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“Mondo Piccolo” by photographer Paolo Simonazzi on display in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, “Mondo Piccolo” del fotografo Paolo Simonazzi
Amsterdam, “Mondo Piccolo” del fotografo Paolo Simonazzi

The Italian Cultural Institute of Amsterdam, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in the Netherlands, will host the exhibition “Mondo piccolo” (Small World) by photographer Paolo Simonazzi, curated by Andrea Tinterri, to be inaugurated on Tuesday 14 May 2024 and remain open until Friday 14 June.

The exhibition is inspired by the homonymous project launched in 2006 by the Emilian photographer. It is a work that rediscovers the lands dear to the writer Giovannino Guareschi, places of the soul rather than geographical locations. The photographs reconstruct an imagery world that goes beyond – and emancipates itself from – the nostalgic view of a lost time. “Mondo piccolo” is a tribute that revives and renews a narrative, it is a present that manifests itself in all its cultural, vivid and direct extension.

Following the opening of the exhibition, the documentary film “Mondo Piccolo” by director Alessandro Scillitani (a 50-minute film in Italian with English subtitles) will be presented in the spaces of the Italian Cultural Institute. Produced the year following the publication of the photographic book (Umberto Allemandi publisher, 2010), the film is an integral part of the project and provides an in-depth insight into the people and places at the heart of Simonazzi’s work.

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