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Exposing lives: Carla Cerati’s photographic exploration of Italy - with Giorgia Alù



Exposing lives: Carla Cerati’s photographic exploration of Italy - with Giorgia Alù

Carla Cerati (1926-2016) is generally remembered for her contribution, along with photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin, to the book Morire di classe (1969) on the shocking enquiry into the condition of Italian mental institutions. Her artistic career, however, includes a vast production of photographs of Milan and other parts of Italy, and the publication of numerous (semi)fictional stories. By looking in particular at her photographs of Italian society produced in the 1960s and 1970s, this seminar will explore how, as a female artist, mother and wife, Carla Cerati’s art emanates from the domestic and the private and moves outdoor to interpret the world around her. Cerati’s prolific work exposes the overlooked realms of others in twentieth-century Italy while searching for a narrative form able to record the repetitiveness and struggle of human existence.

Giorgia Alù (Senior Lecturer and Chair of Italian Studies Department at the University of Sydney) completed a PhD in comparative literature at the University of Warwick (UK). Her research interests range from nineteenth-century Italian cultural history to comparative literature and visual studies. She has taught at the University of Warwick and at the University of Reading (UK).


Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

Organised by : Trinity College Dublin

In collaboration with : IIC

Admission : Free

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