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Catania capital of photography: 3 exhibitions in 3 sites
18 September 2021 - 30 April 2022
Between 18 September 2021 and 30 April 2022, Catania will host three major contemporary exhibitions organized with the Oelle Foundation in the museums of the Ursino Castle, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Chimneys: from the anthology of unpublished photographs by Gabriele Basilico to the first retrospective in Italy of Michael Christopher Brown, symbol of contemporary photo-reportage, up to “Adoring Agata on the road”, the great living archive project of memory.
“Three top-level exhibitions in highly prestigious sites – said Mayor Salvo Pogliese – will make Catania a beacon of contemporary art in the coming months. This extraordinary initiative is another piece of the much more complex mosaic that testifies to the importance of synergistic work between foundations, associations and institutions. I thank the Oelle foundation because on this occasion too it shows that it cares about our city by helping to make it even more attractive with a cultural operation dedicated to the sacred monsters of photography and a special artistic tribute to our patron Saint Agatha “.
“These exhibitions of international caliber – explained the councilor for Culture Barbara Mirabella – allow us to characterize the city in the sign of contemporaneity and to lead our modern art gallery more and more towards the contemporary art gallery we have in lies, filling a void in a sector which, on the other hand, is in high demand in Catania ”.
“Being ‘widely’ present in some of the most prestigious institutional museums in the city with a heterogeneous exhibition offer of international scope and, at the same time, linked by the fil rouge of the photographic medium – underlined Ornella Laneri, president of the OELLE Mediterraneo Antico Foundation – makes us proud and certain that these cultural proposals will be able to contribute to the extension of a tourist season born under the best auspices, with attention both to the local community and to the internationalization of the territory “.
THE 2021-22 EXHIBITION PROGRAMMING
Gabriele Basilico-Intermediate Territories
The great exhibition of unpublished photographs by Filippo Maggia
OELLE Mediterraneo Antico Foundation, co-organization with the Municipality of Catania
“Castello Ursino” Civic Museum, Catania
from 18 September 2021 to 6 January 2022
Michael Christopher Brown – IReporter
The first Italian exhibition dedicated to one of the most important international photojournalists
edited by Ezio Costanzo
OELLE Mediterraneo Antico Foundation, co-organization with the Metropolitan City of Catania
Gallery of Modern Art – Le Ciminiere, Catania
from 9 October 2021 to 30 April 2022
ADORANDO AGATA ON THE ROAD
from an idea by Ornella Laneri
OELLE Mediterranean Ancient Foundation
from 1 February to 12 March 2022
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