Giovanna Pennacchi is pleased to present the exhibition:
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Pasquale’s vintage photographs are in black and white, while Riccardo’s photographs are in color, and nearly all are unpublished.
Direzione: Giovanna Pennacchi
via Panisperna, 82/83
tel +39 06.47742005