Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 4pm, the association Cartastraccia, with the contribution of the Lazio Region and in collaboration with the Municipal Library of Cisterna di Latina and Foundation Malaspina, presents Look Book, a bibliographic exhibition and a temporary library, but also a workshop for meetings with curators and scholars, training courses and visits for children. Palazzo Caetani in Cisterna di Latina will be temporarily dedicated to the reading of images and will allow an audience of all ages to think transversally about photography and the medium of the book.
The exhibition is divided into a series of photographic publishing exhibitions for children and adults and intends to open a space for reflection and encounter through various initiatives:
Look Book, edited by Cartastraccia. Look Book presents to the public the new purchases of photographic publishing for children of the Municipal Library of Cisterna di Latina. It is a bibliographic exhibition designed to bring children closer to photographic culture, through a survey of the vast field of national and international children’s publishing. The collection constitutes a new fund of photo-literature that aims to promote the understanding of photography as a language tool from the age of infancy. Conceived as a world of images to bring children together and push boundaries.
Italiana, curated by Alessandro Dandini de Sylva. A collection dedicated to independent photographic publishing in Italy. The exhibition offers a selection of heritage books from the library of the Malaspina Foundation, a research observatory on contemporary photography and a laboratory for education in reading images. Volumes of independent publications, by small publishing houses or self-published, form a cross-section of the photographic publishing landscape in Italy and of the most recent collaborations between national publishers and international artists.
Enter Enter, edited by Chiara Capodici – Leporello, photobooks et al. On the occasion of the exhibition at Palazzo Caetani, the Malaspina Foundation has acquired a new selection of titles from Fw: Books and Roma Publications. The history of these two publishing houses stems from a rich Dutch tradition linked to publishing production. The first is characterized by a specific link with the photographic medium, while in the second the book is considered as an exhibition space. The union of these interests and a long friendship gave birth to a new collaborative project, Enter Enter: a space dedicated to independent publishing and the art of the book.
Scatti d’identità, by Giuseppe Garrera. This is the ordinary practice of sending and having your photographic portrait included in a publication. From his collection of books, Giuseppe Garrera has chosen nine extraordinary, hilarious or moving examples of identity photographs, in which this procedure is subverted, upset or altered. Nine books that conceal a tampering and a rebellion and in which each time an author has enjoyed evading, mocking or making unfathomable the convention and the certainty of his own effigy and self.
Xerografie originali, from the collection of Giuseppe Garrera. Bruno Munari’s original Xerographies are the product of a systematic experimentation carried out with a photocopier. The name indicates that they are not ordinary copies, but originals obtained with a process that allows you to use all the possibilities of the copier intended as a tool to produce images as well as to reproduce. All visitors will be invited to play by photocopying portions of the books on display and to freely set up the new images in a spontaneous exhibition.
At the end of the exhibition period, the books acquired for the exhibition will merge into the assets of the Municipal Library of Cisterna di Latina, in collaboration with the Anacleto Library of Cisterna di Latina, and of the contemporary photography library of the Malaspina Foundation, in collaboration with the Leporello Library from Rome.
Initiatives for adults:
Thursday, October 1 at 5 pm: Training meeting for teachers, operators in the sector, enthusiasts (max. 20 participants, reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Saturday, October 3 at 5 pm: Presentation of the exhibition project with the curators Alessandro Dandini de Sylva and Leyla Vahedi together with Chiara Capodici and Giuseppe Garrera.
Wednesday, October 21 at 5 pm: Training meeting for teachers, operators in the sector, enthusiasts (max. 20 participants, reservations: email@example.com).
Friday, October 23 at 7 pm: Meeting with Giulia Franchi and Giuseppe Garrera, moderated by Alessandro Dandini de Sylva.
Initiatives for children:
Saturday, October 3 from 4 – 7 pm: Game visit for families and children of all ages.
Monday, October 12 at 11 am: Readings and information meeting on books for very young children dedicated to expectant parents and new parents.
Monday, October 12 at 5 pm: Read aloud divided for children aged 18 months to 6 years.
Wednesday October 28 at 5pm: Workshop by Daniela Bassi for children aged 5 to 11 (max. 20 participants, reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Exhibition and temporary library of photographic publishing for all ages
Curated by Alessandro Dandini de Sylva and Cartastraccia Caetani
Palazzo Caetani, Cisterna di Latina
Inauguration: Saturday October 3, 2020, 4 – 8 pm
Open from October 3 to 30, 2020
Monday – Friday: 4 – 7:30 pm
Saturday: 10 – 12 am, 5 – 8 pm
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Cisterna di Latina Municipal Library
To book the meetings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 06 96834330 from Monday to Friday from 2pm to 6pm