“Tsukiji a Tokyo e la Pescheria di Trieste: dismissioni a confronto” exhibit opening
Via S. Sebastiano, 1 - Trieste
Friday 25 October 2019
17.00 - 18.00
With the presence of the Councillor for Culture, Giorgio Rossi and Laura Carlini Fanfogna, Director of the Museums and Libraries Service of the City of Trieste,
Inauguration of the exhibition: “Pescherie dismesse a confronto: Tsukiji and Trieste” (25 October 2019-6 January 2020)
The historical photos of the Trieste Fish Market of the Photo Library of the Civic Museums of History and Art, together with some Japanese fish-themed ceramics from the collections of the Civic Museum of Oriental Art, interact with the contemporary photos taken in Tokyo by Nicola Tanzini. Selection by Claudia Colecchia, head of the Photo Library of the Civic Museums of History and Art, and Michela Messina, curator of the Civic Oriental Museum, for the Trieste section. Benedetta Donato, curator of the section dedicated to Nicola Tanzini’s photographs, will also present the related volume during the event.
From Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
The protagonist of the photographic exhibition is the fish market, or rather the fish markets of Tokyo and Trieste, now places of memory that, despite the geographical distance, show our eyes human values, cultural and historical, different and transversal at the same time.
These very recent photos taken by Nicola Tanzini in Tsukiji describe the pre-closure phase of the structure: lingering on the moments before the end of a working day, echoing and reverberating the sunset of the day before a new dawn, in which the familiar location will be replaced by another artefact with the same purpose.
The photos that feature the Trieste Fish Market instead, show the entire course of the working day in the history of almost a century of vitality: from the first auctions, to the retail sale, up to the control and accounting phase.