Giocando con l’identità: Artisti contemporanei dell’Oman – Hassan Al Meer & Muzna Al Musafir

Giovanna Pennacchi is pleased to present the exhibition

Giocando con l’identità: Artisti contemporanei dell’Oman.
Hassan Al Meer & Muzna Al Musafir

Manuela De Leonardis, Curator

From 11 to 31 october

Opening, October 11 at 18.30 PM

After participating in the Castelnuovo Fotografia Festival (September 2018) the works of Hassan Al Meer and Muzna Almusafir will be shown in Rome at the Acta International Gallery from October 11th through October 31st.
The civil, cultural and legal habits of a people express themselves as the voice of their “cultural identity.” An identity that must be defended by globalization, prejudices and closures, as well as by self-referencing. The two Omani artists Hassan Al Meer and Muzna Al Musafir, who are presenting their work for the first time in Italy, tell their contemporaneity through paradox, irony and a genuine sense of humor.

The exhibition is organized in partnership with festival Castelnuovo Fotografia and Stal Gallery & Studio, Muscat (Oman).

Galleria
ACTA INTERNATIONAL
Direzione: Giovanna Pennacchi
via Panisperna, 82/83
00184 Roma
tel +39 06.47742005

FUGGENTI FIGURE – Photographs by Arda Asena, Edoardo Cozzani, Dani Lessnau

Giovanna Pennacchi is pleased to present the exhibition

FUGGENTI FIGURE

Photographs by Arda Asena, Edoardo Cozzani, Dani Lessnau

Allen Frame, Curator

From 5 to 28 june

Opening Tuesday, June 5 at 7 PM

Three photographers present new work that depicts figures suspended in a trance-like atmosphere; the highly subjective images seem both mythic and fleeting.

Arda Asena, from Istanbul, constructs unsettling portraits in the studio, posing an elaborately veiled figure in an dramatic but undefined setting. The artist’s own nude self-portrait, also included, is sensual and enigmatic, like a dream figure encountered in a dark, private chamber of the artist’s psyche.  

Edoardo Cozzani, from Rome, depicts ancient statuary and contemporary landscapes, animating them with a deconstructive approach that involves blur, layering, and multiple exposure. Subjects that would seem immobile or fixed become provisional and mysteriously alive.

Dani Lessnau eschews a traditional camera, instead using a pinhole camera to capture black and white images of intimate encounters, like x-rays of desire and the libido. They complicate the notion of the photographer’s muse. The artist is both receptive and in control; the images are both raw and formal.

Fuggenti Figure is the second part of a curatorial effort by Allen Frame, a photographer himself who is spending the year in Rome in a residency at the American Academy. He teaches photography in New York at several schools including the International Centre of Photography. Like his previous show, Illusione Persistene, (April 13-May 5), Fuggenti Figure explores new directions by emerging photographers who attended ICP. Once known for its emphasis on photojournalistic reportage, ICP is now at the forefront of experimental and conceptual directions in fine art photography. The artists’ work in both exhibitions transforms notions of reality into private evocations of myth, dream, sexuality and identity.

Galleria

ACTA INTERNATIONAL

Direzione: Giovanna Pennacchi

via Panisperna, 82/83

00184 Roma

tel +39 06.47742005

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ILLUSIONE PERSISTENTE – Photografs by Gabriele Giugni, Federico Grandicelli, Michela Palermo

Giovanna Pennacchi è lieta di presentare la mostra

ILLUSIONE PERSISTENTE

Fotografie di Gabriele Giugni, Federico Grandicelli, Michela Palermo

a cura di Allen Frame

13 aprile – 5 maggio 2018

inaugurazione 13 aprile, ore 19

Gabriele Giugni’s urban figures on the street at night look like outtakes from a dream, characters in a fugue state caught in the momentary glare of a neon sign or traffic light. Michela Palermo’s intimate grainy figures are glimpsed closeup, suspended in the abstract dark of cinematic situations, raw and remembered. Federico Grandicelli’s silver gelatin photograms have a material immediacy, folded into sculpture like an indexical paradox, or as prints on the wall, tonal sighs of subtle manipulation.

The three Italian photographers all studied, at different times, at the International Center of Photography in NY, a school and museum founded by Magnum photographer Cornell Cape but now as much associated with new directions in art photography as with reportage. The curator, photographer Allen Frame, teaches at ICP but is doing a year-long residency at the American Academy in Rome. His own work was part of a three-person show at ACTA International in 2014. Now in a different role, he is organizing two exhibitions for ACTA; the second one, also with three photographers, opens June 5th.

Galleria

ACTA INTERNATIONAL

Direzione: Giovanna Pennacchi

via Panisperna, 82/83

00184 Roma

tel +39 06.47742005

www.actainternational.it

info@actainternational.it

GIOELE – Photographs by Fabio Moscatelli

Giovanna Pennacchi is delighted to present the exhibition

GIOELE

Photographs by Fabio Moscatelli

Flaminia Colli, Curator

November 24 – December 16, 2017

Opening Friday, November 24 at 6:30 pm

Acta International’s cultural season is opening with a new formula: exhibitions of artists who have already achieved important photographic identities will be presented, and from time to time the curatorship will be entrusted to art school students.

The special aspect of this exhibition program is the involvement of young curators who will be working under the mentorship of journalist / curator Loredana De Pace, who created this formula for Acta International. In this way, these young aspirants will be able to experiment and test themselves, working closely with photographers who have already established their own paths.

The first artist to be presented is Roman photographer, Fabio Moscatelli.

Fabio Moscatelli’s exhibition brings us face-to-face with the fragile and delicate world of Gioele, an autistic boy, who at the time of their first meeting was at the transitional age between childhood and early adolescence.

The project, created from the desire to understand and deepen the theme of autism, does not stop with an analysis of the boy’s specific reality. The images come out of intimacy, the depth of their relationship, and the artist’s and Gioele’s desire to immerse themselves in each other’s lives.

ACTA INTERNATIONAL

Giovanna Pennacchi, Director

Via Panisperna, 82/83

00184 Roma

 Hours : Tuesday to Saturday from 3:30 to 7:30 PM

Tel:  +39 06.4742005

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COME IN CIELO COSI’ IN TERRA – Serena Vittorini

Giovanna Pennacchi is pleased to present the exhibition

Come in cielo, come in terra

Photographs by Serena Vittorini

Diego Mormorio and Fanny Borel, curators

January 25 – February 15 , 2017

Opening Wednesday January 25 at 6,30 pm

Serena Vittorini’s photographs show a reaction to materialism from which society is struggling to free itself.

During her stay in Lodine, a small inland town, whether through personal research, or good fortune, Ms. Vittorini found a way to capture moments that reveal humanity’s ancestral coexistence with Nature. Those fundamental moments in the life of human beings are often ignored, but they show the sole possibility humanity has to reconcile with the environment, and consequently with itself.

Fanny Borel

Galleria

ACTA INTERNATIONAL

Direzione: Giovanna Pennacchi

via Panisperna, 82/83

00184 Roma

tel +39 06.47742005

www.actainternational.it

info@actainternational.it