From April 20th to June 17th, on the occasion of the 2018 European Photography’s edition, Fiere Reggio Emilia will host two exhibitions of the OFF circuit.
It is possible to visit the exhibitions during the opening hours of the exhibition center, with the exception of Monday 30 April (for extraordinary closing).
Exhibition “CABIRIA il fato, l’acqua, la storia” by Massimo Berretta
The photos of Massimo Berretta are inspired by the cinematographic work Cabiria by Giovanni Pastrone (1914), and put into place through the development of a photographic process that goes from shooting in the studio, with the model Roberta Giulieni, to a subsequent elaboration in post- production. Specifically, the technique used is that of a montage of the shots obtained in the studio with other photographs of the author, through overlays (in some cases up to 20). At the same time, a careful study of color was made to recreate a series of chromatic agreements that reproduced those of the wear and tear of time to restore a contemporary perception.
Massimo Berretta lives and works in Rome.
He began very young to devote himself to expressive forms of photography and graphic arts, especially to architecture, industrial photography and technical documentation of cultural heritage.
He collaborates with various Italian and Japanese artists for the documentation of their works, and is a photographer for the Dancing Satyr of Mazara del Vallo during the Expo of Aichi in Japan in 2005. He has collaborated actively with the Central Institute for the Demoetnoanthropology of Rome. He has made numerous exhibitions and participated in the creation of publications and books.
The exhibition is curated by: Claudio Romanelli and is promoted by the Cultural Association Controchiave
Exhibition “Intrecci: vita nella favela” by Matteo Donelli
Over twenty works that tell the social system in the favela of Rocinha (Rio de Janeiro) in the period of the so-called “pacification”.
Not only violence and drug trafficking will be on show, but also scenes of everyday life, a mirror of an articulated society that “for good or bad always welcomes you”
The plots described are not only the inextricable cables that darken the sky but also the looks of the people who cross the street that tell joy and fear.