Olnick Spanu is pleased to announce the selection of Paolo Canevari’s Souvenir film at this year’s Artecinema International Film Festival. It will be showcased on Saturday, October 21 beginning 6:50 p.m. at the Augusteo Theatre in Naples, Italy.
Directed by Domenico Palma, the film portrays the conception and creation of ‘Souvenir’, Paolo Canevari’s installation commissioned for the 2015 #OlnickSpanuArtProgram as a celebration of its 10th anniversary.
Born in Rome, Canevari frequently introduces icons of Italian history in his works. Specifically, ‘Souvenir’ pays homage to the she-wolf, the quintessential symbol of the Roman Empire. The work is composed of three sheet-metal silhouettes, taken from three hand-drawn images and printed black.
Through this site-specific work, the artist achieves a connection between Italy and the U.S., placing the Roman she-wolf on the grounds of the striking Hudson Valley.