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SOLSTICE #1
The Photography Days at the Asinara Island
21-24 June 2018


In Sardinia (Italy), in the evocative setting of the Asinara National Park, the summer solstice of June 21st will begin an unprecedented experience dedicated to photography that will involve a composite community of artists and operators.

Starting from the longest day of the year, and over the course of four days, thirty selected students and ten exceptional teachers will take up residence and study spaces spread throughout a virtually untouched natural reserve confronting ideas on the broad spectrum surrounding photography

A dense program of lectures, meetings, talks, projections, convivial moments with events open to the public and excursions to discover Asinara and its complex history, rich in contrasts, will make the island – for over a century a place of segregation , quarantine and detention – a unique space dedicated to study and sharing.

The Photo Solstice- web site

Scrive Bill Sherman, direttore del Warburg Institute, che introdurra’ la mostra: “The Photographic Collection of the Warburg Institute goes back to the Florentine student days of Aby Warburg (1866-1929). In 1888 he began to collect photographs of Italian paintings and sculptures to assist his interpretations of Renaissance imagery and thought. By the 1920s he had imagined a grand ‘picture atlas,’ an attempt to map the afterlife of symbols and ideas from antiquity Today, after 130 years of work by curators in Hamburg and – after 1933 – in London, its 400,000 photographs map the emergence and dissolution of artistic subjects and themes across the visual cultures of the world.

These narratives of cultural transmission, transformation and decay – and Warburg’s belief in the power of the camera to serve as a vehicle for travel in time and space – make an appropriate backdrop to the photographs by Marco Delogu in « Asinara ». The island of Asinara off the north coast of Sardinia was for 112 years (1885-1997) a hospital, a prison, and a prisoner-of-war camp; now the island is deserted and its buildings are derelict. The photographs in this work were shot at night in the light of a full moon, and show that echoes of suffering remain, but are muted by the beauty of nature in the island.

ecco il blog di Enrico Franceschini.
http://blogautore.repubblica.it/2018/05/02/lasinara-a-londra-sogno-di-una-notte-di-mezza-estate/

Marco Delogu-Asinara

Ventinove immagini, quasi tutte notturne, frutto del nuovo lavoro del fotografo Marco Delogu, colgono l’isola dell’Asinara nella sua identità più profonda, offrendoci la bellezza di una natura perlopiù selvaggia e incontaminata, in forte contrasto con l’alterità fredda delle strutture sanitarie e carcerarie che, nel corso di oltre un secolo, ne hanno ridisegnato gli orizzonti fino al 1997, anno di fondazione dell’Ente Parco.

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Indirizzo: Via Sant’Andrea, 18. Pistoia • visualizza sulla mappa
Ingresso: a pagamento, comprensivi anche della visita alla collezione permanente
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Vi aspettiamo domani dalle ore 19 in galleria per un brindisi con MOHAMED KEITA. Il fotografo nato in Costa d’Avorio nel 1993, a 14 anni ha dovuto lasciare il suo Paese nel pieno della guerra civile e iniziare, da solo, un lunghissimo viaggio attraverso la Guinea, il Mali, l’Algeria, il Sahara, la Libia e Malta per arrivare in Italia nel 2010, a 17 anni. Grazie alla frequentazione del centro diurno per minori Civico Zero di Roma, ha scoperto una innata vocazione come fotografo e così ha iniziato la carriera artistica. Nel 2017 ha aperto un laboratorio fotografico per bambini di strada in Mali.

Vernissage PhC 2018

Thanks to all for coming! It was a great evening!

We are glad to announce the date for the PhC’s vernissage!

Vernissage: 31th March at 6.30 pm

@Galleria “Il Frantoio”, via Renato Fucini 10, 58011 Capalbio (GR)

Photographers and artists: Dimitri Angelini, Michele Ardu, Jacopo Benassi, Nicola Cariati, Giacomo De Carolis, Marco Delogu, Francesco Diluca, Mohamed Keita, Kivuthi Mbuno, Francesco Minucci, Pietro Pasolini, Paolo Pellegrin, Carlo Rispoli, Luca Scarpa, David Schivo, Armando Tanzini.

For more info about the art gallery visiti the web-site: Ass.Cult. “Il Frantoio”

or the FaceBook page

In the following gallery a little preview.