EUR 42 | TODAY – Different visions
by Carlo D'Orta
From April 1st to May 27th, 2017
Opening Saturday 1st April, 2017, 6.30 pm
Saturday 1st April, 2017, at 6.30 pm opening of the photo exhibition by
Carlo D'Orta EUR 42 | TODAY - Different Visions, curated by Giuseppe Prode, at
Honos Art Gallery in Rome.
Honos Art gallery shows 24 photos, most of which have never been exhibited before and are created for the occasion by Carlo D'Orta, to narrate a Roman area, the EUR, which is too often minimized and remembered only as a symbol of twentieth-century rationalism.
The architecture and the orthogonal projections of the buildings make up the scenery on which the game of lights and shadows intersect, creating new spaces in which D'Orta is looking for what he calls Vibrations: the reflections of the buildings windows alter the harshness of the architectures, giving us back new visions, new dimensions and new balances.
The gaze of the photographer to EUR is an original and different one; it is a production aiming to stimulate the curiosity of the visitor and dedicated to discover or re-discover what is around us. To go beyond is necessary to avoid lazy eyes, making the effort of reading a visual newspaper that has never been looked at although we have it in front of us every day.
Therefore the research has focused on perspectives and glimpses that have the ability to place side by side, to join and to entwine different architectures especially, when and where it is feasible, the rationalist and the contemporary one.
At first a sense of estrangement prevails, but then, focusing on the photographer gaze and on the story itself, a point of view that is "simply" different arises: the Square Colosseum, as it is called the Palazzo della Civiltà del Lavoro, the Museum of Roman civilization and the EUR's glass buildings depict another EUR, an almost futuristic neighborhood made up of motion, of the forms decomposition and of the misinterpretation of reality into a fantasy world.
It is a study not only on the historical and organic EUR of the rationalist period or the one of the great modern and contemporary architecture built from 1960 onwards, but it is also on the two visions of EUR- the rationalist and contemporary one - strictly read together in their storyline and continuous dialogue.