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GENESIS Photographs by Sebastião Salgado

genesis_photographs_by_sebastiao_salgado_large.jpgA photographic journey across the five continents to document with fascinating black and white images, the rare beauty of our most important, unique and precious heritage: our planet.

Promoted by Roma Capitale, Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali e Centro Storico - Sovrintendenza Capitolina and the Chamber of Commerce of Rome under the patronage of the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, made by Amazonas Images and produced by Contrasto and Zètema Progetto Cultura, curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado,
Genesis will be premiered in Rome and will be held at the same time in other capitals (London, Rio De Janeiro and Toronto). From these cities it will reach all major cities of the world. Genesis is presented with the support of Vale, Brazil.

Genesis is a long-term photographic project, in line with the main bodies of work carried out previously by Sebastião Salgado; for example, the series of reportages presented in Workers or the series on the theme of the population movements around the world, that appeared in Migrations. This new project is about our planet earth, nature and its beauty, and what remains of it today despite the manifold destruction caused by human activity. Genesis is an attempt to portray the beauty and the majesty of regions that are still in a pristine condition, areas where landscapes and wildlife are still unspoiled, places where human communities continue to live according to their ancient culture and traditions.
Genesis is about seeing and marvelling, about understanding the necessity for the protection of all this; and finally it is about inspiring action for this preservation.

The exhibition is divided into five sections dedicated to the geographical areas Salgado has photographed: the South, The Shrines of Nature, Africa, the Far North, the Amazon and the Pantanal.

Audrey Hepburn in Rome

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Audrey in Roma - Photography exhibit at the Ara Pacis Museum from October 26th to December 4th, 2011

A TRIBUTE TO AUDREY HEPBURN IN SUPPORT OF UNICEF: Unpublished photos, videos and personal fashion items belonging to one of the icons of our time

On the fiftieth anniversary of Breakfast at Tiffany's, and simultaneously with the Rome International Film Festival, eternal city will be honoring Audrey Hepburn for the first time with a tribute-exhibit at the Ara Pacis Museum. This celebration of Audrey in "her" Rome will raise funds for UNICEF's project to fight child malnutrition, in conjunction with the Club Amici di Audrey (Friends of Audrey). Hepburn devoted the last years of her life to serving as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. A portion (25%) of the Ara Pacis Museum entrance fee will be donated to UNICEF Italy's mission in CHAD.

The Audrey in Rome exhibit is being promoted by the City of Rome Department for Cultural Policies and Historic Center - the Cultural Heritage Superintendence, the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund and UNICEF, together with the Club Amici di Audrey at the Italy Fund for UNICEF. Zètema Progetto Cultura is handling the event's organization and museum services. The exhibition contains images, videos and personal objects that recall the three lives the actress lived in Rome: as an actress, mother and UNICEF Ambassador. Spanning twenty-five years, Audrey shared key moments of her career with Rome, from Roman Holiday to War and Peace and The Nun's Story. But more so, she shared with Rome many years of family life in close contact with the city and its residents.

The exhibit is curated by Audrey Hepburn's son, Luca Dotti, together with Ludovica Damiani, Sciascia Gambaccini and Guido Torlonia, with the consultancy of Sava Bisazza Terracini.

A selection of unpublished shots from the archives of Reporters Associati, Photomasi, Istituto Luce and Kobal Collection capture Audrey Hepburn during her everyday life in Rome. Captions, wall panels and graphics will illustrate personal recollections of the relationship between Audrey and Rome.

Considering the tie between Audrey Hepburn's life and style, the images come to life as they are displayed with the fashion items in the photos and which she wore during that era. Featuring creations by Givenchy, Valentino and many others, together with her 'everyday' clothes she wore in her daily life, give us an unprecedented look into the fashion of the times.

The exhibit also displays pictures from UNICEF Archives which document Audrey Hepburn's missions among the children of Bangladesh, Vietnam, Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and Latin America, to whom she devoted those last precious years.

Rome In One Image

roma_in_un_immagine_un_brand_per_la_citta_di_roma_small.jpgThe current exhibit at the Ara Pacis Museum:

Rome in one image. A brand for the city of Rome

17 September - 3 October 2010

On display are seventy of the many projects received by the City of Rome for the national competition to design the new logo for the promotion of cultural and tourist resources of the city: Rome in one image.

Bruno Munari exhibit at the Ara Pacis Museum

One of the major features of the new Ara Pacis Museum was the alternate spaces for other exhibits and events:

The Musem of the Ara Pacis in Rome is hosting an important exhibition dedicated entirely to versatile Milanese artist – a sculptor, illustrator, graphic artist and industrial designer – Bruno Munari.

The exhibition follows on from an in-depth study and a project refined in the years that followed its inception. It includes some of the artist's most notable works, like his shop window displays from the 40s and 50s, the artistic contributions he made to architectural projects between the 50s and 60s, his graphic design projects and work done in collaboration with some of Italy's most significant cultural contributors in the period following WWII such as Einaudi, La Rinascente, Olivetti and Danese.

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