Wednesday, September 21 from 7pm
We wave goodbye to the summer with Riccardo Fregoso’s new book, Adriatico, (Kerber Verlag, 2022)
If you want to find Italy, in its contentious mash-up of ice creams, caramel-coated crunchies and roasts that do not set out to conquer, but simply to exist, you have to go to the center, to the heart of it, attempting to unearth the secrets of the plural regions. But if you want to find the “Estate Italiana” you have to go further, to reach their Adriatic space, concentrating the lens of your attention, as Riccardo has done with his work-voyage gathered in this volume, on the oxygen but also on our sacred, cursed and ferocious carbon dioxide. Only there will you hear a small radio, and Elvis will sing “Can’t help falling in love” for you – he sang it for me, one day, in Pescara, on an empty beach at dawn – and it will suggest the possibility of a new seduction, one that will bring the desire to remain there, just a little bit longer.
From Estate Italiana by Giulia Cavaliere
Adriatico (Kerber Verlag, 2022)
Hardback, 21 x 15 cm
112 pages, 52 color photographs
€36 – purchase you copy here