From November 30 to January 6, 2019 an exhibition made of looks against all forms of discrimination, with 40 large portraits of which some unpublished, which tell the uniqueness of each individual and respect for life.
It’s’ A head, a face. In the differences between the American photographer Steve McCurry, set up in the Municipal Art Collections of Palazzo d’Accursio, on the occasion of the ‘Biennale della Cooperazione’ promoted by the Alliance of Italian Cooperatives.
Bologna will be, on November 30th and December 1st, the venue for the second stage of a journey begun in Bari and which will continue in Milan and Rome in January, carrying around the five key words of the Cooperative Manifesto: work, innovation, welfare, sustainability and legality.
The photos of Steve McCurry – four times winner of the World Press Photo and author of one of the most iconic images of the twentieth century, the ‘Afghan Girl’ – portray a series of faces in which to recognize themselves beyond borders and barriers.
Photographs that educate the knowledge and the vision without prejudice to the other, to safeguard the heritage of the differences between the cultures in the world. Hence the title of the exhibition that, paraphrasing one of the cardinal values of cooperation, the parity of each in making decisions, proposes it again in the universal terms of fairness: “a head, a vote” becomes “A head, a face”, the thought and the traits that make every person unrepeatable. And that, conjugated to the plural, “generate a community that produces tomorrow”. The photos will be exhibited on anthropomorphic structures in wrought iron, designed by the set designer Peter Bottazzi, positioned as if they were people walking inside the Sala and the Farnese Chapel.
On November 30, McCurry will also receive the ‘International Golden Dove’ award as part of the ‘Golden Doves for Peace’ award, which the International Disarmament Research Institute has recognized to him for “the competence of the professional and the inspiration of the artist in showing human nature through images, with an authenticity and immediacy that are rarely reached by the spoken and written word.
His photographs, taken at the four corners of the planet in the territories devastated by conflict, show an extraordinary ability to capture the soul and tell the stories of the subjects encountered, through a conscious and careful use of the photographic instrument “.
Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 18.30
Closing: every Monday and December 25th
Extraordinary opening: 24 December and 1 January
Admission tickets (for the Steve McCurry exhibition and visit to the Municipal Art Collections): 10 euros in whole; children between 12 and 18 years); free for children up to 12 years.