An experience-based photographic and audiovisual journey focusing on the observation of the 13th district, where photographs and moving images attract attention, transferring not only emotions but also feelings, atmospheres and thoughts to the observer.
Photographs and moving images, two elements able to capture the attention, to transfer to the observer not only emotions, but also feelings, atmospheres and thoughts. It is in this vision, in continuity with what has already been achieved in 2019 at the Museum of Rome at Palazzo Braschi and with the aim of offering an experiential path based on the observation of the thirteenth district, that the School of Photography and Audiovisual presents the exhibition Labirinti InTrastevere
The initiative is also an opportunity for the RUFA Academy of Fine Arts to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the school of photography and the first year of the new school of audiovisuals with a project created by former graduates and first-year students.
The exhibition "Labirinti InTrastevere" wants to start a reflection about the concept of the contemporaneity of images. If the production and use of photographs or moving images are characterised by a multiplicity of technological supports, such as smartphones, computers and other varieties of screens, it is also true that exposure to such a quantity of images produces a sort of symbolic blindness, whereby one looks without seeing, but above all without remembering. The exhibition intends to focus on the sense of contemplation of images as an antidote to the acceleration of existence dictated by the labyrinthine digital network.
Instead, one should take an example from artists, who usually, after travelling with their mind for a long time, arrive at an imaginary place where they can finally express their inner world through works. It is the romantic nostalgia for a lost homeland that is reconquered by a search for the absolute. Before landing in a safe place, every artist must navigate a labyrinth, physical or mental, to find a way out. It is a clear metaphor for photography: getting lost in an immense labyrinth in order to achieve the perfect vision. Why not imagine Trastevere as a labyrinth stratified by history and languages?
The title of the photographic exhibition "Labirinti InTrastevere", according to the curators, alludes to an imaginary labyrinthine Trastevere, a space to be traversed like nomads arriving in a land waiting to be discovered, a space of transit between the real and the imaginary, where interior and exterior, landscape and architecture, figures and backgrounds lose any rational reference, to become momentary crossings of a precarious time to which we want to restore the sense of a perfect instant. After all, Covid has forced a segregation into a closed space characterised by digital screens, where existence has appeared as dominated by algorithmic logic and statistics. It is time to start again to travel and get lost in different languages and imaginary spaces.
In addition to the photographic exhibition, the initiative also offers a series of screenings in which audiovisuals reign supreme.
The aim? To impose a spiritual imperative on the gaze: to return to looking by allowing oneself a pause that restores value to time and reflection, a pause dictated by the rhythms of Trastevere.
Artists in exhibition
Ginevra Brizioli, Anna Di Paola, Marta Ferro, Maria Vittoria Pecchioli, Benedetta Pionati, Claudia Rolando, Francesca Salvati.
Leonardo Amorosi, Matteo Bonanni, Alice Brignone, Gabriella Carbone, Claudia Coppola, Agnese De Luca, Federica De Salvatore, Armando Egidi, Andrea Ferretti, Lorenzo Finardi, Alessandra Florea, Carolina Iaccarino, Sabina Ismayilova, Eleonora Marinanza, Emanuele Mazzone, Ayla Mueller, Mirko Pizzichini, Chiara Preti, Serena Radicioli, Guido Leon Salerno, Nicole Scilipoti, Lorenzo Teodosi, Tommaso Termine, Federica Troiani.
From November 16, 2021 to March 13, 2022 Extended until 8 may 2022
From Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-20.00
Last admission one hour before closing time
Monday, 25 December, 1 January
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