Inauguration of an exhibition of photographs by Inti Ocón
presented by Angelo Bertani
with the participation of Inti Ocón and Gioconda Belli
Photography and literature, if they are truly an integral part of man, can converge into a common commitment to analyse reality and, where necessary, to signal anomalies. The exhibition dedicated to the photography of Inti Ocón is divided into two areas of his life: the first recounts the student protests and civil unrest against the authoritarian government in Nicaragua, while the second illustrates a number of traditional feast days and many aspects of day-to-day life there; in effect, these are two converging series of images which represent a nation that strives proudly to defend its cultural identity via a difficult and tortuous process of democratization.
The exhibition will be open from 10th March to 14th April:
from Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Sunday a.m. 10:30-12:30 / p.m. 04:00-07:00
The exhibition catalogue, edited for Thesis by Angelo Bertani, will be on sale during the festival at a cost of €10.00, or can be ordered on the festival’s website shop.
Inti Ocón was born in Nicaragua in 1982, and grew up in Managua and the United States. On completing high school, he graduated in Graphic Design at the Polytechnic University of Nicaragua. He is now a freelance photographer specializing in documentaries, travel and newspaper photography, as well as portrait photos. He is a freelance contributor to a number of agencies including France Presse (AFP).
Some of his works have been published in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Le Monde, Libération, El País, La Croix and Internazionale.
Between 1992 and 2005, art critic and historian Angelo Bertani was artistic director of Hic et Nunc, an annual exhibition of contemporary art. Between 2008 and 2015 he also curated a number of exhibitions of the works of sculptor and designer Harry Bertoia; in 2016 he curated Elettrodomesticità. Design e innovazione nel Nord-Est da Zanussi a Electrolux. He has worked for many years with the Centro Iniziative Culturali Pordenone, and since 2006 he is director of visual arts projects organized by the Associazione Culturale Colonos. In 2018, as part of the Dedica festival, he presented the L’immagine del ritorno exhibition of photographs by Atiq Rahimi.
Sunday 10 March, 11:00
Exhibition Hall of the Civic Library
Pordenone - Piazza XX Settembre, 11