On the occasion of the Alpine Skiing World Cup back in Sestriere and ten years after the Winter Olympics “Torino 2006”, Casa Olimpia livens up again with exhibitions and panel discussions. For four days the former roadman’s house will host events organised by the GIS, the Italian journalists’ ski club. Since about 80 years, the association, and its president, the journalist Francesco Marino, who works for the national public broadcasting company, are committed in promoting mountain values not only associated to sport.
The exhibitions will be opened December 8th at 16h and visitors will have the chance to enjoy it until December 11th .
- “THE ROADS OF SESTRIERE”: Sestriere and its mountains rendered through the images from the historical archive of ANAS (Roads National Independent Company).
The rooms of the former roadman’s house will host an exhibition that renders a unique portrait of a village, which used to work according to its own simple, but very clear ideas on the way forward and how to cut distances. Striving to bring people and places nearer was a human need, that translated into the most advanced forms thank to sport and tourism. Food for thought in the open debate on the importance and the relationship between major works and major events.
- “WHITE SHAPES”: Evocations of snow, water and time.
Photos by Gisella Motta, photo reporter for Bell’Italia, Bell’Europa, Meridiani Montagna, Sci.
(…)” White as central theme. The colour supporting the idea. Gisella Motta portrays the shapes of snow using light. That special agglomerate of water and air, that becomes a real, material experience, as according to the presentation written by Dario Moricone. Behind the shoot, the idea that the human eye can use the mechanical one to portray and shape reality as it desires. In the final monologue of American Beauty, the movie masterpiece by Sam Mendes, Kevin Spacey dying says: “..it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world” (…)