Towards the Mediterranean. Sections of landscape from Salerno to Reggio Calabria
Palazzo Poli, Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, via Poli 54, Fontana di Trevi, Rome
curated by Emilia Giorgi and Antonio Ottomanelli
An exhibition with over 100 works by some of the leading Italian contemporary photographers who have documented the landscape traversed by the dall’A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria
The photographers involved – Andrea Botto, Gaia Cambiaggi, Marco Introini, Allegra Martin, Maurizio Montagna, Martin Errichiello and Filippo Menichetti, Armando Perna, Filippo Romano, Marcello Ruvidotti, Francesco Stelitano, Giulia Ticozzi – explored three regions – Campania, Basilicata and Calabria – and traced a material and immaterial cultural heritage visible in the exhibition as a “journey within a journey” that begins in Salerno and ends at Reggio Calabria. Diverse realities are narrated through the attention that each photographers brings to the individual paths, visiting infrastructure, observing the landscape, allowing the conflicts and contradictions of the area in question to emerge by listening to the languages of the three regions.
Acting as a counterpoint to this interpretation of the present is a section dedicated to three masters of Italian photography with works from the MAXXI Architettura Photography Collection and in particular the commissioned project Atlante Italiano 03. The shots by Gabriele Basilico and Olivo Barbieri describe the Strait of Messina, still a very topical issue, while those of Mario Cresci focus on the SS 106 Jonica, an important artery linking Reggio Calabria and Taranto, also illustrated by later by the photographer Filippo Romano. The subtitle to the exhibition is inspired by the celebrated research by Gabriele Basilico and Stefano Boeri Sezioni del paesaggio italiano, published in 1997 for an eclectic atlas of the changes to the Italian landscape.
For further information: www.versoilmediterraneo.it
An initiative promoted by ANAS in collaboration with the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica and MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Arts