Peines Partagées of Assaf Shoshan

From 26 to 28 September 2014 the first two rooms of the Grandes Galeries of Villa Medici will host the exhibition Peines Partagées (Shared Punishment) of photographer Assaf Shoshan , who was a fellow at the French Academy in Rome in 2013-2014. The exhibition will present fifteen photographs taken in 2014 that are part of the project he developed during his residency, dedicated to Rebibbia prison inmates and their companions. Two series of prints will be on display: the first was realized from film shot in 16 mm, while a medium format analogical camera was used for the second group of photos. Two architectural models of the separate facilities (one for women, the other for men), are also part of the exhibition: they were conceived by architect Simon de Dreuille (French Academy in Rome 2013-2014 fellow). The opening will take place on Saturday, 27 September at 11.30 am, with  the artists attending. This exhibition is part of the XIII edition of FOTOGRAFIA – International Festival of Rome . For this event, Assaf Shoshan will also participate in the collective exhibition organized by the Festival at the MACRO – Contemporary Art Museum of Rome. Assaf Shoshan was born in 1973 in Jerusalem, where he studied philosophy and attended the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Sharing his time between Paris and Tel Aviv for more than ten years, he has investigated the reality of his native country through the prism of history and autobiography, questioning its strange political and daily life. His recent works are poised between reality and fiction, exploring issues associated to “Waiting Territories”, which mark the path of immigrants and refugees in Israel and Palestine. His residency at Villa Medici has been devoted to explore the conjugal relationships of couples separated by the prison walls of Rebibbia, the largest penitentiary jail in Rome. Free entrance. Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (last admission 6:30 p.m.). The exhibition is part of: Fotografia -festival -internazionale -di -roma _s 345x 230