Nicola Vinci

Ex Ospedale Psichiatrico Giudiziario
30 April – 8 June 2008
“This is a series of fourteen works, made up mainly of diptychs and triptychs. The title, which is a number, is not only part of a numerical sequence but is, above all, a series of motivations linked to its symbolism. The number indicates the age of Jesus and connects a religious and spiritual nature in a relationship between life, death and resurrection. The spine has 33 vertebrae, the Italian language has 33 sounds and there are the same number of canti in the Divine Comedy. As Dante is supported by Virgil in his search for a spiritual path, my subjects are suspended between each other in the search for memory and direction. This is an exploration of places that is a journey through memories, environments that tell of lives, moments and stories. Numbers, objects, drawings, writings, signs on walls are all elements of a dialogue that moves from one photo to another, almost like the pages of a book that glide beneath our hands. It is the essence of man as a silent witness, leaving moments lived in these places that we can listen to, passing through the protagonists to the subjects represented within the images, through the photos attached to the wall. Spaces, places and objects are the only witnesses of our stories, stories that are whispered into the ears of children and handed on to the future". (Nicola Vinci)
This photographic research project on the theme Umano troppo umano (Human, Too Human) together with projects by Bruno Cattani, Benedetta Alfieri, Jarno Zaffelli, Fabio Donato, Elio Mazzacane, Vanni Codeluppi and Patrizio Esposito enhances and completes the exhibitions on offer at Fotografia Europea 2008.
Ex Ospedale Psichiatrico Giudiziario 
via dei Servi - Reggio Emilia
tel. +39 0522 451152 or 456249

Opening 30 April at 18.00
1 May - 4 May 10.00 to 23.00
6 May - 8 June: Mon-Fri 18.00 to 23.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 23.00 
Single ticket for all exhibitions 10 €, except the Steichen exhibition for which tickets can be bought from Palazzo Magnani and the Cloisters of San Domenico. Concessions 7 € (for students, TCI, CTS, AIB members, Reggio Emilia Young Peoples’ Card, over 65s and visitors to the Steichen exhibition at Palazzo Magnani and the Cloisters of San Domenico). Free for visitors under 12, school students, the disabled and their companions, journalists and ICOM members. On 1st May and 2nd June, free for residents of the Borough of Reggio Emilia. 24th May – free tickets for the ‘white night’ event.

Hai paura del buio? © Nicola Vinci

Ricordi di gesso © Nicola Vinci

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