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Il Circolino 

Il Circolino, area talk, bar, bistrot, lounge, mostre

Il Circolino is the place of conviviality and creative hospitality of Flashback Habitat.

It includes our Bar-Bistrot, the Talk Area , the Lounge and the outdoor area with

dehors and the panoramic terrace overlooking the city.

It is located on the ground floor of Pavilion C, the oldest historic building in the complex dating back to the late 19th century.

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Currently at Il Circolino:

Turi Rapisarda. Photographies, 1989-1998

The exhibition collects part of Turi Rapisarda's photographic research through works printed with silver salts, created by the artist between the eighties and nineties, where concepts, emotions and technique flow into a melancholic lyricism.

The works of Rapisarda, an unconventional artist, manage to convey apparently distant emotions and feelings, creating that important union between art and life that is fundamental for works of art. A lyrical and poignant component is accompanied by a strong social criticism underlined by the depth created by the contrast between black and white. The artist uses the portrait as a composite tool, his are not simple photographs but multifaceted stories about the complex drama of the world.

Rapisarda, capable of transforming life into work, reality into history, everyday life into eternity. The exhibition highlights the artist's ability to always maintain a careful analysis aimed at humanity, which often appears fragile and vulnerable.

Alessandro Bulgini. Opera Viva, Bastian-Contrario, 2023

Bastian Contrary is an idiomatic expression in the Italian language which indicates someone who takes opinions and attitudes contrary to those of the majority.

Bulgini has always worked on the idea of laterality, of the oblique gaze, from the first pictorial cycles le dejeuner sur l'herbe of 1993, hairetikos of 2001 (where the heretic is the one who chooses), to performances such as the nave of fools (2005 ), when sailing against the current on the Tiber, from the installations, think of the capsizing of the boat at the Leopolda station in 2010 or the capsizing of the Bar Luigi sign in 2012, to the latest Bastian-Contrario series. The content is repeated in different forms, but with the same idea of investigation. In overturning a distance is created between the user and the object, it is like a filter, a patina, perception is no longer lazy as usually in the reality we know, our perceptive modality changes, the same thing becomes unknown and for this reason captures our attention. Duchamp brings the object to a new function, the overturning in this case does not lead to anything known, the coordinates are lost, nothing is recognizable anymore, we are forced to navigate in a new world, a new oblivion, another level of perception where the unconscious is activated – says Bulgini

The work of art is revolution, change is always revolution.

Chris Suspect. Path to insurrection, 2020-2024

Chris Suspect is an award-winning photographer known for his exceptional ability to capture the profound and sometimes absurd reality of everyday life. On the 6th of January, in 2021, during the Capitol Hill attack in the U.S., Suspect was there, at the right time, in the right place. He wanted to tell that story. Suspect risked his life to document the anger and exuberance of Donald Trump’s supporters.
The Capitol Hill photographs are part of the exhibition "INSURRECTIONS: photos of a protest" set up on the second floor of pav.B. Inside the exhibition the rooms follows a chronological path, like the chapters of a saga: Election Night, 4 Years of Protest, Biden Wins, January 6 and Epilogue (Biden inauguration). Chris Suspect described the atmosphere on that day as hectic, due to tear gas in the air and concerns about being identified as media, which would make him an enemy of Trump. Despite these challenges, he felt a strong desire to witness and document an event of unprecedented scale.
His black-and-white images evoke the backstage atmosphere of Hollywood films. The references include the fascist Civil War, action movies with special forces and films by Coppola, Stone, and Tarantino, each telling a different facet of American history. Chris Suspect’s photographs capture a historical moment in a highly destabilised political situation. The shots masterfully convey America’s uncontrolled expressive will.


Michel Vecchi. Mushrooms, 2024

wood mushrooms sculptures with mirrors

Henry Eric Hernandez & Maryse Goudreau.Top Models (Pioneras).2003-2014.

Photos Triptych

Luis Gòmez Armenteros.Miserere (Avant Garde)2011-2019

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