SACI MFA in Photography Graduate Alumni, Ana Lía Orézzoli and Hana Sackler, exhibiting in Italy and Germany


Emersioni – Young Photographic Collective

June 23 – July 16, 2017
Opening: June 23 at 6:30pm

Sala degli Archi, Fortezza Nuova, Livorno – ITALY

SACI Alum, Ana Lía Orézzoli (MFA in Photography, 2016) is participating in a group show of young emerging photographers in Livorno, Italy.

maps-mediterraneoOn the 23rd of June, in the beautiful location of the Sala degli Archi in the Fortezza Nuova, Emersioni – Giovane Collettiva Fotografica, will open in Livorno. The exhibition aims to promote a young and contemporary viewpoint about the world, a dialogue between different genres with projects that have been inspired, developed, and directly or indirectly affected by the Mediterranean area.

Artists included are: Arianna Angeloni, Umberto Coa, Duae Editions, Chiara Cunzolo, Ana Lía Orézzoli, Nicolò Panzeri, Giovanni Pietracaprina and Pietro Viti.

The inaugural weekend will also feature the participation of the PHOTO GANG group with their traveling photographic library dedicated to self-productions and independent editions.

The exhibition will continue until July 16th with these open hours:
Thursday and Friday 4-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-1pm / 4-8pm. See the Facebook event here.

Related to this same theme, Ana Lía also recently did an Instagram takeover for Maps Mediterraneo Magazine – an independent online and printed Magazine that aims at researching and showcasing innovative photographic projects about the Mediterranean area. One of her photos is shown here above.



June 24-25, 2017

48 Stunden Neukölln 2017 at Centrum, Berlin

SACI Alum Hana Sackler (MFA in Photography, 2016) will exhibit work at 48 Stunden Neukölln 2017, an art festival held in Berlin from June 23-25 that will take over city streets, galleries, ateliers, backyards, rooftops, and boats. Her video “Game Call” (2017) will be featured in Shades of Today: Picking Up the Pieces Post-Truth at 48 Stunden Neukölln.

The concept of distorted representations and perceptions of reality may date as far back as Plato’s allegory of the cave. However, in light of Brexit and Trump’s election, the manipulation of information seems to have reached new heights (Oxford Dictionaries dubbed ‘post-truth’ as 2016’s word of the year). Amidst the confusion between true facts and fake news, heightened by 24-hour news cycles, social media and a populist rhetoric, artists play a pivotal role in warning and reminding of reality’s different shades and how they can be exploited by those in power. For Shades of Today: Picking up the Pieces Post-Truth, Centrum has invited ten artists to shed light on this issue through a series of sound, scent, text-based, and video installations, and a suite of events.

Hana Sackler (video still)

Hana Sackler (video still)

During this year’s 48 Hours Neukölln festival, Centrum will present a prelude to the exhibition Shades of Today: Picking up the Pieces Post-Truth through a series of video and audio works and a light box installation: In “Game Call” (2017) Hana Sackler combines artificial and recorded everyday sounds with diverse video sequences that shift and gradually intensify in rhythm and quantity of audio and visual stimuli, creating an environment overloaded with contradictory information which emulates our media-saturated way of life.

For further information on 48 Hours Neukölln, please visit or see the Facebook event.

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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