Stories of the sea – Arturo Delle Donne @Galata del Mare – Genova


Galata Museo Del Mare (GENOVA)

Thursday 15 November at 6.30 pm, the Hernandez Art Gallery presents, under the patronage of the Municipality of Genoa and the Mu.MA – Sea Museums and Migrations Institution and with the collaboration of the A.P.S. T0 Studio, to the Galata Museum of the Sea the show “Tales of the sea” of the photographer Arturo Delle Donne ; by Cristina Casero and by Andrea Tinterri . A path that looks at the sea as a narrative space: Racconti di mare; My small – scale world and The same sea – Different Point of View . The three projects mark a passage that deliberately confuses the observer: the work Racconti di mare re-read pages of maritime novels ( The old and the sea , Moby Dick , The revolt of the Ellinore , The Treasure Island ) with small scenes that the same Delle Donne builds and then take pictures . Literary episodes of mythical characters at the mercy of gigantic fish and violent waves, small-scale initiatory journeys to trigger a game of photographic illusions.My small – scale world is the intermediate passage, from the fictitious to the real, from the story to the story. Landscapes, ships and always sea, but in an optical deformation that simulates the small scale. Everything seems in miniature, but it is only an illusion of the medium, that indispensable passage to the contingency of everyday life.

The diptych The same sea – Different Point of View: contemporary migrations, the ship Diciotti , the thermal blankets that fill the space, the journeyand once again the sea as a platform through which to tell.

An exhibition that highlights that thin border between real and fantasy, between literary narrative and contemporary chronicle, in a unified path where the plans are intertwined and confuse.


Professional photographer, biology graduate and research doctor in ecology , he begins his professional activity with reportage publishing several services in specialized magazines like Gente Viaggi, Mondo Sommerso and Aqva , some of his photos have been published by Whitestar / National Geographic . He specialized, then in the Food Photography and in June 2008 won the first prize of creative quality in professional photography in the food category, whose prestigious jury judged him: “ an author of a uncommon versatility “. Since 2005, in collaboration with the Solares Foundation of the Arts of Parma , he has started a photographic project “CloserPortraits” with more than 80 portraits of personalities from the world of entertainment and culture including Wim Wenders , Mario Monicelli , Ernest Borgnine , Bernardo Bertolucci , Daniel Pennac , Michelangelo Pistoletto , Hanna Schygulla , Edoardo Galeano , Gerard Depardieu , Emir Kusturica , James Ivory , Peter Greenaway and many others. In 2009 he took part in an expedition, embarking from Southampton on the RRS Discovery vessel for a report on climate research with the Environmental Ocean Team .

In October 2008 he presented his personal “Tribes” at the Lightly Out of Focus Gallery ; of Salerno, the work is part of a larger and more ambitious project to be considered the incipit of a trilogy “The Last Breath on Earth “. “Memes” presented in Genoa at the VisionQuesT gallery is part of the second strand and the cycle closes with “De Rerum Naturae”. In October 2011 he was one of the four photographers of the VisionQuesT gallery invited to participate in Chic Art Fair in Paris (FIAC affiliate). He edited the iconographic part of the book “ Gusto Italiano ” of ALMA – International School of Italian Cuisine, Plan editions, released in March 2012.
In June 2013 he exhibited part “The trilogy” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Veliky Novgorod (Russia) and in 2014 at the Hernandez Art Gallery in Milan he exhibits the complete trilogy. Since 2016 he has collaborated for the shooting of the documentary “ Pope Francis – A MAN OF HIS WORD “, directed by Wim Wenders . Thanks to this collaboration in October 2017 he filmed the rescue operations of migrants aboard the Coast Guard Nave CP941 ; Eighteen . He is a teacher of food photography at the Milan School of Italian Cuisine.


Duration of the exhibition : from November 15th to December 16th 2018
Opening hours from November to February : Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 6.00pm (last admission 5.00pm) Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10.00am – 7.30pm (last admission 6.00pm) ). Monday closed for individuals but open by reservation for schools and groups.
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The exhibition is included in the admission ticket to the Museum during the opening hours of the Galata Museo del Mare.

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