” I have in front of me the elements for an extraordinary image. The fear of missing it increases my emotion, but emotion always plays bad tricks. I look around me and I decide the space where to photograph the man and his mules (…) It will become a magic hundredth of a second. ” Fulvio Roiter, 2006
On the occasion of the cycle The Umbria, in the heart of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute honors the photographer Fulvio Roiter (1926-2016).
Asise, Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, Orvieto … Land of culture and history, strongly marked by the Etruscan civilization and then by the free cities of the Middle Ages, Umbria is an unknown region. It is the spiritual ground that revealed the figure of St. Francis of Assisi and artists such as Perugino (Master of Raphael), Pinturicchio, Luca Signorelli …
The 48 black and white photographs of Fulvio Roiter exhibited today, born of an ambitious, personal journey, are a momentous event in his work. Realized in the 50s, before its 30 years, they come from the book Ombrie. Terre de Saint-François (1955), which led him to win the Nadar Prize in France in 1956.
Fulvio Roiter, famous for his photos of the Serenissima and member of La Gondola, the avant-garde neorealist artistic circle, is a pioneer in Italy in the publishing of photographic books, which he builds with great meticulousness.
Revealing beauty, Roiter’s art sublimates the appearances of everyday life without, however, concealing the real substance of things.
Opening on December 11, 2018 in the presence of Jessica Roiter, daughter of the artist and President of the Fulvio Roiter Foundation, and Paolo Del Frate, Artistic Director of the Foundation
Fulvio Roiter (1926 – 2016): Biographical References
1949: joins the artistic group “Gondola di Venezia” 1956: wins the Nadar Prize for his work Ombrie, Terre de Saint François
1973: guest of honor at the Rencontres d’Arles
1978: Prix des Rencontres d’Arles for his book Essere Venezia
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Cycle: Umbria, in the heart of Italy from 16 November to 16 January 2019
Full Cinema / Gastronomy / Politics / Encounter / Music / Theater program:
Concert – Friday, November 16 – 20h – The Guidi-Bearzatti duet in concert
Gastronomy / Workshops – Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 November – 19h – Umbria on the table with Anna Rita Simoncini
Culture and Gastronomy / Meeting – Thursday November 22nd – 7pm – Local identities of Italian gastronomy: Umbrian cuisine
Theater – Wednesday, November 28 – 20h – Song. Narration in music on St. Francis of Assisi Spectacle in French language. Duration 60 ‘.
Art / Encounter – Tuesday 4th December – 19h – Alberto Burri: from Città di Castello to Paris, Evening hosted by Sally Bonn, lecturer in aesthetics at the University of Picardie Jules Verne
Cinema: Encounter and screening – Thursday 6th December – 7pm – The Candlesticks of Gubbio by Fredo Valla [Italy, 2011, 55 ‘, vostf]
Cinema: Encounter and screening – Friday 7 December – 7pm – Alice Rohrwacher, the new face of Italian cinema
Political Science / Encounter – Monday 10th December – 7pm – Aldo Capitini, the Italian Gandhi, In the presence of Goffredo Fof, Piergiorgio Giacchè, Lise Caillat and Paolo Grossi
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December 12, 2018 to January 16, 2019