Italian Cultural Institute

MARCH 29TH – APRIL 30TH 2022

OPENING: March 28th at 5.30 pm

Eyes on Tomorrow

Young Italian Photography in the World

Horizons

Looking far away, at the limits of what is visible, is a spontaneous act, and yet we often have a hard time leaving our comfort zone in order to decode the reality that surrounds us.
Giulia Agostini, Lorenza Demata and Francesca Pili invite us to discover new horizons in daily life by reinterpreting urban, natural and human landscapes through alienating alterations, dreamlike contrasts and poetic combinations.

Giulia Agostini

UNTITLED

Giulia Agostini "Untitled"

“With uninhibited creativity, Agostini produces compelling scenes of remarkable simplicity. Her world is charged with suggestive intimate scenes of friends and telling arrangements of the paranormal. Agostini’s style runs the gamut: from soft-focus dreamy look to hard edge landscape and architecture, from miniature to monumental, from posed to the candor of street photography, to a reflection on the social constructs of relationships. It makes you thirsty for more.” (Bruce Checefsky)

Lorenza Demata

HOW DID WE END UP HERE?

Lorenza Demata "How Did We End Up Here"

This series aims to investigate imagination as a process that takes place from the contemplation of essential natural elements. By creating dreamscapes, the images want us to reflect on the importance of the imaginative processes that often end up in meditative mind spaces: while navigating through thoughts and imaginary spaces, we could find ourselves into unexpected surreal places.

Francesca Pili

#ABRUXAUS

Francesca Pili, "#Abruxaus" 2020

#Abruxaus, referencing the annual report on the summer fires in Sardinia, it’s an ironic denunciation on Instagram. The title, a curse in Sardinian language, means : ‘You can burn alive’, and is directed towards arsonists. The arse cases are just one of the many problems affecting the Island. Commonly, Sardinia is only considered for its beautiful beaches, only deemed as the destination to spend the best holidays in. However the burned vegetation, although less appealing to tourists than the crystal clear sea is undeniable part of the typical Sardinian summer landscape. This project, in a time in which we all pay the consequences of climate change, wants to detect the real effects that a policy of indifference has on the environment. Concentrating the entire economic resources of a place just on tourism is an irresponsible ploy not only to shade the long-standing discomforts of said place, but also not to develop its real socio-economic potential.


Eyes on Tomorrow

Giovane Fotografia Italiana nel Mondo

MARCH 29TH – APRIL 30TH 2022

OPENING: March 28th at 5.30 pm
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