Department stores: a synthesis of modernity in photography, architecture, design and fashion The ‘department store’ constitues an appropriate field of research for a twentieth-century archive of images and projects such as the CSAC, in which investigation and narrative methods can be verified. Our research in the archives has revealed documents and images that trace a pathway of fragments, integrated within the exhibition structure that unravels through the Paradigna abbey: these are objects trouvés…
Call for Papers Esposizioni / Exhihitions International conference, CSAC, Abbazia di Valserena, Parma, January 27-28 2017 Organised by Università di Parma (CSAC), Sapienza Università di Roma, Università di Salerno, IUAV.
The origins of the Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione (CSAC) of the University of Parma could be traced back to a series of exhibitions promoted since 1968 by Arturo Carlo Quintavalle, in the context of a reflection on the relationships…
CSAC – Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione Università degli Studi di Parma
in collaborazione con Fotografia Europea
ESPLORAZIONI DELL’ARCHIVIO Fotografie della Via Emilia 7 maggio – 2 ottobre 2016
Abbazia di Valserena
From May 7th to October 2nd in the evocative setting of the Abbey of Valserena, a few kilometers away from the city of Parma, the CSAC -…
On the occasion of the 2016 Spring Edition of Mercanteinfiera, CSAC Archive-Museum offers a unique chance to all the fair’s visitors and exhibitors to discover the exhibition inside the Valserena Abbey, that brings together and conserves original materials of visual communication, artistic research and design in Italy starting from the first decades of the 20th century. An extraordinary legacy of over 12 million individual items: Fine Art (over 1,700 paintings, 300 sculptures, 17,000 drawings), Photography…
CSAC president Francesca Zanella attended the GALA annual meeting “Communication without Borders”, which took place at the Communication University of China, Beijing on 6-7 July, 2015. University of Parma had been invited as a parter of this network to investigate the ways in which international collaboration can transform our activities as scholars, teachers and students: CSAC has been presented as a case study.
The billboard designed by Bruno Munari for Campari is closely related to the opening of the M1 subway line in Milan, in November 1964: it is in fact a poster that considers a mobile, and at the same time fragmented, vision because, as the artist himself affirms, it does not lose “its strenght even if it is partially glimpsed, even if groups of people partially cover it, or if you look at it from…
June 15th began the third and last week of the Specialization Course Archiviare il Novecento, organized by the CSAC Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione dell’Università degli studi di Parma. This course has seen the participation of twenty-nine students in architecture, design and visual arts from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, after an agreement with the University of Parma. The 60 hours course has been designed with three modules focusing on the…
Until October 4th you can visit in Mantova, at the Fruttiere di Palazzo Te, the exhibition GUARDANDO ALL’URSS. Realismo socialista in Italia dal mito al mercato, curated by Vanja Strukelj with Ilaria Bignotti and Francesca Zanella after an idea by Arturo Calzona. Inside the exhibition, which explores the relationships, the exchanges and the “crossfire” between the Italian art after World War II and the Soviet art of socialist realism, reflecting on the elective affinities but…
CSAC has lent 54 photographs for the exhibition ll Bel Paese: dal Risorgimento alla Grande Guerra, dai Macchiaioli ai Futuristi, curated by Claudio Spadoni for MAR Ravenna (February 22, 2015 – June 14, 2015). The photographic section of the exhibition, composed entirely of CSAC photos, includes nineteenth century large format albumin, monuments and urban views of some Italian cities included in the Grand Tour, images of Studio Orlandini in Modena and much more else….
A carte de visite, a particular model of small-size portrait – 6×9 cm – which in the mid nineteenth century established itslef all around the world, absorbed the tradition of the miniature portrait paintings and became a mass image. This one comes from an album acquired in 1979 by the CSAC – after a suggestion by Luigi Ghirri – which contains 185 other portraits of the same type. Inside this album there are portaits of…
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