20 – 29 giugno 2014

Inaugurazione, ore 18.30
martedì 24 giugno
Ingresso libero

La Semaine italienne

Galerie Athena
Mairie du 13e
1 place d'Italie
+33 1 44 08 13 13


"Venise d'autrefois"

27 sett. – 5 nov. 2019

giovedì 3 ott., ore 18
Ingresso libero – ore 8-20
(domenica inclusa)

Grand Hall
de l’Hτpital Rothschild
5 rue de Santerre – Paris 12
+33 1 40 19 30 00


"Venise d'autrefois"

3 feb. – 6 marzo 2020

+ Conferenza giov. 6 feb.
ore 15.30-17.30

Lycée Henri IV
23 rue Clovis – Paris 5
+33 1 44 41 21 21



29 nov. 2017 – 4 gen. 2018

Inaugurazione & commemorazione:
giovedì 30 nov., ore 18
Ingresso libero

Bibliothèque de l'UIA
(Université Inter-Ages)
6 imp. des Gendarmes
+33 1 30 97 83 89


"Venise d'autrefois"

2 maggio – 28 giugno 2019

Ingresso libero

dal lunedì al venerdì
dalle ore 8.30 alle 17

6 impasse des Gendarmes
+33 1 30 97 83 77


"Venise d'autrefois"

15 dic. 2019 – 28 gen. 2020

+ Conferenza ven. 10 gen.
ore 15.30-17.30

Repotel Résidence – EHPAD
78960 Voisins-le-Bretonneux
+33 1 30 21 30 70


"Venise d'autrefois"

20 gen. 2021 – 25 giu. 2021

Bibliothèque Université Versailles Saint-Quentin
78000 Versailles
+33 1 39 25 40 04 –


"Par amour pour la Venise d'hier"

(Per amor della Venezia di ieri)

di Serge Bassenko





40 fotografie di Venezia in bianco e nero, scelte tra le più belle di Serge Bassenko, di giorno, di notte e in laguna.
Scattate prima dei recenti lavori di ristauri (1973-1989), ci restituiscono intatta l'autentica, incantevole e romantica Venezia di un tempo, tanto amata dai Veneziani, e della quale gli innamorati e i visitatori di tutto il mondo sentono ancor oggi l'irresistibile fascino.
Venezia è probabilmente la città più fotografata al mondo, pertanto, scopriamo quì con sorpresa una Venezia commovente e quasi sconosciuta: callette quiete, canaletti accessibili solamente in barca, notte oscura e misteriosa punteggiata dalla debole luce di qualche lampione, laguna segreta e selvatica. Ne risale un'impressione di intimità e di serenità che sembra attraversare il tempo, quella di una città dove ti senti a casa tua.
Serge Bassenko ha appassionatamente amato Venezia, ha trascorso quasi vent'anni a fotografarla, rendendo così omaggio a quella che fu, non tanto tempo fa, la Regina del Mare.




Guarda le fotografie della mostra


Intervista a proposito della mostra  (in francese)
Radio italiana a Parigi







– very good choice
– beautiful presentation, handsome with the panels
– beautiful: the night photographs with a black background
– beautiful printing quality, beautiful stuff
– the details are thin
– beautiful black and white contrasts
– oh, there are lights...
– very beautiful work with lights, which gives back its soul to Venice
– [many amateurs of black and white] black and white is beautiful, Ah! black and white photos, silver prints, it could not be so good in color
– the quality of argentic photos gives us back a vision we have forgotten with modern photos technology
– thanks to black & white, plenty of stories can be imagined, the details given by colours don't disturb you
– you can walk in there, for the depth-of-field displays a sense of distance
– each time you come back to the photos, you always discover something else
– photographs on paper: better effect than on a screen, because of the paper grain, the photographs are larger, it's a bit distant to look at them, you have to walk from one to another


– each photograph is different, all beautiful
– [people deeply loved photos by night] how beautiful they are, by night! the photographs by night, they are magical
– in the night, you are safe and protected
– by day: you are at ease, therein
– lagoon: wild, very fascinating, astonishing, unknown, at least as beautiful as day and night photographs


– I have found the exact atmosphere I felt in Venice a long time ago, that's Venice
– past Venice, out of the beaten tracks
– Venice has lost his soul today, like all modern cities, it has become a scenery
– the architecture looks the same as before, but nowaday Venice has lost its charm
– completely different from usual photographs; these are good
– it is calm, beautiful, you feel inside there
– soothing, they make you feel good
– you can feel the sea, it is rising up
– you enter in Venice or you don't: you are taken into a cocoon, in the warm, yet you are free
– that makes you feel like going there, really
– we'd like to be there
– magic photographs
– I want to go back to take photos


– time stops, timeless
– no characters: timeless, immortal Venice
– I prefer Venice without characters, you can look at the city itself, the way life is
– Venice is kind of a living being, one can understand that Serge Bassenko felt he was a friend with Venice, you never forget Venice, it is rather Venice that left us


– Serge Bassenko has a look that makes you love
– very personal framings
– they seem to be film photographs
– not made for watching, but for feeling... the soul
– is it the same photograph who took the photos? it doesn't look like it, lagoon and day/night are so different
– real artist, he sees
– the photographs are like the man: peace and poetry
– what you do is good: to put some beauty and dream in this world


– the photographs by night would be better with a white frame to be emphasized
– some night photographs are too dark, you cannot see the details
– by night: a little sad
– Venice was in bad condition at the time: rickety balcony, ruined rough-cast
– photographs sometimes seem to be cut off, were they reframed?
– with music, people would be more attracted to exhibition

* VISITORS' BOOK (a quotation choice)

– Magnificent photographs, of a serene Venice, with the grace and the charm of the black and white
– A thousand thanks for a gorgeous exhibition! Andrea e Caterina Cavallari, General Consul of Italy
– A completely unknown Venice!
– Splendid photographs. A marvelous dream, a superb stroll. Thank you and thousand cheers
– How powerful, yet, how poetic
– Thanks to the photos, I received much tenderness from Venice, it is precious, Venezia per sempre nel cuore
– Photos filled with serenity and melancholy
– Very beautiful exhibition, romanticism, beauty. The photographer knew how to capture the emotion from a sleeping Venice. Thank you
– Venice as if you were dreaming, a completely different vision offering a new and fascinating light
– Thank you for this marvelous exhibition
– Some people can see things we never saw
– Superb exhibition which has reminded me beautiful records of Venice. Thank you for this beautiful record. Aziz Amri, Cultural Counselor at the Tunisian Embassy
– Never grasped the use of photos, but there, they show something, it's a good thing to save memories with photos; that way, OK
– Poet's peaceful observation, and his tracking as someone who dares to lose himself
– Thank you! Aspire to the calm, serenity. Time unfortunately did not stop… when leaving the exhibition. Too bad
– Such a beautiful story, yours, in these photographs of Venice. I do not know how to say it otherwise
– I gave my students the daytime photographs to be painted! art teacher
– Very beautiful photos, and moreover the words. Laura Federici, showing her paintings at the "Bièvres" Art Gallery in the Mairie du 13e
– Far from Rialto and Saint Mark's, immersion in poor and secret Venice. Very beautiful photographs. And long live the black and white!




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