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Urban Solitude, an exhibition of Wim Wenders

Via dei Prefetti 22 , Rome, Italy

Wim Wenders on display with "Urban Solitude", curated by Adriana Rispoli Palazzo Incontro in Rome from 18 April to 6 July 2014.

Wim Wenders (Düsseldorf 1945) is one of the main protagonists of the New German Cinema since the 70's. His prolific film maker is parallel to that of the photographer who focuses mainly on the theme of landscape. Photography plays a fundamental role in the description of suspended atmospheres, in the construction of meaningful images of desolate places or urban settings in which time is at work.

Eight years after his last photographic exhibition in Rome, Urban Solitude offers a broad and varied the look of Wim Wenders on reality. The photograph, strictly analogue, is a tool to fix Wenders, capture and preserve a reality from which man is gradually moving away from the virtuality of the contemporary kidnapped and encouraged the use of new digital technologies.

The exhibition features twenty-five photographs in which the subject of the urban landscape, dear to the artist, is inextricably intertwined with that of memory. Each image gives off a feeling of nostalgia and desolation, but also calm and natural beauty, includes past stories and actions of man "perceived" absence the artist frames. For the first group specifically addressed in the survey on urban settings, where it is clear the influence of the gaze of Edward Hopper on the American reality, it supports a more recent and perhaps more intimate. From the series titled Places, strange and quite well in 2013 these images express a personal view of the changing world.

The works on display are accompanied by texts that haiku is the artist who "immortalize" his thoughts to the same images.

The corpus of photographs in the exhibition reflects the main areas of research Wenders: the direct perception of reality to see and travel. Images that tell the hanging man's passage through its absence, the memory of places in a silent flow of time.

The exhibition, curated by Adriana Rispoli, is promoted by the Lazio Region within the Project ABC Arts Culture and Beauty organized by International Art Encounters and Civita.

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from 18 April to 6 July 2014



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