Amalie R. Rothschild

From 10-06-2005 To 11-06-2005



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Amalie R. Rothschild has a multi-faceted background in Photography, Computer Imaging, Motion Picture and Video Production. From 1968 to 1974 she worked extensively as a free-lance photographer in the music field, her photographs appearing in many publications. From 1969 to 1971 she worked with the Joshua Light Show at the Fillmore East Theater in New York producing special effects photography, slides, graphics, and films used during performances and was considered the theater's unofficial house photographer. She was on staff at the 1969 Woodstock Festival and photographed many major rock music events including the 1969 Newport Festival, Tanglewood 1969 & 1970, The Who's 1969 U.S. premiere of the rock opera Tommy, the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden in November 1969, Bob Dylan's 1974 tour, and, in England, the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival, as well as many anti-war and peace demonstrations in the U.S. in the 1960's and the 1967 Cannes Film Festival. A monograph, Live at the Fillmore East: A Photographic Memoir was published in 1999 and had its 5th printing in 2004.

A skilled, award-winning filmmaker, and co-founder of New Day Films, she has been producing and directing documentaries since 1969 with special emphasis on films about social issues as revealed through the lives of people in the arts. She lectures and shows her films often at museums, libraries, schools, colleges and universities. Her work is seen frequently on covers and in the booklets of compact disc reissues by Sony Music, Electra, Columbia, Grateful Dead Merchandising and other record labels.

A number of galleries in both the U.S. and the U.K. represent her photographs, and a selection of her work is in the group show Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era at the Tate Liverpool, U.K. May-October 2005. She has lived and worked in Italy on and off since 1966, and now, after 20 years in Rome, lives most of the year in Florence.




La fotografa e regista americana Amalie R. Rothschild, che da alcuni anni ha scelto Firenze come dimora, presenta presso la galleria della SACI una selezione di fotografie che ripercorrono il decennio di lavoro che l’ha vista “occhio” ufficiale dei piu’ importanti eventi musicali del periodo: Woodstock, Tanglewood, Newport, tutti festivals dell’estate del 1969, e di altre storiche performances, come la prima della rock opera “Tommy” degli Who dello stesso anno, il tour di Bob Dylan del 1974 o il festival di Cannes del 1967. 

Presente attualmente in varie gallerie d’arte dagli U.S.A al Regno Unito, come la Tate Gallery di Liverpool, dove si e` tenuta fino a questo settembre una esposizione dal titolo Summer of Love : Art of the Psychedelic Era, la sua opera e` anche visibile sulle copertine di cd e di dischi, nelle videoproiezioni in musei ed universita` dove Amalie R. Rothschild tiene spesso conferenze. Nel 1999 si pubblica il libro Live at Fillmore East: A Photographic Memoir, che documenta il lavoro dell’artista nella ricerca e sperimentazione delle arti visive durante il decennio di attivita` dello storico teatro newyorkese per il cui palco sono passati gran parte degli artisti che hanno fatto la musica contemporanea, come Zappa,  la Turner, Hendrix, Janis Joplin e cosi’ via.

All’epoca di questi scatti l’artista era giovanissima, e negli anni successivi, nel seguitare della sua parabola artistica, si é poi resa conto dell’importanza del proprio contributo alla storia della musica e del costume in generale.

La visita a questa esposizione emoziona. Come alzare un lembo del sipario di eventi leggendari visti con la forza e la complicita’ dei protagonisti.

 

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Palazzo dei Cartelloni
Via Sant'Antonino, 11
Firenze, Italy
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