Photography once again takes centre stage at Fondazione Stelline with Giulio Di Sturco's Ganga Ma, curated by Eimear Martin, opening the 2020 exhibition season.
Ganga Ma is the culmination of a ten-year research project chronicling the devastating effects of pollution, industrialisation and climate change on the Ganges river. The project follows the river for over 2,500 miles, from its source in the Gangotri glacier in the Himalayas to its delta in the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh. The result is a philosophical reflection through images, offering a glimpse into a not-too-distant future and alluding to the prospect of a toxic, post-apocalyptic world.
The exhibition features a selection of photo works and 2 wallpapers ranging from the detachment of documentary photography to an almost painterly response to the ecological and atmospheric conditions of the Ganges. Adopting a poetic yet measured style, and employing what may be described as an “aesthetics of pollution", the photographer casts his lens over the ecological disaster afflicting the Ganges, India's most sacred and revered river.
Giulio Di Sturco's work draws us in, with the initial impact of the seductive, poetic image – presenting the majesty of nature from the perspective of the river and its banks – giving way to reveal its toxicity, a devastating consequence of industrialisation, climate change and urbanisation.
GANGA MA. Giulio Di Sturco
6 February - 22 March 2020
from Tuesday to Sunday
h. 10 am-8 pm (closed on Monday)
admission fee: € 8 full; € 6 reduced
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1, 7, 14 e 22 March 2020, h. 16.30
for children from 5 to 10 years old
free activity, exhibition ticket price to be paid separately
family ticket: € 10.00 (adult + child from 6 to 18 years)