Friday, February 22, 2013

Bramante's Roma Caput Mundi in New York

Roma Caput Mundi is an exhibit by Sicilian photographer Davide Bramante on Rome as Eternal City and Historic Capital.

Bramante says, "The photos featured in the exhibit combine anywhere from 4 to 9 images, shooting several analog shots on the same frame using common film such as 35 millimeter." Bramante’s vision, motive, and approach coalesce into groundbreaking creativity with this new photographic project.  Each photo consists of a mesmerizing montage, blending images of the ancient and the contemporary city. The result is a poetic and passionate vision of the Italian capital - an archaeological scrapbook of the Eternal City across the millennia, a composite architectural portrait.

Taking photos of Rome and then "enclosing its essence into a mirror of contemporary society" becomes for Bramante a challenge and tribute to the Eternal City and his Motherland. He provides a cutting edge look at the classics, rendered as though a single image, as if it were a pure thought. The result is a fascinating meditation on the ideal concept of the Eternal City. "My photographing represents exactly my way of remembering, thinking, dreaming, hoping, and imagining. Everything overlaps." says Bramante.

"Davide’s photography showcases and celebrates Rome as a historic symbol of cultural, economic, and social value," Miller remarks at his two-level gallery.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 6 to 9 pm
Exhibition Dates: March 5-31, 2013
Hours: Sunday - Friday, 12 noon to 6:00 pm, and by appointment.

Mark Miller Gallery, 92 Orchard Street between Broome and Delancey, New York (212) 253-9479.

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