Opening Reception: Massimiliano Gatti Exhibition

Sponsored by Columbia University's Italian Academy

The Day Memory Dissolved: an artistic perspective on endangered archaeological sites in the Middle East

Tuesday, October 18

6:00 pm

The Italian Academy

1161 Amsterdam Ave.

New York, NY 10027

Massimiliano Gatti presents a stunning record of work: recent images from Syria (Palmyra, Apamea, Resafa) and Iraq (Khorsabad, and the Jerwan site, both near Mosul). The exhibition - which includes photographs of structures before their deliberate destruction; sites looted for profit; and fragile ruins that remain intact - is not a work of journalism, but rather a poetic investigation of objects and structures as metaphor.     

This exhibition is part of "Protecting our Heritage," a focal topic for the Washington cluster of EUNIC (the European Union National Institutes of Culture). Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Italy, Washington DC; AIFIC (American Initiative for Italian Culture); Melchionna, PLLC. 

Free and open to the public. The exhibition continues weekdays 9:30 am to 4:30 pm until November 16. For more information on this event and to RSVP, please click here.