“Travel Notes” by Wenders on display at Villa Pignatelli


“Travel Notes”. This is the title of the exhibition in Naples, in the elegant rooms of Villa Pignatelli from 21 September until 17 November, which brings together a selection of 20 photographs, taken from the most recent publication of the German filmmaker Wim Wenders, “Places Strange and Quite” published in 2011.

The photos on display, made in Germany, Armenia and Japan are accompanied by brief notes of the artist, who “immortalize” thinking like the pictures. This is because the photograph is, for Wenders, the ideal tool to secure the reality from which man is gradually moving away kidnapped by the virtuality of the contemporary age and use of new digital technologies.[charme-gallery]

For the photo Wenders plays a fundamental role in the description of suspended atmospheres, in the creation of meaningful images of desolate landscapes or urban scenarios where time is at work. His are images that tell the passage of man through his absence, the memory of places in a silent flow of time.

The exhibition, curated by Adriana Rispoli, is sponsored and organized by the Special Superintendence for the Historical, Artistic and Ethno-anthropological Heritage and for the Museum of the City of Naples. It ’made with the support of the Campania Region and the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to Italy, Goethe Institut of Naples, Caronte & Tourist, Sorgenia, MAG JLT, Metropolitana Naples, with the technical collaboration of Willis Italy.