Inaugurated The International Center of Photography of the City of Palermo
It was inaugurated The International Center of Photography of the City of Palermo which is directed by Letizia Battaglia. The Center is located in padiglione 18 of the Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa. It was redesigned by architect Antonietta Iolanda Lima who donated the project to the municipal administration. It is an area of about 600 square meters, divided into several exhibition rooms, which will host projects and events as well. In the Center will be located the photographic archive of the city of Palermo. To do this, it’s asked all the photographers of the world who have photographed Palermo and all the Palermo families, the donation of historical and contemporary photographs of life in the city. “With this project of the City Administration – said Culture Councilor Andrea Cusumano – opens for the first time in the city a space dedicated to archiving, research and exhibition of the art of photography concerning the city and all its great talent. ”
“The opening of today – said Mayor Leoluca Orlando – is the launch of an extraordinary cultural project of the municipal administration. A fair tribute to Letizia Battaglia”
The program of the Center is very rich and articulated, including the organization of photographic, personal and collective exhibitions, the protagonists of the national and international landscape, and a series of workshops that make the Center a place of aggregation and meeting for the construction of a contemporary cultural thought. The first exhibitions scheduled at the International Photography Center will be: “Io sono persona” (I am a person), exhibition by Giovanna Calvenzi, Kitti Bolognesi and Marta Posani. “Isaac Julien – The Leopard”, exhibition by Paolo Falcone. “Fotografi per Palermo” (Photographers for Palermo), more than 150 photographs donated to the International Photography Center by Sicilian and national photographers, which are exhibited, for the first time, in the context for which they were conceived.
In December, exhibitions will also be inaugurated: “Women photografh women”, screened by Melissa Harris. “Segreto” (Secret), exhibition edited by Letizia Battaglia.