Eventi [ 20/02/2014 - "A Traveller’s Dream: Piranesi and Rome" - Istituto Italiano di Cultura Melbourne

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"A Traveller’s Dream: Piranesi and Rome" by multi-award winning Italian photographer Graziano Panfili opens on Tuesday 25 February at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Melbourne from 6:30pm – 9:00pm.

("Aperitivo" - light refreshments - bookings essential: bookings.iicmelbourne@esteri.it)

The exhibition will be officially opened by Italian Ambassador H.E. Mr Pier Francesco Zazo.

The evening will also feature a short concert of Baroque music by Dr Jacqueline Ogeil (harpsichord).

"A Traveller’s Dream: Piranesi and Rome" is the dream of a modern-day traveller, eager to know today the places depicted in Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s etchings from more than two hundred years ago.

Panfili’s images provide a unique, dream-like interpretation of some of the most famous Roman locations and monuments immortalised by Piranesi, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Roman Forum, as well as lesser-known places in and around the Eternal City.

The artist has also reflected on the question “What would Piranesi have etched today?”, and his response is a selection of images from Rome’s modern architectural landscape, including Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI – the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, and Renzo Piano’s Parco della Musica Auditorium.

Italian artist and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) is considered one of Europe’s most famous and respected printmakers.

"A Traveller’s Dream: Piranesi and Rome" is in association with "Rome: Piranesi’s vision", presented by the State Library of Victoria in partnership with the Library of University of Melbourne, and of which the Istituto Italiano di Cultura is a sponsor.

For more information on the exhibition and associated events:

"A Traveller's Dream: Piranesi and Rome"
Showing: 26 February – 30 April 2014
Mon-Thurs: 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm; Fri: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Viewings can also be arranged outside these hours.
Please phone 03 9866 5931 for further information.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura Melbourne
233 Domain Road South Yarra
tel: 03 9866 5931