After the stops in Minsk, Florence, St. Petersburg, Kiev and Tashkent, and the first opening in China in Chengdu, the exhibition ‘ItaliAE: From the Alinari to the masters of contemporary photography’ is opening on 24 February in Chongqing in the spaces of the Municipal Library.
The exhibition, which is being organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Chongqing, will be open to visitors with free admission until 30 March, 2022. Vice Consul Adriana Lori and representatives of local authorities will take part in the opening ceremony.
The exhibition illustrates the charm and diversity of Italy, its landscapes, its creativity and its people through photography. A century and a half of history is on display in an extensive collection of photographs, creating a gallery of portraits and memories which bears witness to Italy’s rich variety of experiences and the extraordinary vitality of its photography at the same time. An archive of 75 photographers – from the Alinari brothers, Giorgio Roster, Giovanni Crupi and Vittorio Sella to Franco Fontana, Paolo Spigariol, Gabriele Basilico and Antonio Biasiucci, just to name a few – who have each portrayed the Bel Paese in their own way and with the their own special interests in mind.
More information at conschongqing.esteri.it
‘ItaliAE: From the Alinari to the masters of contemporary photography’ is an original project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in collaboration with Fratelli Alinari S.p.A. and Fondazione Alinari Fotografia. The exhibition is curated by Rita Scartoni and Luca Criscenti.