UNESCO Italy. Photographs - at IIC Washington DC

May 19, 2023 549

May 24 - August 24, 2023. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington DC 20008. RSVP HERE. The Italian Cultural Institute of Washington, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy, invites you to attend “UNESCO Italy. Photographs”, an exhibition dedicated to the Italian sites most recently added to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

The exhibition presents an exclusive preview of the "UNESCO Italy. Photographs" project: photographs aimed at enhancing the incomparable Italian cultural and natural heritage through contemporary artistic languages. The project is the result of the collaboration between the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Direzione Generale per la Diplomazia Pubblica e Culturale – Ufficio III).

The UNESCO collection, as a whole, is comprised of 220 photographic prints depicting the 58 Italian sites included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. All the images have been captured by the most significant authors in the Italian photography scene, from the best-known masters of black and white, to established middle career authors, to young emerging talents. After being exhibited in various international venues since 2006, the collection was acquired by ICCD, the Institute of the Italian Ministry of Culture which maintains the largest public collection of photographs in Italy.

For this premiere, a series of unpublished prints and new photographic commissions have been selected to represent the Italian sites most recently added to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The collection in its entirety can be enjoyed through a video production created for the occasion which bears witness to the richness of representations that the project has been able to generate, offering new avenues to experience our cultural heritage. After the opening in Washington, DC, the exhibition continues its tour in other international venues.

"UNESCO Italy. Photographs" bears witness to the incredible wealth of cultural heritage of a unique country, such as Italy, a country which hosts the largest number of sites included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It is a project in continuous evolution that highlights Italian excellence in its various forms: from those pertaining to its natural and cultural heritage, to those of the artistic talents of those who observe and interpret them, to those of the institutions dedicated to safeguarding and promoting them.

To join us, registration is required.

SOURCE: IIC Washington

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