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18th Contemporary Art Day

Giornata Del Contemporaneo
Giornata Del Contemporaneo

On the occasion of the 18th edition of the Contemporary Art Day – promoted by AMACI, the Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums, with support from the Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture, and collaboration from the Directorate General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – a special opening of the Farnesina Collection will be held as part of the “Aperti per voi” [Open for you] initiative of the Touring Club Italiano.

During the day, the site-specific work “Magma” by photographer Antonio Biasiucci and recently installed at the photo gallery of the Farnesina Collection, will be presented.

During the event, which will take place at 11 a.m. in the “Aldo Moro” room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the artist and the professor and curator Gianluca Riccio will discuss Biasiucci’s project to document volcanic activity in Italy between 1987 and 1995. In fact, the work is the result of long research carried out with the Vesuvius Observatory to discover the Italian volcanic landscape, including Mount Etna, Vesuvius, Stromboli, Solfatara, Vulcano and Malvizza Bubbles.

A composition of forty-four black and white images that recounts the magmatic landscape, the brown matter and the mysterious atmospheres of volcanoes with original shots. The strong plasticity chiaroscuro effects, the grazing light and the mysterious atmospheres are the distinctive elements of the artist’s style that also emerge in these shots, drawing the observer into a muffled, timeless dimension. The presentation will be followed by a special tour with a focus on the installation on the fifth floor of the Farnesina.

On the same day, other tours of the main rooms of the Farnesina and the thematic galleries of the collection will be available. For further information and to book a tour, please visit the website collezionefarnesina.esteri.it.

 

Antonio Biasiucci, Magma, 1987-1995, 44 inkjet prints. ©Antonio Biasiucci. Courtesy Magazzino Gallery

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