The internationally celebrated photographer, Vincenzo Castella, presents a selection of forty photographic images of the city in the Botanical Garden of Padua. Curated by Salvatore Lacagnina and created with the support of Hermès, the exhibition is open from 11 November to 8 January.
With Padua as his muse, the exhibition is shown through the lens of four themes: the Botanical Garden, paintings preserved in local buildings, architecture, and the University.
Like many historic Italian cities, Padua displays an array of religious and secular architecture, fresco cycles, and museums, which could represent the whole of the world. Castella looks openly at European culture, especially Western art, and its ability to produce meaning during an uncertain and globalized era.
Viewings of the exhibition are included with the cost of admission tickets during the opening hours of the Garden. The Castella exhibition is part of the celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the University of Padua.