From 18 May to 17 June 2022, Singapore residents have the opportunity to do a photographic journey in Italy through the images of Alinari Foundation, the oldest photographic agency in the world. A composite anthology of shots – over 160 images taken from historical and contemporary archives – retraces a century and a half of history, recreating an ideal gallery of portraits and memories, witnessing the extraordinary vitality of Italian photography. From the Alinari brothers, pioneers and protagonists of an approach to art and communication through images that accompanied the construction of the national identity, to the great masters of twentieth-century Italian photography and contemporary photography. Through the works of over 75 authors, an original visual narrative of our country is built: a story that is at the same time a small compendium of the history of photography, its techniques and its aims and aesthetic assumptions.
‘ItaliAE’ presents itself as a never-seen-before exhibition project, capable of bringing together, in a sometimes surprising way, the photography of yesterday and today, and techniques very distant in time, from calotype to I-photography, from autochrome of the early twentieth century to very modern Virtual Photography.
The exhibition is divided into three sections – Landscapes, Works and Faces -, each providing an ideal historical, artistic and documentary journey through the modes and genres of photography: a structure that is both simple – of great impact and immediate communicative power – and complex, able as it is to illuminate scenarios that are very different in origin and tone.
Visual Arts Centre (18 May – 15 June 2022, 3-9 pm, 10 Penang Road #01-02, Dhoby Ghaut Green, S238469)
National Library (20 May – 17 June 2022, 12-7pm, Level 9 Promenade, 100 Victoria Street S188064).
Entrance will be free.
When: 18 May - 17 Jun 2022,