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Nature and life, Lisetta Carmi's eye

2021-09-19T20:38:43.310Z

In Termoli the shots in Sardinia between '62 and '76 (ANSA)  TERMOLI - Nature and life, landscape and daily rituals, a world that has apparently disappeared and yet is so rooted in collective memory. The story described by the exhibition that the Museum of Contemporary Art of Termoli dedicates to Lisetta Carmi documents a suggestive and powerful Sardinia with the shots taken by the great photographer during the trips to the island made between 1962 and 197



 TERMOLI - Nature and life, landscape and daily rituals, a world that has apparently disappeared and yet is so rooted in collective memory. The story described by the exhibition that the Museum of Contemporary Art of Termoli dedicates to Lisetta Carmi documents a suggestive and powerful Sardinia with the shots taken by the great photographer during the trips to the island made between 1962 and 1976. '' Cheerful voices in the dark ' ', curated by Luigi Fassi and Giovanni Battista Martini, in collaboration with the artist's Archive, is a reinterpretation of the exhibition produced by the MAN of Nuoro in 2020 (Marsilio Catalog) and in 70 unpublished images and materials illustrates the work of a of the most authoritative Italian voices in the photography of the last century. The exhibition is free for visitors with a Green Pass. ''Thanks to this exhibition we are building a metaphorical bridge between Sardinia and Molise - underlines Caterina Riva, director of the museum -. I am happy that a new public will be able to discover the work of a central figure of the Italian twentieth century, and to embrace a common natural, social and anthropological landscape. characterize the landscape of Southern Italy: shots of the landscape that changes with human intervention, waterways, pastoralism and the mountains are accompanied by portraits of social life, work and celebrations. '' Two rooms host one selection of works from the museum's permanent collection that articulate different interpretations of "landscape",as in the works of the Termoli Prize Collection by Elisa Montessori, Luca Patella, Bianca Santilli, Mario Schifano, Giulio Turcato and Eugenio Carmi, Lisetta's brother.


    Annalisa 'Lisetta' Carmi was born in Genoa in 1924 into a bourgeois family of Jewish origins. At the age of ten he began to study piano. In 1938, when the racial laws were enacted, she was expelled from school and focused on her instrument, which she called 'my only companion'. When World War II broke out, the family moved to Switzerland to escape persecution. Returning to Genoa after the end of the war, Carmi devoted herself to a career as a pianist and performed in concerts in Italy and abroad. In 1960 he closed with music and began to devote himself, as a self-taught, to photography as a means of political commitment and personal inner research. Among his reports, the one on the workers of the port of the city.His engagement in photography continued with numerous trips to Israel between 1958 and 1967, then to Latin America in 1969, to then move to the East, visiting Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal. In 1972 he published the volume I travestiti, which caused a certain scandal in Italy of the time. His engagement with photography ended in the late seventies. On one of her trips to the East she met the spiritual guide Babaji, a meeting that marked a radical turning point in her life and led her in 1979 to found the Bhole Baba ashram in Cisternino, Puglia, where she dedicated herself to the practice and dissemination of teachings of his master. (HANDLE).India and Nepal. In 1972 he published the volume I travestiti, which caused a certain scandal in Italy of the time. His engagement with photography ended in the late seventies. On one of her trips to the East she met the spiritual guide Babaji, a meeting that marked a radical turning point in her life and led her in 1979 to found the Bhole Baba ashram in Cisternino, Puglia, where she dedicated herself to the practice and dissemination of teachings of his master. (HANDLE).India and Nepal. In 1972 he published the volume I travestiti, which caused a certain scandal in Italy of the time. His engagement with photography ended in the late seventies. On one of her trips to the East she met the spiritual guide Babaji, a meeting that marked a radical turning point in her life and led her in 1979 to found the Bhole Baba ashram in Cisternino, Puglia, where she dedicated herself to the practice and dissemination of teachings of his master. (HANDLE).Bhole Baba ashram in Cisternino, Puglia, where he dedicates himself to the practice and dissemination of his master's teachings. (HANDLE).Bhole Baba ashram in Cisternino, Puglia, where he dedicates himself to the practice and dissemination of his master's teachings. (HANDLE).


Source: ansa

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