (See photo gallery)

“Hoc anno venit rex Henricus filius Friderici Imperatoris et subiugavit sibi totam Campaniam praeter Fummonem, et Castrum Ferentinum obsedit per novem dies, et ivit super Guarginum; ibi commissum est bellum inter Teotonicum militem et Latinum nomine Malpenza et superatus est miles Teotonicus a milite Latino vidente et astante Rege cum toto exercitu in circuitu.” (Annales Ceccanenses pp.287-288)