21 October 2013
Forty years of photographs taken in forty different countries: Qui, altrove (Here Far Away) is the first major retrospective to be staged in Italy of the work of Pentti Sammallahti, a Finnish photographer who has set out to recount the human condition through his travels, with a richness of vision and language that has always been translated into lightness, irony and lyricism. A contemporary author who at the same time expresses himself through a classicism that is growing more and more rare. On show alongside Sammallahti’s work is Alessandro Imbriaco’s Il giardino (The Garden), a sort of nocturnal fable set in the marshes of the Aniene River about a six-year-old who lives with her mother and father in this island of nature, hidden between the overpasses of the Roman suburbs. Both works have at their center nature seen as a form of pulsating life: many of Sammallahti’s pictures dazzle you with the white of the Scandinavian winter, while in Imbriaco’s photographs the wood and its inhabitants blend into the darkness that protects them from the metropolis.
Pentti Sammallahti. Qui, altrove
Alessandro Imbriaco. Il giardino
Galleria del Cembalo
A cura di Paola Stacchini Cavazza e Mario Peliti
17 ottobre – 8 dicembre 2013