Alessandra Chemollo "Venezia. Alter mundus"
- Titolo principale: Alessandra Chemollo
- Sottotitolo: Venezia alter mundus
- Data inizio evento: 2023-03-29
- Data fine evento: 2023-08-06
- Data / Occhiello: 3.29 — 8.6.23
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Based on the eponymous volume published by Marsilio Arte, the new exhibition "Venezia. Alter mundus" presents 65 photographs by Alessandra Chemollo, displayed on the first floor of Le Stanze della Fotografia, offering a peculiar vision of the most photographed city in the world, suspended between past and future.
Venice has been the favourite subject of Chemollo's lens for over twenty years, transformed into an alter mundus, visited and narrated over the centuries by famous travellers. Another world, in which it is necessary to move cautiously, avoiding being captured by an image that seems familiar to us only because we secretly hope it will help us sustain the power of this city. Images in a tight narrative sequence, which do not want to be commented on, which do not seek explanations, but connect to other worlds. As Franco Rella observes in the book of the same name, «the images that Alessandra Chemollo has traced and put into a plot, into a story, arise from a genuine attempt to go in search of another world, alter mundus. In order to do this, she has not only followed the profiles of the magnificent buildings, monuments and houses she presents to us; she has not only chased the water in which the columns sink or are reflected, but she has tried to empty Venice of everything that constitutes it today, but that above all masks it. His Venice has no pigeons, no seagulls, no tourists. We cannot consider as such the tiny figures that move – almost an ornamental decoration – in a photograph of the square in front of the Procuratie Nuove».
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