Gaia Squarci’s pictures of Stromboli, one of the Eolian Islands between Italy’s mainland and Sicily, were made in 2016 and 2017. There are no cars or lights on the streets, the population drops to 400 people in the winter, and the volcano smokes and erupts constantly. Meanwhile, locals fish and make their lives amid seasonal influxes of visiting scientists, students, and tourists.
As Gaia explains, Stromboli is a conic island emerging from the Tyrrhenian waters. Its surface is mostly occupied by a volcano in constant activity. Not a lot of space is left for human life around the mountain. Only two small villages crawl on its slopes, exposed to the winds, and the seasons’ caprice...
Opening Reception and talk led by exhibition curator Anna Van Lenten: Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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The Half King, Manhattan
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January 23, 2018 to March 21, 2018