from October 19, 2018 hours 18:30 to January 5, 2019 hours 19:00


This event is related to the sections: Exhibitions

Photo exhibition by Guy Tillim, curated by Marco Delogu.

"The word istranzu has two possible meanings in Sardinian language. It means guest. but also stranger. The one doesn't exclude the other, it means both at the same time. "

The writer Michela Murgia uses these words to introduce Guy Tillim's work. Recently, the South African photographer has been rewarded with the prestigious Henri Cartier-Bresson-Award: 21 photographs taken through the streets during his two weeks visit in town.

All the pictures will be part of the exhibition "Cagliari", promoted by Fondazione di Sardegna in collaboration with Fondazione Sardegna Film Commission and also, they will constitute a volume, edited by Punctum, enriched by the texts of Marco Delogu, Francesco Abate and Michela Murgia.


Born in Johannesburg in 1962, Guy Tillim has long dedicated himself to projects of visual and historical documentation, aimed at highlighting the racial gap created by apartheid in his country and producing evidences of the social conflict and of the inequalities prevailing on the African continent. Freelancing for numerous international agencies, over the years he has detached himself from the iconography of denouncing photojournalism in order to a choose a more enigmatic point of view, often directed to the street.

As in his most recent works, even in "Cagliari" his photographs focus on simple gestures and movements, behaviors and habitual urban situations: suspended fragments of the streets of the Sardinian capital and its inhabitants who are at the same time windows open to the streets of the world, offered to our gaze as new spaces for reflection. The exhibition project, curated by Marco Delogu and developed by the architect Maurizio Bosa, reinforces the invitation already inherent in the works to live an immersive experience in the streets of Cagliari, a city that the journalist and the writer Francesco Abate associates with Babylon, positive metaphor of the mixture of place and thought: «Casteddu. Everyone walks his way, through streets and squares that have already been of many, perhaps all. "





City map
  • Fondazione di Sardegna

    Via San Salvatore da Horta, 2 - Cagliari

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