news | Exhibition FOTOGRAFE!
From 18 June to 2 October 2022, Villa Bardini and Forte di Belvedere in Florence are hosting a major exhibition entitled FOTOGRAFE! Women photographers: Alinari Archives to Contemporary Perspectives, curated by Emanuela Sesti and Walter Guadagnini
From 18 June to 2 October 2022, Villa Bardini and Forte di Belvedere in Florence are hosting a major exhibition entitled FOTOGRAFE! Women photographers: Alinari Archives to Contemporary Perspectives, curated by Emanuela Sesti and Walter Guadagnini.
The exhibition is presented and promoted by the Alinari Foundation for Photography and the Fondazione CR Firenze, in collaboration with the Municipality of Florence. This new and ambitious exhibition – whose protagonists are the women photographers of yesterday and today – brings two evocative venues together in a single, unique itinerary that combines original works by women from the Alinari Archives, with photographic production by their contemporary counterparts. The exhibition is an integral part of Forte di Belvedere's summer programme, curated by Museo Novecento.
The show will feature original prints by Julia Margaret Cameron, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bourke-White, Lucia Moholy, Maria Mulas, Ketty La Rocca, Lisetta Carmi, Diane Arbus, Bettina Rheims, among others, displayed in conversation with works by ten contemporary Italian artists, Eleonora Agostini, Arianna Arcara, Federica Belli, Marina Caneve, Francesca Catastini, Myriam Meloni, Giulia Parlato, Roselena Ramistella, Sofia Uslenghi and Alba Zari, proponents of new generation of photographers – born after 1980 – who have been carving their place in the field in recent years, both, nationally and internationally.
Thanks to Calliope Arts, a not-for-profit organisation based in Florence and London, whose mission is to enhance and safeguard the cultural heritage of women, through its programme 'Restoration Conversations', the exhibition will be enriched by two sections devoted to significant collections from the Alinari Archives: that of the sisters Wanda Wulz (Trieste 1903-1984) and Marion Wulz (Trieste 1905-1990) and that of Edith Arnaldi (Vienna 1884-Rome 1978), chiefly known as a Futurist writer and artist, under the pseudonym Rosa Rosà.
During the exhibition's unveiling, expect dialogues with the exhibition's participating artists, guided tours and workshops for children and families.
The exhibition foresees a collaboration with MUS.E and the Bardini and Peyron Monumental Parks Foundation, as well as a contribution by Unicoop Firenze.
The press release can be downloaded HERE.