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National Museum of History of Moldova



15 September - 15 October 2018

The exhibition proposes to the visitor a reflection on art and creativity of Italian artist Pietro Finelli.

The main idea of the exhibition is the dialogue between painting and cinema, life and cinema, especially "Noir" films, and Finelli being fascinated by this classic American movie. His interest in cinematography is based on a cognitive-visual process, which is increasingly triggered by this expressive environment through black and white contrasts. The artist is literally caught by this atypical way of focusing primarily on vision rather than on the subject. With some brushes on screen, Pietro Finelli creates the dark atmosphere of the mysterious "Noir" films from 1940-1950. The obscure obsession, the dark rooms, the mysterious nocturnal views of the anonymous cities, the light and the shadow, the foolish people - all these details strengthen the effect of alienation.

Pietro Finelli (1957) is a narrator of stories built on fragments of existence, motivated by the need to seek a deeper identity, a so-called "inherent substrate" that brings back the fullness of life. Finelli's art is an iconography of intuition that connects different levels of expression and repeatedly dissolves the boundaries between reality and illusion. In this way, the viewer is free to sink into an infinite sequence of meanings that are interconnected in a non-terminal process.

Pietro Finelli's work has been exhibited in national and international galleries and museums, including the New York MC Gallery, Il Ponte Contemporanea in Rome, Galerie Pack in Milan, Castel Nuovo Museum in Naples, the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum in Geneva, The FJKlemm Foundation in Buenos Aires, the Jacques Cerami Gallery in Belgium, the VELAN Contemporary Art Center in Turin, Italy.

Display period: 15 September - 15 October 2018.
Curator: Giovanni Iovane.


Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age


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