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Lawrence d'Italia | Ferlinghetti, FLUXUS poetry in Italy



Lawrence d'Italia | Ferlinghetti, FLUXUS poetry in Italy

On the occasion of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 100th birthday, the Italian Cultural Institute is hosting Lawrence d'Italia, an photo exhibition by Walter Pescara, curated by Mauro Aprile Zanetti, featuring San Francisco's first poet laureate, painter, legendary publisher and activist as he performs FLUXUS poetry during his travels in Italy between 2002 and 2005.

The exhibition consists of a photographic body printed with silver salts, plus some pieces imprinted on nautical sails.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
One of the founders of the Beat movement in San Francisco in the mid-1950s, Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born on March 24, 1919, in Yonkers, New York. In 1953 he opened the City Lights Pocket Book Shop, a gathering place for the literary avant-garde and a focal point of the Beat movement. In 1955 his new City Lights Press published his poetry collection Pictures of the Gone World. His collection A Coney Island of the Mind (1958), became the best-selling book by any living American poet in the second half of the 20th century. Ferlinghetti has also released works of prose and drama and has maintained a successful career as a painter.

Walter Pescara
Walter Pescara is a photographer who has produced several reportages for national and international magazi-nes. His work, mainly focused on poetic and artistic languages, has been showcased in Italy and overseas. He teaches photography of the performing arts at the LABA Academy. He lives in Brescia, Italy.

Mauro Aprile Zanetti
Sicilian-born Mauro Aprile Zanetti is a San Francisco-based, multimedia brand strategist, and published author. He is Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s assistant-secretary, advisor to the Manetti Shrem Museum, and Chief Evangelist at Cloud4W.

Opening Reception: March 19, 2019 | 6:30pm | RSVP Required

On view through May 22, 2019 | 9:30am-4:30pm


Date: Da Tuesday, March 19, 2019 a Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 601 Van Ness Ave, #F