2000 - San Francisco, CA

IL CARNEVALE DI VENEZIA:
ITS COSTUMES AND MASKS

San Francisco, CA USA - March-April 2000
Museo Italo Americano San Francisco.

 

 

San Francisco has it's own Carnival celebrations, but of course people there are very curious about what happens in the old world.

So I joined forces with Andrea Busetto of the Novavenezia International to bring a piece of Italian culture to colorful creative San Francisco.

20 pictures printed on special Cibachrome photographic paper, that were taken in Venice during the Carnivals of 1995, 1996 and 1998 representing a variation on the theme "masks". Carefully chosen during a wild night at the light table, didn't know I had shot so many pictures those years.

With my pictures, the wonderful masks of Stefano Gottardo and the classic costumes of the Pietro Longhi Atelier in Venezia, a very lively exhibition was made at the Museo Italo Americano, under the supervision of Valentina Fogher, curator of the Museum.

Californians responded with enthusiasm to the proposal and the exhibition was a success.

 

 

2000 - Stockton, CA

CARNEVALE A VENEZIA: MASKS, COSTUMES AND CARNIVAL MOODS

Stockton, CA USA - November-December 2000
University of the Pacific, Stockton.

 

 

 

The University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA is where some of the exteriors of the "Animal House" movie (remember John Belushi?) were shot.

It's a nice University Campus with a nice New England look, but it's in California, 2 hours from San Francisco.

Again with the with super active Andrea Busetto of the Novavenezia International the carnival is showing its face to the California public.

20 pictures printed on special Cibachrome photographic paper, that were taken in Venice during the Carnivals of 1995, 1996 and 1998 representing a variation on the theme "masks".

More or less the same material shown at the Museo Italiano in San Francisco, but several panels showing old prints related to carnival with a touch of history were added.

Exhibition was held in the main library on campus. Lots of young people. Received also some good reviews, participated to cultural life.
This is all it is about, after all.

 

 

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