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‘Eyes on Tomorrow’ opens in Addis Ababa and Barcelona
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‘Eyes on Tomorrow’ opens in Addis Ababa and Barcelona

Categories: Visual Arts
Two new stages of the large-scale exhibition showcasing young Italian photography around the world.
© Alba Zari, Family, dalla serie The Y
© Alba Zari, Family, dalla serie The Y

Two new stops for ‘Eyes on Tomorrow – Young Italian Photography in the World’ are opening in the next few days.

Starting from March 9, the Italian Cultural Institute of Barcelona will present Elena Zottola’s exhibition ‘The Creation of the World is an Ordinary Day’. It is a work of photography that was born in Estonia as an artist’s postcard. The images, inspired by an ancient Baltic myth about the origin of the world, enter into dialogue with the sacredness of small everyday objects, evoking that mystery about the nature of time and culture that has fascinated people since time immemorial. The artist herself, the Director of the Grisart school of photography, Albert Gusi, and the photographer Sean Sborlino will speak at the opening. The Director of the IIC, Lucio Izzo, and the Consul General of Italy, Emanuele Manzitti, will open the event, which marks the resumption of the Institute’s attended exhibition activities. The exhibition will be open to the public until 9 May.

On 12 March the three exhibitions hosted in the spaces of the Zoma Museum and organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of Addis Ababa will open in Ethiopia. The exhibitions will explore three themes: Identity, Dreams and the Everyday. The first theme is explored in the works of Domenico Camarda (‘Liquido’), Francesco Levy (‘Azimuth of Celestial Body’) and Alba Zari (‘The Y’); the second is investigated by Alisa Martynova (‘Nowhere Near’), Francesco Merlini (‘Surimi’) and Iacopo Pasqui (‘Summer Tale’), while photographs by Nicola Baldazzi (‘Nel Pozzo’), Francesca Cirilli (‘Feeding Geographies’) and Anna Positano (‘A Steady Diet of Nothing’) reflect on the third.

Zari and Positano, who will spend a period of residency at the Institute, will be present in Addis Ababa for the opening and offer a seminar at the Zoma Museum entitled ‘Identity and The Everyday – Photography as self inquiry and as investigation of reality’. The exhibition will be open until 8 May.

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