Italian Art & Photo Exhibition On The Occasion of the
Italian Language Week In The World, 8th Edition
|Date :||7 to 16 November, 2008|
|Time :||11.00am to 6.00pm|
|Venue :||5th Floor Exhibition Hall, Wisma Kebudayaan SGM, |
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|Organisers :||Soka Gakkai Malaysia, Italian Embassy|
|Enquiry :||03-9075 6876 (Ms. Joanne Foo)|
Since 2001, the “Week of the Italian Language in the World”, under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy, has been the main international event promoting the Italian language worldwide through the network of Embassies, Consulates, Italian Cultural Institutes, University departments of Italian and Italian schools abroad. It has grown ever more successful, with 1500 events in 88 countries for the 2007 edition.
This year, the Embassy of Italy in Malaysia & SGM will showcase an exhibition of 38 etchings by Bruno Starita, one of the most renowned Etching Master in Italy and a very famous representative of the Italian artistic and cultural heritage, along with 9 samples realized by his pupils.
The Malaysian public will enjoy a photo exhibition of the 19th century Italian photographers Fratelli Alinari (Alinari Brothers), who photographed for decades the architecture, artistic heritage, landscapes and towns of Italy. Through the exhibits displayed we will have the opportunity to admire the most famous Italian “piazza” or open public squares such as Piazza Navona in Rome, Piazza del Campo in Siena, Piazza della Signoria in Firenze, just to mention some of them. Information panels will introduce the social and cultural relevance of these Piazzas and its significance the Italian culture and civilization.
In fact since the early days of ancient Rome the “piazza” (or the “forum” as it was named in Latin) has always represented the very heart of all the villages and cities in Italy: not only a marketplace, but also the most important meeting point for people, the main venue for political activity, philosophical controversies, social encounters as well as the preferred setting for musical and theatrical exhibitions. Even nowadays, the ‘piazza’ still maintains its fundamental role as the social, political and economic symbol of the hundreds of cities and 8000 municipalities that make up contemporary Italy.
Source: Soka Gakkai Malaysia