The Italian Ambassador in Zagreb, Pierfrancesco Sacco, and the new director of the Italian Cultural Institute, Gian Luca Borghese, opened the exhibition in Croatia of the virtual photographic exhibition “Piazze [In]visibili / [In]visible Piazzas”, 21 photos of Italian piazzas taken during the lockdown.
The art project, hosted at Galerija Ružić, Sl. Brod in Zagreb, is curated by Marco Delogu and includes images of urban spaces shot during the first lockdown, revealing an unusual and surreal atmosphere. The photographs were taken in Trieste, Bari, Venice, Florence, Turin, Milan, Catania, Ascoli Piceno, Naples and other cities, and depict city squares which would normally have been teeming with people, but which appear totally empty, silent and spectral instead. The photos are accompanied by short original texts by Italian authors associating the squares with personal memories, experiences and literary suggestions. The exhibition, organised in cooperation with the City of Rijeka, the Italian Cultural Institute in Zagreb and the Italian Consulate General in Rijeka, will remain open until 10 September.