“Wounded Fragilities” on display at the Guttuso Museum in Villa Cattolica
Nov. 10 to 20, 2023
“Wounded Fragilities” is the title of the exhibition that will be on view from Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, with opening at 5 p.m., at the Guttuso Museum of Villa Cattolica in Bagheria, Body C. The photo exhibition Photographic Journey into Social Hardship is curated by Professor Rita Cedrini, anthropologist.
The photo exhibition, conceived by the Sicilian Stable School of Photography, directed by master Antonio Saporito Renier, and sponsored by the City of Bagheria will remain on display at villa Cattolica from Nov. 10 to 20, 2023 with the following hours:
– Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
– Sunday open. Monday closed.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a rich critical and educational apparatus with texts by anthropologist , Professor Rita Cedrini, curator of the exhibition, Professor Maurizio Carta, professor of Urban Planning at the University of Palermo, and master Antonio Saporito Renier director in charge of the Sicilian School of Photography.
The inauguration will be attended by the mayor of Bagheria, Filippo Maria Tripoli, Councillor for Communication Giusy Chiello, the director in charge of the Sicilian School of Photography, Antonio Saporito Renier, Professor Rita Cedrini and Professor Maurizio Carta.
The exhibition consists of 36 50×70 photographs according to an “immersive” path through the hardship and is accompanied by a rich critical and educational apparatus.
During the exhibition period, there will be numerous cultural and educational initiatives, collateral events open to the public and insiders, directly related to the theme of the exhibition and of which punctual informative description will be provided later.
From the text of curator Rita Cedrini, in the catalog:
[…] Wounded lives draw with the body ideograms that most do not catch in the rhythmic frenzy of the days, because we often go through life without living it fully, perimetered in the world of our interests. Ideograms loaded with plurality of messages and silent externals that no longer have a voice, but should make even more noise in and to the consciences.
The photographs recount, through the power of black and white, the outrage of the of the violated intimacy that is not only physical; the trust that is plundered; the anguish that corrodes certainties; the destitution that mortifies human dignity; the technology that, while connecting the individual with the world, makes the void clench; the siren siren drugs that destroy; the detachment that sever ties; the indifference that offends and denies the person; the dignity that is vilified; the bullying that clips the wings of the joy of living; the prevarication that hand butts, a reminder of a mannequin that will blink in some shop window, recall how many hands continue to call for help, how many hands from the shadows stand out to affirm the fragility of a presence. Shots that tell of how many wounds humanity from every continent, from every ethnicity, from every generational bracket bears the marks. Physical marks and marks in the soul that time does not erase because they are etched with the mark of the most infamous of crimes: man’s violence on man. It so happens that that protective us becomes an invisible self where there is no stick to lean on in the stony path. […] The exhibition wants to pose itself as a pause in our daily pacing, to turn our gaze to those parallel lives that flow alongside ours, lives that flow without the counting of days, that bear imprinted on their faces the wounds of their history. So that, albeit in a click, their human dimension may become a person again, in an act of love that is gift, that pulses with life.
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