Questo sito usa cookie per fornirti un'esperienza migliore. Proseguendo la navigazione accetti l'utilizzo dei cookie da parte nostra OK

On the occasion of Photo London, opening at Somerset House on 17 May, the Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to present three important photographic exhibitions



On the occasion of Photo London, opening at Somerset House on 17 May, the Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to present three important photographic exhibitions

Mend – Images by Léonie Hampton

Every year since 2002, the Rome Commission - curated by Marco Delogu - invites a photographer to travel to Rome to capture something of the Citta’ Eterna.

For Léonie, the XV Rome Commission is a unique opportunity to explore her anxieties about how the contemporary world can feel dislocated. This includes her fears for the next generations, from the paralysis shown by mankind in the face of environmental destruction to the growing division of wealth that now encourages so many to risk their lives to cross perilous borders. Léonie searched for how she should interpret this vision of a broken world.

In summer 2017, she came to Rome at the end of an incredibly hot season. The city was struggling with acute water shortages and trying to deal with an ever-growing numbers of migrants. For Léonie, the ubiquitous ruins of the classical and monumental were a constant background to the personal stories taking place in the city. 

She explored the peripheries of the city, guided by Stalker, an artist and architect collective renowned for their encyclopaedic knowledge of Rome’s neglected treasures. She sought out Rome’s half-completed buildings and abandoned urban projects, its wastelands returning to wilderness, and the temporary cardboard cities on the banks of the River Tiber, constructed by migrants trapped in legal limbo.
Léonie’s Roman images describe a world on the brink of collapse. However they are teeming with life. The presence of children is recurrent in her new series. Léonie’s dystopian dream-world spins as the children sleep. Their innocence and vitality exist as hope for the future of this world.

Italian Photography: images from the Massimo Prelz Oltramonti Collection

On the Occasion of Photo London the Italian Cultural Institute is especially proud to offer a rare opportunity to see images from the Massimo Prelz Oltramonti Collection, an outstanding private collection of work by the most important modern and contemporary Italian photographers. The exhibition covers the trail of Italian conceptual/artistic photography from the early 1900s to the end of the Century. Very often we identify the vernacular photography of the post-war years, somewhat tied to the Neo-Realist movement, as the main development in Italy. However, alongside this important but quite well-known movement, there is a very rich reality of abstract/conceptual photography – from Mario Gabinio and Antonio Boggeri to Giuseppe Cavalli, Luigi Veronesi, Alfredo Camisa, Mario Giacomelli and Mimmo Jodice – whose work, spanning over 70 years, shows how the Italian photography developed along the same lines of research as we can discover in several other countries in that period.The prints, that Massimo Prelz Oltramonti mostly acquired directly from the artists or their estates, demonstrate how Italian photography played a ground-breaking role in the post-war cultural landscape.

In – Re – Quieta: Images by Michele Ardu

“In Re Quieta” tells the story behind the obvious of the world around this connection, travelling from the dust of the unofficial races in the Sardinian Countryside to the most spectacular horse related traditional events in Italy and to the most glamours and bright racecourses in the whole World, experiencing the journey with the most elegant, faithful, beautiful and unpredictable friend a man can have.


Dubai Citytellers. Screening followed by a conversation between Francesco Jodice and Alfredo Cramerotti
Saturday 19 May, 6pm

The Institute is pleased to host the screening of Francesco Jodice’ Dubai Citytellers, a film trilogy about new forms of urbanisation, followed by a conversation between Francesco Jodice and Alfredo Cramerotti.
The exchange between the artist and the curator is a linear explanation of the phenomena we encounter (in the Western philosophical tradition) but in reality there are areas of our existence that we can only give meaning to by approaching them in a circular way. The snapshot of a system (in this case, a given society) is also the snapshot of the people who compose it, and especially the artist who works on “giving sense” to that system in which he is living.




Data: Mer 16 Mag 2018

Orario: Alle 19:18

Organizzato da : ICI London

Ingresso : Libero


ICI London