Presents a Photographic Exhibit
Pasolini’s l’Oriente: Arabian Nights Through the Photographs of Roberto Villa
March 17 – April 26, 2014
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
496 Huron St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gallery hours: Mon – Fri: 10:00am – 1:00pm; 2:30pm – 5:00pm; and by appointment.
Infoline: 416.921.3802 ext. 221
A presentation of the exhibit by Roberto Villa in person will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 – 6:30pm.
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A reception will follow.
- The exhibit features 64 photographs taken by Roberto Villa on the set of Arabian Nights in 1974 documenting the director’s work in the Middle East (Yemen and Iran).
“Villa’s images not only captures some moments of the making of the film but also the faces of the locals, as well as the mystical locations where the poet/director set his version of the Arabic folk tale. ”
Roberto Villa is a photographer, director and a media researcher based in Milan (Italy). A forerunner in the use of media technology and digital photography, he founded his photography, design and advertising agency AudioVisualCommunication in 1957. He has served as the technical director of numerous design magazines, and his work has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and National Geographic. In 1973, Pier Paolo Pasolini invited him on the set of Arabian Nights as the official film photographer. In 2008, Villa donated his vast archive, which includes photographs from The Arabian Nights, to the Cineteca di Bologna.