The Museum of Rome in Trastevere will host from the 7 March until the 1 June 2014 an exhibition by the photographer Paola Binante: Generazioni – Pluralità del femminile (Generations – Plurality of the feminine) curated by Silvana Bonfili and Elena Paloscia, promoted by the Roma Capitale department of Culture, Creativity and Artistic Promotions – the City Board of Cultural Heritage, and organized by the Binante Studio.
The exhibition proposes a retrospective interpretation of a family unit, with a matriarchal, with the goal to reveal the most intimate facets of the complex metamorphosis of women through the generations. The special nature of the project, with the use of common objects from the past captured by the photographer, is furthermore bound to the theme of tradition and of ancient crafts represented in the scenes of everyday life in the permanent collection of the museum, creating the opportunity for interesting focuses of an anthropological nature and on historical-geographical contiguities.
There are three main works in this project, that has evolved and developed in time in order to testify the slow process that has begun:
Generations (2005-2006): through images that belonged to her grandmother, mother and aunts, the photographer reconstructs the fragmented identities; Tatina (2011-2013): made up of about 36 photos, a large installation, that pieces together the photographs of an old swaddling cloth for wrapping newborns in, belonging to her sister; Io sono (2013): the visualization of the awareness of oneself in relation to a change that has travelled throughout the generations.
Till 1st June 2014
Museo di Roma Trastevere
Piazza S.Egidio, 1/b
Entry fee €7.50