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Program

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, scheduled events may change

Exhibitions

Workshop

Exhibitions

Workshop

Exhibitions

Tami Aftab

The Dog’s in the Car

Casa di Rigoletto
Everyday in March

Hours: 9:00 – 18:00
Free

Guided visit with the artist: 5 March h 14:00 - in english with interpreter - max 13 people

Fatemeh Behboudi

The War is still Alive

Casa del Pittore
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 19:00

Sarah Blesener

Beckon Us From Home

Casa del Mantegna
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Giovedì: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 18:00

Betty Colombo

La Riparazione

Casa del Mantegna
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Giovedì: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 18:00

Guided visit with the artist: 19 March h 15:00 - in italian - max 24 people

Solmaz Daryani

The Eyes of the Earth

Galleria Disegno
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 19:00

Delphine Diallo

Highness

Galleria Disegno
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 19:00

Esther Mbabazi

This Time We Are Young

Ex Chiesa della Madonna della Vittoria
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 19:00

Myriam Meloni

Insane Security

Spazio Arrivabene 2
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 19:00

Guided visit with the artist: 11 March h 15:00 - in italian - max 11 people

Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Born Free

Casa del Mantegna
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Giovedì: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 18:00

Guided visit with the artist: 6 March h 14:30 - in english with interpreter - max 24 people

Flavia Rossi

Nuovo Patrimonio (2018 – in corso)

Casa del Mantegna
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Giovedì: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 18:00

Guided visit with the artist: 13 March h 15:00 - in italian - max 24 people

Daniella Zalcman

Signs of your Identity

Palazzo Te, Tinelli
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 13:00 / 15:00 – 19:00

Guided visit with the artist: 5 March h 15:00 - in english with interpreter - max 24 people

Lumina Collective

Echoes

Casa del Mantegna
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of March

Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Giovedì: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:30 – 18:00

Workshop

Letizia Battaglia

Naked like Mother Earth

Ex convento S.Lucia
26 and 27 March

Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
(break h 13:00 - 15:00)

Book

A unique encounter on the photographic language through our female body, as we set out to conquer ourselves and the world. The power of photographic expression fusing with the photographed subject. It’s an invitation for all women of any age to discover without vanity the adventures that the camera can enable. There will be a model during the sessions.
Sarà a disposizione una modella.

Details...

Number of participants: max 25 (women only)
Price: 400€
Skills required: knowledge of digital cameras.
Materials required: digital camera and, in case, a laptop. For the participants interested, it's possible to bring along a USB key with five pictures of their own.

Bookings available till 20 March

Betty Colombo

Being a photoreporter - Itinerant workshop on reportage

Alkèmica
20 March

Hours: 10:00 – 17:00
(break h 13:00 - 14:00)

Book

This workshop offers the opportunity to take a closer look at photojournalism and its ways of communication, guided by the expert eye of professional Betty Colombo. The event will take place mainly outdoors, in the streets of Mantua, inside and outside shops, monuments and refreshment spots. We will follow an organised but "open" path, aiming to teach in practice how to shoot a complete series of photos for magazines, either printed or digital.

Details...

Each participant will be supported from phase one, the initial concept: what title and content are you tasked to capture through the photos? There will then be a "commissioning" phase with a specific angle geared to learning approaches, methods, editing, development/post-production up to the final sale.

Number of participants: max 20
Price: 99€
Skills required: knowledge of photography basis
Materials required: Digital camera, a laptop or tablet on which to save photos, comfortable shoes.

Bookings available till 18 March

Simona Ghizzoni

A room of one's own: self-portraiture as storytelling - Self-portraiture workshop

Creative Lab
19 and 20 March

Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
(break h 13:00 - 15:00)

Book

In the words of Virginia Woolf, every artist needs a room of their own.
Self-portraiture, introspection and autobiographical research will be our rooms of choice during an intensive two-day event, offering a combination of lectures on contemporary photography and practical experimentation.

Details...

Simona Ghizzoni will guide participants through an intense photographic journey ending with contemporary artists: from Claude Cahun and Cindy Sherman's existential disguises to Francesca Woodman and Arno Minkinnen's intimate performances, from Cristina Núñez's emotional self-portraits to the rawness of Nan Goldin's lifelong diary.

Number of participants: max 12
Price: 275€
Skills required: being interested in photography, both amatourish and professional. Basic knowledge of digital cameras.
Materials required: personal digital camera, tripod and, eventually, a laptop.

Bookings available till 10 March

Myriam Meloni

Portraiture in documentary photography

Creative Lab
12 and 13 March

Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
(break h 12:00 - 13:00)

Book

The workshop will explore the use of portraiture in documentary photography, providing historical background and subject-specific suggestions. Participants will be guided in the production of images, allowing them to explore the potential and challenges of portraiture and the use of natural light. The educational activities coupled with collective discussion will foster the development of a personal vision that will inform participants' individual research.

Details...

Number of participants: max 15
Price: 300€
Skills required: basic knowledge of photography
Materials required: Digital camera

Bookings available till 28 February

Filippo Venturi

Photojournalism and Documentary Photography today and the theoretical and practical development of a project

Creative Lab
27 March

Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
(break h 13:00 - 14:00)

Book

The workshop will focus on the concept of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography today and the theoretical and practical development of a project. It will deal with the various aspects involved, from researching a story and fact-checking to the relationship with photo editors and the distribution channels.

Details...

We will also analyse the development and outcome of the photographic workshop "My Dear", which the teacher organised during the 2020 lockdown. The project involved 20 women of 9 different nationalities, intending to pursue Goal 5 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda: "to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls".

Number of participants: max 10
Price: 150€
Skills required: being interested in photography, both amatourish and professional
Materials required: the workshop is theoretical, digital cameras are not necessary

Bookings available till 25 March

Daniella Zalcman

Long-term photographic project development

Creative Lab
6 March

Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
(break h 13:00 - 14:00)

Book

This intensive one-day workshop will focus on the mechanics of developing long-term projects with photojournalist Daniella Zalcman. The conversation will focus primarily on the logistics of conceiving, executing, financing and publishing long-term work. The workshop will touch on everything from ethical practices in the field to best strategies for writing, presenting and promoting.

Details...

To make the most of this practical skill-building opportunity, participants should come with a long-term project in progress (or at least a clearly outlined one, if not yet underway). There will be time for discussion on individual projects and challenges, encouraging collective problem-solving.
An interpreter will be present.

Number of participants: max 15
Price: 180€
Skills required: being interested in photography, both amatourish and professional.
Materials required: the workshop is theoretical, digital cameras are not necessary

Bookings available till 28 February

Talks and screenings coming soon!