The site-specific work “Magma” by Antonio Biasiucci was presented at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Saturday 8 October to mark the XVIII edition of Contemporary Art Day in Italy, promoted by AMACI – Associazione dei Musei d’Arte Contemporanea Italiani (Italian contemporary art museums association); the artist was in attendance and the event was introduced by art historian Gianluca Riccio and Embassy Counsellor, Filippo La Rosa, Head of Office at the Directorate General of Public Diplomacy-III.
The photo exhibition comprises a selection of 44 black and white shots taken from Biasiucci’s work on active volcanoes in Italy between 1987 and 1995 in association with the Vesuvius Observatory. The volcanoes featured include Etna, Vesuvius, Stromboli, Solfatara, Vulcano and Bolle della Malvizza.
“Magma” is a special addition to the gallery devoted to the Farnesina Collection of photography and reportages as it features an extraordinary account of the Italian volcanic landscape, showing the sublime allure of these inaccessible places where the underground forces of nature are displayed in all their expressive power.
Antonio Biasiucci, “Magma” (1987-1995), 44 stampe inkjet, 7,92 x 2,96 m. ©Antonio Biasiucci. Courtesy Magazzino Gallery