Schifano and Celluloid: A Focus on Film and Photo

12 October 2021 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mario Schifano’s artistic practice extended well beyond the realm of painting. Indeed, many of his works on canvas are direct reflections and translations of a process that begins with photographs, film, and television. Professors Walter Guadagnini (Accademia di Belle Art di Bologna) and Giulia Simi (Università di Sassari) will discuss Schifano’s multifaceted work with CIMA Fellow Biancalucia Maglione.

Walter Guadagnini is an art critic and Professor of History of Photography at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna, Italy. He has served as Director of the Galleria Civica di Modena, and currently serves as Director of CAMERA – Centro italiano per la fotografia. He is the author of numerous important books on the history of photography (La Fotografia, 4 vols., Skira, 2011-2014; Racconti dalla camera oscura, Skira, 2015) and has curated critically acclaimed exhibitions on Pop art, Andy Warhol, and on contemporary trends in photography, such as True Fictions: fotografia visionaria dagli anni settanta a oggi (Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, 2020).

Giulia Simi received her PhD at the University of Pisa and she is currently a Researcher in Cinema, Photography and Television at the Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy. Her scholarly interests focus on the relationship between film and the visual arts, and particularly on experimental films and autobiographical narrations. She is the author of Corpi in rivolta: Maria Klonaris e Katerina Thomadaki tra cinema espanso e femminismo (ETS, 2020). She has curated the 2018 film survey Soggetti imprevisti: cinema e video di ricerca delle donne in Italia dagli anni ’60 a oggi at the Mostra del Nuovo Cinema di Pesaro, and co-curated the 2020 edition of FAScinA – Forum Annuale delle Studiose di Cinema dell’Audiovisivo. She’s the curator of Patrizia Vicinelli – in transito, a multifaceted project devoted to the Italian avant-garde poet, visual artist, performer (Bologna, Teatro Comunale and other places, Festival Archivio Aperto 2021).

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