The exhibition, which was originally conceived and curated by Marco Delogu, becomes a digital exhibition in Portuguese: ‘As Praças [In]visiveis‘ is promoted by the Consulate of Italy in Belo Horizonte, in collaboration with Casa Fiat di Cultura and the support of the Italian Cultural Institute of San Paolo.
Squares have long been considered as public spaces of great importance for people and cities: as spaces for living together, socialising, commercial activities and cultural events.
But what becomes of these social places when a global event prevents people from leaving their homes? What happens when the humans are taken away from them? These and other architectural, cultural and urban issues are the focus of this virtual photographic exhibition, scheduled from 13 July to 12 September, on thw website created for the exhibition pracasinvisiveis.com.br
In Italy, in Minas Gerais, or anywhere in the world, the pandemic transformed the noise of large urban centers into an immense silence, thus uncovering different ways of observing these landscapes and discovering the city’s different patterns. The same happened with squares: these symbolic settings of human interaction suddenly emptied out.
The exhibition ‘As Praças [In] visiveis’ proposes a new way of looking at contemporary environments, bringing together text and images of 42 Italian writers and photographers. A dialogue that links culture, aesthetics and historical contexts, to reveal architectural landmarks that are true works of art.
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