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Breaking News. Contemporary Photography from the Middle East and Africa
January 2011

The exhibition held in the former Ospedale Sant’Agostino, Modena (Italy), from 27 November 2010 to 13 March 2011, presents the third nucleus of acquisitions for the international contemporary photography, art film and video collection of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena. The exhibition features 21 artists from 12 countries, with more than 100 works.

As the title of the exhibition suggests, the idea of Breaking News is to shed light -through the photographs recently selected for the collection- on a part of the world that only makes the news with conflicts and bloody events. And if there is one part of the world that has supplied television networks all over the world with breaking news it is precisely the Middle East, followed and in some cases surpassed by Africa.

Breaking News is presented as a journey from Syria to Iran, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco, through Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, and down to South Africa, following artists whose work testifies rather than recounts, shows rather than interprets, declares rather than pricks the conscience of others.

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Breaking News

Photography from
the Middle East
and Africa

28 November 2010 -
13 March 2011

Ex Ospedale Sant’Agostino
Largo Porta Sant’Agostino 228
Modena, Italy

Organized by:

Fondazione Fotografia
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena

Via Emilia Centro, 283
41100 Modena
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