Fulvio Roiter. Photographs 1948-2007. On display at the Casa dei Tre Oci the artistic career of the Venetian photographer.
200 photographs, mostly vintage, at the Casa dei Tre Oci, tell the story of Fulvio Roiter, in the first retrospective exhibition almost two years after his death, April 18th 2016. He was a photographer and a tireless traveller who made photography his life mission.
Curated by Denis Curtis and with the contribution of his wife Lou Embo, the exhibition retraces the entire photographic career of the artist whose name is profoundly interconnected to the city of Venice.
It starts from the beginning, with the first approaches of Fulvio Roiter to photography at the height of the neorealist season, through the unedited imaginary that represent Venice and the lagoon, but also his trips to New Orleans, Belgium, Portugal, Andalusia and Brazil. The result is the creation of 9 sections, each one of them as an expression of a specific period of Roiter’s life and style: The harmony of the story; Between amazement and wonder: Italy in colour; Venice in black and white: a self-portrait; The other Venice; Infinite beauty; Beyond reality; Beyond boundaries; Homage to nature; Man without desires.
Always showing an attentive and meticulous personality he was honoured with some important awards: the international Nadar photographic award in 1956, with his book Umbria; Land of St. Francis and the Grand Prix at Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles, in 1978, with Essere Venezia, printed in four languages and a bestseller for photographic publishing.
To enrich the exhibition there are video projections, enlargements and books that represent the vastness of critical contributions of the many authors who have written about his work, including Andrea Zanzotto, Italo Zannier, Alberto Moravia, Ignazio Roiter, Fulvio Merlak, Gian Antonio Stella, Roberto Mutti, Giorgio Tani, Enzo Biagi and his wife Lou Embo, that he met during a trip to Belgium.
A bilingual catalogue by Marsilio Editori accompanies the exhibition.