‘Out of Frame: Rethinking the visual narratives of migrations in Europe,’ curated by ZONA as part of BRIDGES co-production efforts, opens from May 25 to June 26 in Villa Altieri, Rome
The BRIDGES photo exhibition ‘Out of Frame: Rethinking the visual narratives of migrations in Europe’ presents the main narratives on migration in European media and reflects on the role that photography plays in their production. Against the backdrop of mainly negative and depersonalising stories on migration, this exhibition aims to change that perspective by shifting the reference point outside the frame of the dominant narratives on this phenomenon.
‘Out of Frame’ includes works by Miia Autio, Felipe Romero Beltrán, Samuel Gratacap, Alessio Mamo, Alisa Martynova, Aubrey Wade, and the collaborative project ‘Now You See Me Moria.’ Through a diverse range of linguistic and visual approaches, all these photographers examine contemporary migration with a common will to raise awareness about migrants’ living conditions, presenting them as subjects that operate in an often complex and adverse context, which may nonetheless be reversed to become positive and integrating. The exhibition also includes a wall installation that depicts a chronology of main events related to migration and how media portrayed them in different European countries, together with a selection of the most representative news stories on migration in these countries from 2015 to 2022.
The opening will take place on Thursday, May 25, at 17:00h in Villa Altieri (Viale Manzoni 47, Rome), where the exhibition will be on display until Monday 26, June, with the patronage of Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale. This event will be complemented with a roundtable on Friday, May 26, from 10:30h to 13:00h, in which BRIDGES experts from FIERI and ZONA will discuss on the representation of migrants beyond victimisation with journalists, photographers, video makers, scholars, and representatives from NGOs and public administrations. Rome will be the first of three stops that will take the exhibition to Madrid, in the fall of 2023, and Brussels, at the beginning of 2024.
‘Out of Frame: Rethinking the visual narratives of migrations in Europe’ is a photo exhibition curated by Giulia Tornari, founder and director of ZONA, as part of BRIDGES co-production efforts to reflect on and create new, more inclusive narratives on migration hand-in-hand with some of the key actors involved narrative production, such as journalists, photographers, photo editors and visual artists.