April 05 to May 03, 2011
08:00 pm

PIETRO REVIGLIO. Cinematography of Urban Madness

The Italian Academy at Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue

Pietro Reviglio. Cinematography of Urban Madness
April 6 - May 3 2011, Columbia University, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies

Opening Reception and book signing: Wednesday April 6, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Cinematography of Urban Madness is a project of artistic contamination and synthesis between cinematographic and photographic narrative. Focusing his attention on the image seen as a film still, Italian artist Pietro Reviglio recreates fragments of an imaginary screenplay revolving around the figure of an artist and his studio, a New York interior in which alienation intertwines with folly and tension gives way to violence. The project combines elements of photography, video and writing, to unveil the dark side of the artistic practice, its places, subjects and objects, mixing cinematographic fiction with autobiographical material.
On the occasion of the exhibition's opening reception, there will be a presentation and signing of the artist's book Cinematography of Urban Madness, 53rd title of the disegnodiverso series curated by noted art editor Paola Gribaudo.

RSVP at www.italianacademy.columbia.edu