STORIES – ANDY ROCCHELLI
Opening September 30th at 6 pm
Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Piazza S. Egidio 1B
The exhibition will be open from September 30th to November 15th; Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 8 pm.
Stories, a title that immediately points at plurality, wants to account the many ways in which Andy Rocchelli pursued the lively underlayer of reality beyond the news, retracing the complex fabric of faces, stories unwritten in the headlines.
The exhibition, set up in the newly renovated areas of fifteen-century clostrum inside Roma in Trastevere’s museum, revisits two main guidelines of Andy Rocchelli’s work between 2009 and 2014, that focused on several most relevant events of that timeframe.
On one side the Mediterranean crisis – from Italy’s immigration issue to the Arab Spring at large and the consequent movement of peoples and ideals. On the other the theme that most occupied his efforts: the consequences of URSS’ disgregation – from civil insurgences in north Caucasus to the ever-renewing identity of Russia itself, conveyed through the portraits of Russian Interiors, to the more recent events of riots in Kiev and Maidan Square, that ultimately led to Ukrania’s political stand-off and its tragic consequences.Continue Reading..