The Birth of Cinema…and Beyond

3 july - 21 september 2013

rosenfeld porcini presents The Birth of Cinema…and Beyond a themed exhibition presenting mixed-media work by old master and contemporary artists.

The exhibition will explore the way in which an idea of a virtual cinema existed in people’s imaginations before the invention of the medium itself. Old master and contemporary works will be juxtaposed in an attempt to explore how narrative approaches have altered with the change in societies and further reveal in a non-definitive way how cinema has been a creative stimulus for many artists’ practices. This will be the third in the gallery’s series of themed exhibitions and will bring together seven contemporary artists including AÌda Rubio Gonzalez, Gideon Kiefer, Cesare Lucchini, Robert Muntean, Miriam Vlaming, Lanfranco Quadrio and Fatma Bucak alongside ten Old Master painters; Dirck Hendricksz (called “Teodoro D`Errico”), Ferraù Fenzoni, Gregorio de Ferrari, Ubaldo Gandolfi, Antonio Joli, Giovanni Lanfranco, Andrea Micheli (called “Il Vicentino”), Domenica Piola, Johann Heinrich Schönfeld and Francesco Solimena.