Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6pm Opening
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
686 Park Avenue, New York
MATERA IMAGINED/MATERA IMMAGINATA
Organized by the American Academy in Rome and presented in the US by the Italian Cultural Institute, this exhibition highlights how photography has framed modern perceptions of Matera, a southern Italian town noted for its millennia-old cave dwellings.
A palimpsest of history and traditions characteristic of Mediterranean culture, in the twentieth century Matera was transformed, in the collective imagination, from an ancient backwater at the edge of civilization to a cultural bellwether for the future of Europe.
Matera will represent Europe as Capital of Culture in 2019.
Photos by Piergiorgio Branzi, Esther Bubley, Mario Carbone, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mario Cresci, Marjory Collins, Luigi Ghirri, Emmet Gowin, Fosco Maraini, David Seymour, Augusto Viggiano, Carrie Mae Weems, Dan Weiner, Joseph Williams e Yasmin Vobis.
On view until Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Monday through Friday
10am to 5pm