BACK IN THE SPQR
Photo Exhibition by Eyal
A camera picks out the "unseen scenes" of Rome, the ones that
are difficult to note in the depth of the field, the visual dramas we'd
rather not tell ourselves and not sell to others.
In this third exhibition, Baruch continues his research of Rome's simulacra;
The Amusement Park where what is considered "beautiful", "ancient" and connected to
the SPQR sells well and the rest is swept away to the back; to the back stage, the hidden
rear where it should not be seen and thus will not take part in this sophisticated image market.
The works exposed here mark one of the stops on Baruch's socio-cultural research of Rome,
where the variety determined by the so-called "foreigners",
"stranieri", comes to light.
The Romans, by now, come from different parts and cultures of the world,
all carrying with them a disowned cultural wealth and heritage that often we,
"old locals", would want to reduce to one banal uniformity in which our desire is to homogenise
the "different" into the "equal" SPQR: and if we cannot manage to do that, we'd rather push it behind
the scenes, make it invisible; dump it in the back yard of the SPQR.
Paraphrasing the Beatles, back in the SPQR in space but also in time.
The opening will take place on Thursday the 6th of October, at 18:00
at the "Monserrato Arte 900"; gallery, 14 Via Monserrato ,Rome. The
exhibition will be open from 6-25 of October. For more details +39.066861767