Following the previous exhibition, Appia Self-Portrait. Il mito dell’Appia nella fotografia d’autore, the spacious interiors of the Casale di Santa Maria Nova now welcome the exhibition of some 70 photographs taken by Alessandro Imbriaco between 2007 and 2011.
The exhibition is a reflection on the illegal occupation of public and private spaces in the city of Rome, including a marshy area on the edge of the Aniene, the former Fiorucci salami factory on Via Prenestina, the Casilino 900, a well-known Romani camp in the southern suburbs and the old streetcar depot at Tuscolana, in Via Lucio Sestio.
The perspective from which the visitor observes the places and people, through the artist’s photographs, is far from being normally chronicled in the news. Imbriaco does not limit himself to capturing an event or a situation with his camera, but introduces himself into people’s lives and relates their stories. His photos portray an intense reality that goes beyond the visible.
Saturday 15 december 2018
Wednesday 01 may 2019
Casale di Santa Maria Nova
Via Appia Antica, 251,
Simona Turco, Ilaria Sgarbozza and Alessandro Imbriaco
Parco Archeologico dell’Appia Antica, in collaboration with Electa