On Thursday, 12 May 2011, at 6 p.m., 35 engravings and 10 photographs by the artist Gianfranco Ferroni (Livorno 1927 – Bergamo 2001) will be presented at GAMeC’s Spazio ParolaImmagine.

The works, which will be on display until 3 July as part of the exhibition ‘Le immagini del silenzio’, have become part of the Permanent Collection of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea / Accademia Carrara in Bergamo thanks to the donation of Arialdo Ceribelli, the artist’s friend and mentor.

Mario Botta, Antonio Gnoli, Giuseppe Iannaccone; Claudia Sartirani – Councillor of Culture, Municipalty of Bergamo; M. Cristina Rodeschini and Marcella Cattaneo – exhibition curators – will participate in the presentation.

GAMeC is paying a tribute to Ferroni, who spent the last years of his life in Bergamo (his studio in Via San Tomaso was just a few meters away from the gallery) enjoying the affection and esteem of friends, artists and young critics, who gained a great deal from his humaneness.

The artist’s concentration on his creative approach reflects an intimate language that draws on reality, reinterpreted through a process involving the rigorous construction of image using photography, drawing, engraving and painting, the underpinnings of profound reflection on the meaning of life.

GAMeC is not the only institution to commemorate Ferroni on the tenth anniversary of his death. The Galleria Ceribelli in Bergamo has also dedicated a tribute to the artist with a monographic exhibition comprising approximately forty self-portraits (photographs, engravings and paintings) and two important publications, ‘Autoritratti’ and ‘In memoriam’.