Photographing Italy: then and now

Feb 13, 2021 389

Art historian Giovanni Aloi will present “Photographing Italy: Identity, History and the Contemporary Landscape” at a series of 6 webinars hosted by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura. From their first appearance in 1839, photographic images have radically changed the way we live and think.  Aloi’s lecture series maps crucial moments in the history of Italian photography and place them in the context of art history.

Aloi teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sotheby’s Institute of Art New York and London, and Tate Galleries. He regularly lectures on modern and contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been translated in Italian, Chinese, French, Russian, Polish, and Spanish. Slated for 6 p.m. on Feb. 18 Aloi’s first lecture will focus on the birth of photography and its conflicted relationship to painting.

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