A STRATI – Photographs by Simon d’Exéa

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ACTA INTERNATIONAL

Giovanna Pennacchi is pleased to present the exhibition

A STRATI

Photographs by Simon d’Exéa

Diego Mormorio, Curator

April 20  — May 20, 2016

Opening Wednesday, April 20, 2016

At 6.30 pm

The twelve photographs in black and white, measure 40 x 30 cm (16 x 12 inches), were made by layering, hence the exhibition’s title. The photographs are of architecture: simultaneous visions, as can be seen in the 1911 painting by Umberto Boccioni, for whom simultaneity was “an absolute necessity in a work of art. ” Diego Mormorio, the exhibition’s curator, explains that Simon d’Exéa “is on this road – the only poetically viable one – but it’s with his own particular approach. He seems committed to staying on the marvelous sea of simultaneity, keeping an eye open to Renaissance methods.”

The images on display portray monuments and places in Rome and Paris. The photographer was born in 1983 in Paris. The works are layerings of multiple photos of the same place taken from different angles. Among the portraits of monuments by the photographer, the Church of Sant’Agostino in Torre Maura, the Casa delle armi in Moretti, the Church of Santa Maria alla Navicella, the Imperial Forum.

The work of these compositions has a purely aesthetic base, a play on the images of the chosen place that is imprinted on the memory.

The images in this exhibition are all unpublished, and were conceived and created especially for this exhibition.

Simon d’Exéa attended the Masters Program in Photography at the Roman School of Photography (2002-2005) simultaneously working as an assistant in the photographic studio. From 2005 to 2010, he was assistant to the photographer, Claudio Abate, and since 2010, to the artist, Ileana Florescu. He has collaborated with various publications, including the Italiana Arte magazine, the Japanese magazine, Spur, and the French magazine, Elle. Specializing in Contemporary Art photography, he has collaborated with numerous artists, including Piero Pizzi Cannella, Oliviero Rainaldi and Giovanni Albanese, and with museums and galleries, including the MACRO and The Fabio Sargentini Studio.

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ABRUZZO 1935 – AFGHANISTAN 1978 Photographs by Pasquale and Riccardo De Antonis

Giovanna Pennacchi is pleased to present the exhibition:

 ABRUZZO 1935

 AFGHANISTAN 1978

Photographs by Pasquale and Riccardo De Antonis

Diego Mormorio, Curator

Opening on January 27th at 6:30 PM  

ACTA INTERNATIONAL ROME

 January 27 to February 17, 2016

This exhibition was born out of Riccardo’s memories. Upon his return to Italy, he showed the photographs he took during his Afghanistan trip to his father, Pasquale. Upon observing them – Riccardo recalls – Pasquale couldn’t help but notice that in those faces, in those landscapes, in that atmosphere, it seemed he could recognize “something essential” of the Abruzzo that he himself had captured many years earlier in his well-known ethnographic exploration photographs.

Hence the link between Abruzzo and Afghanistan that gives the show its title: ABRUZZO 1935 – AFGHANISTAN 1978 ;countries and times so far apart, yet both with that poetic “something” that universally unites them.

The exhibition consists of circa 26 images: Pasquale’s vintage photographs are in black and white, while Riccardo’s photographs are in color, and nearly all are unpublished.

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Indirect Sights – Photographs by Lisistrata Simone

Indirect Sights

Photographs by Lisistrata Simone

curator Diego Mormorio

Acta International Roma

June 4 – 20, 2015

Opening Thursday June 4 – 7,00 pm

Acta International Gallery is pleased to present Indirect Sights, photographs by Lisistrata Simone.

Shadows and reflections are a mysterious path, one, perhaps, full of pitfalls. Alessandra Lisistrata Simone chose to follow it and, for what we can see, it seems that, while avoiding the dangers, she has been able to grasp the beauty. There seems to be a glade in the forest.

Diego Mormorio

Thanks to you, my gaze becomes a magical eye; I’m able to see myself again in the reflections and shadows and with you I find again the world around me and I relive caught in an instant, I snap and leave an impression, a memory.

Images are part of humanity, we are surrounded by images, symbols of our daily lives. We express ourselves through words, but the language we use returns to us as an image and a vision. Of course each of us carries within his own world view formed by experience, feelings, emotions. It is like the myth of Plato’s cave, where shadows cast by men chained in the cave were projected onto the walls reflecting the life of men and women outside of the cave and what was real for some was not for others, each living his own representation of reality.

Lisistrata Simone

Alessandra Lisistrata Simone, her first name is Alessandra, but she is very attached to her second name Lisistrata, thinking back to the comedy of Aristophane. She was born in Rome on 27th January 1967. She has always been interested in art. Beginning from her studies in Sociology, she sees that her path has been widened by her interest in others, by her desire to understand the world, the cultural changes that take place. In all this her love for photography has lead her to become more aware and sensitive, with the wish to use this medium to touch hearts and lead to action.

 

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Angkor 2015 Photographs by Patrizia Molinari

A n g k o r 2015

Photographs by Patrizia Molinari

curator Manuela De Leonardis

Acta International Roma

22 April 22 – May 22, 2015

 

Opening Wednesday April 22, 6.30 pm

  

The exhibition is a series of photographs taken by Patrizia Molinari in January, 2015.  The author isolates fragments of the bas-reliefs in the corridor of Angkor Wat’s temple. Like an ancient roll or a modern strip, the stories come alive through the sculptural language depicting angels and demons, female and male divinities, warriors, animals, slaves, and rulers. Molinari is able to capture the depth of emotions expressed in this delicate sandstone carvings using only her iPhone to record the experience

Her photographs are “travel notes” in that they are similar to the diaries of travelers in the 20th century , primarily those of the French naturalist, entomologist, and explorer Henri Mouthot.  Each snapshot is a depiction of the artist’s observations. “Torn apart by the poverty of Cambodia, outraged by the destruction carried out by the Khmer Rouge, surrounded by the deafening silence of the West, the beauty of the monuments became for me an even stronger and unequalled emotion,” affirms Patrizia Molinari.

The photographs  are printed on Japanese paper which reveals the same magical atmosphere of a darkroom, the moment in which the image surfaces in the liquid and is subsequently developed fully. At the origin of life, the liquid element is always present in the entire poetic work of Patrizia Molinari.

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Born in Senegallia, in the region of Marche, in 1948, Patrizia Molinari lives and works in Rome. She is an Emeritus Professor in Art History at the Academies of Fine Arts in Frosinone, Naples and Rome. She has always dedicated to research on the White and Monochrome, looking at the interaction of light as subject in and of itself.

In her sculptures, Molinari works with Murano glass, industrial glass, steel, and fiber optically lit stones to create large public works (in Rome, in Crotone and in Senigallia). Now Molinari works primarily in photography investigating the same ideas of light, water and the color White, referencing to nature and human orgins. In 2013 Molinari partecipated in the Arte Fiera of Genoa, the Art Athina International Contemporary in Athens, the Present’Art Festival in Shanghai, and the Photissima Art Fair in Turin. Her works are present in Italian museums and important private collections both in Europe and the United States.

 

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