INNA ROGATCHI WON THE PRESTIGIOUS PRIZE IN FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY THE SECOND TIME IN CONSEQUENCE
Inna Rogatchi won the X Il Volo di Pegaso National Italian Arts, Literature and Music Award in Fine Photography category. The Award is organised under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Culture, and is conducted by the team of the Italian National Institute for Rare Diseases led by professor Domenica Taruscio, thus exemplifying important co-operation between arts and science in Italy, with emphasis on the therapeutic and psychological role of arts, and its importance for formatting a personality and its well-being.
Inna wins prestigious Italian Art Award for the second year in consequent which is highly unusual achievement. 48 finalists in the visual arts categories of the contest had been chosen by the very strong jury panel led by Professor Claudio Strinati, world-famous expert on the Renaissance and the leading authority on Caravaggio and Titian. The theme of the Jubileum X Il Volo di Pegaso contest of year 2017-2018 was A Dream. Inna is the winner in the Fine Photography category with her work Talking to the High which is the artist’s homage to the Nobel laureate for literature S.Y. Agnon.
This work is also featured in the Inna Rogatchi’s short art films Horizon Beyond Horizon and Shining Souls (in making).
OUTREACH TO HUMANITY PROJECT IS PRESENTED AND EXHIBITED AT THE FINNISH PARLIAMENT
The Lessons of Survival. Conversations with Simon Wiesenthal, internationally acclaimed film by Inna Rogatchi had been exhibited and shown for two weeks in January – February 2018 in Helsinki, at the Library of the Parliament of Finland as a part of the OUTREACH TO HUMANITY project presenting the Helsinki Edition of the Inna Rogatchi’s acclaimed Shining Souls. Champions of Humanity exhibition.
The Helsinki Edition. 2018 of the Inna Rogatchi’s Shining Souls. Champions of Humanity exhibition has marked the official commemoration of the International Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 in Finland.
The exhibition and the project which has opened the week of the official commemorative Holocaust events in Finland has become the first one of its sort organised within the walls of the Finnish Parliament ever.
The exhibition which includes the Inna Rogatchi’s art photography and collages,mini-essays, selected documentary photography and bio-sketches, as well as the Inna Rogatchi’s famed documentary on Simon Wiesenthal is the one of the projects from the Outreach to Humanity series which are developed by Inna and Michael Rogatchi and are carried on by The Rogatchi Foundation.
The Helsinki Edition. 2018 of the Shining Souls is enlarged and renewed version of the previous Brussels Edition. 2017 of the project that has been inaugurated at the European Parliament in January 2017 in commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017 and in memory of Elie Wiesel.
The title work of the Helsinki Edition. 2018 The Light of the Way is dedicated to the outstanding Finnish architect Rainer Mahlamäki, the author of several major international projects of memorial architecture, including the POLIN Museum in Warsaw and The Lost Shtetl Memorial Complex in Lithuania.
The Religion and Freedom of Religion inter-party Parliament Group had been the organiser of the exhibition, and its Chair MP Sari Essayah who is also the Chair of the Finnish Christian -Democratic Party, former Member of the European Parliament and internationally renowned politician and Olympic medalist, is the exhibition’s Patron.
At the Opening Event for the exhibition, MP and Patron Sari Essayah has greeted the event’ many participants, including the legendary Finnish politicians, diplomats, representatives of the Israeli and Austrian Embassies, senior journalists, academics, businessmen, leaders of the public organisations. Additionally to MP Sari Essayah, the greetings, Opening remarks and public addressing were said by the representative of the Israeli Embassy Susanna Rajala on behalf of the Ambassador of Israel to Finland and Estonia HE Dov Steinberg-Segev, the chairman of the Jewish communities of Helsinki and Finland and representative of World Jewish Congress in Finland Yaron Nadbornik, Chairman of the Finland-Israel Friendship Parliamentarian Group MP Peter Östman, the Guest of Honour, professor of architecture Rainer Mahlamäki, and the author of the project and exhibition Inna Rogatchi.
The Opening Event had been engaging and warm, with a large auditory of attending guests, their vivid interest and truly special atmosphere. The exhibition of the project had been visited by many people who all were staying there for a long time, watching the film, and reflecting on what they had been seeing and reading. It was successful, meaningful and rare event, according to its organisers from the Parliament and Library of the Parliament of Finland.
Inna and Michael Rogatchi participated in the special international media commemorative project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the re-unification of Jerusalem
Inna and michael Rogatchi participated in the special international commemorative Jerusalem Moments media project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the re-unification of Jerusalem celebrated as the Day of Jerusalem in May 2017.
Inna and Michael Rogatchi took part at the Gala Opening of the IX Edition of Il VOLO di PEGASO Italian National Arts & Literature Award
Inna and Michael Rogatchi participated at the Gala Opening of a special exhibition of the winners and finalists of the prestigious Il Volo di Pegaso Italian National Arts & Literature Award in Rome. The exhibition is set at the Loft-Spazio MatEr art gallery, the leading partner of that high-end project, and is on display from May 6 through May 26th, 2017.
Inna Rogatchi who won the Award in the art photography category was handed the Prize and the Diploma at the Opening by professor Domenica Taruscio, the head of the Italian Institute for Rare Diseases, a principal person in that prestigious art award.
Michael Rogatchi’s Memory Mirror art work was selected to the Final of the Italian National Arts & Literature Award.
In their turn, Inna and Michael Rogatchi on behalf of The Rogatchi Foundation awarded professor Domenica Taruscio and art curator Ilaria Sergi for their consistent effort and the meaningful contribution into humanity via arts and charity. The special award by The Rogatchi Foundation to the well-known figures at the Italian and international artistic and philanthropic scene were numbered and signed prints of very limited edition of 50 of the Michael Rogatchi’s well-known Firenze Dream art work.
The Gala Opening of the IX Edition of Il Volo di Pegaso Italian National Arts & Literature Award has been a grand success and very warm and popular occasion, a rare in its heart-felt atmosphere meeting of artists and their public.
Inna Rogatchi’s short art film My Stones. Jerusalem on her reflections on Jerusalem has been published by the international The Jerusalem Moments project in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the re-unification of Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem Moments project has been conceived and is run by journalist and writer Rachel Sharansky-Danziger, daughter of the head of Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky. The idea of this project is to publish a new materials on Jerusalem daily during 50 days of the current stage of the project, thus commemorating the 50th anniversary of the re-unification of Jerusalem ( on May 24th, 2017) in all diversity of the people’s feelings, memories, and reflections.
Previously the Inna Rogatchi’s short art film on Jerusalem has been successfully shown in London, Brussels, Tallinn and Helsinki, at various important international events. It is acquired by the Yad Vashem Film Collection & Library.
INNA ROGATCHI WON IL VOLO DI PEGASO ART AND LITERATURE AWARD IN PHOTOGRAPHY CATEGORY
Artist Inna Rogatchi won prestigious IX Il Volo di Pegaso 2017 National Italian Prize in the fine art photography category. The Might of Freedom work of the well-known artist was selected as a winner by the top 9-member jury that included a long- time chief curator of the Venice Biennale, leading art historian professor Vittorio Sgarbi and famous writer Maria Rita Parsi.
Il Volo di Pegaso is the one of the most prestigious Italian art and literary contests organised by the Italian Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Health, and which is supervised by the Presidium of the Italian Cabinet. The International Ambassador for the Il Volo di Pegaso contest of arts and literature is Dr Carlo Carpia, the top representative of the Italian government.
In 2017, the theme of the IX Il Volo di Pegaso Award was Voyage. The Inna Rogatchi’s work The Might of Freedom has been selected from 60 works of seventy leading Italian artists to the Final where 25 works in different categories ( paintings, sculpture, fine art photography and design) were present at the special ceremony held at the Italian Parliament on February 27th, 2017.
The ceremony was opened by the Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini and Minister of Health Beatrice Lorenzino, and it was conducted by the well-known Italian journalist and art curator Raffaella Salato from The Roma Foundation. Many Italian MPs, ministers, members of the Italian government, as well as many leading medical, psychology and psychotherapeutic scientists, leaders of the medical industry, famous artists, writers, art historian, critics and journalists took a part in the ceremony.
The purpose of the Il Volo di Pegaso art and literature contest is to bring the power of art and culture to medicine and psychology in combating the rare diseases, finding the new efficient tools for harmonious work of culture and medicine, and for providing more charity to those in need.
Inna Rogatchi has said in her addressing: “I do think that the understanding and appreciating of culture in Italy is the example for the world. It is in Italy that we know this synthetic approach embracing arts, letters, science, medicine, and psychology. Thus, we are coming to the model of the world in which its central principle is harmony. Or at least, our strive for that.
There is nothing more rewarding in life than charity. I am saying it as a person who is actively involved in the international philanthropy for about 30 years, and I am very glad that together with my brilliant colleagues, I could contribute into this ongoing important cause”.
The exhibition of the Finalists will be held in May, May 6 – 27th, 2017, at the Loft – Spazio MatER art gallery and culture centre in Rome. All proceeds from the sales of the art works will be going for support of the medical scientific research in the field of rare diseases.
The European Premiere of the Inna Rogatchi’s SHINING SOULS. CHAMPIONS OF HUMANITY exhibition in commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017 in Brussels.
In commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017, the exhibition of the Inna Rogatchi’s Shining Souls. Champions of Humanity art collection and essays has been opened at the European Parliament. The hosts of the event had been leading European politicians MEP Dr Hannu Takkula ( Finland, ALDE) and MEP Bastiaan Belder (The Netherlands, CER). HE Ambassador of Israel to EU and NATO Aharon Leshno-Yaar, his wife Debby Leshno-Yaar, and Dr Haim Gertner, Director of the Archive Division of Yad Vashem were among the attendees at the Inaugural Opening Ceremony.
The biggest in Europe conference on the Jewish Cultural Heritage had place in Warsaw, Poland in June 2016. The conference had been organised by POLIN, the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews. POLIN had been repeatedly voted as the best museum in the world, and the best museum in Europe.
POST-HOLOCAUST LEGACY: CHALLENGE & RESPONSES has been the theme of the Inna Rogatchi’s presentation at the Jewish Cultural Heritage conference at the POLIN Museum in Warsaw in June 2016.
The presentation has caused a vivid discussion and brought many interesting and deep thoughts by its participants.
The Italian national premiere of The Lessons of Survival film by Inna Rogatchi has been organised by the RAI, Italian National TV Broadcast company, at the special event in commemoration of the International Holocaust Day. The Chairman of RAI Monica Maggione has opened the Special Event where gathered many distinguished guests. Co-organisers of the event were Maccabi Italy and Hans Jonas Association. The leading Italian journalists and writers, Pierluigi Battista from Corriere della Serra and Roberto Olla, the editor-in -chief of Rai Storia, were the co-panellists with Dr Inna Rogatchi. The well-known Italian Holocaust survivor Alberto Mieli participated in the event with personal and emotional statement. Among the many distinguished guests, there were former minister for culture and current chairman of MAXXI museum Giovanna Melandri, chairman of the Rome Jewish community Dr Ruth Dureghello, film director Claudio Noce, president of the Italian Football Federation Carlo Tavecchio, president of the Maccabi Italia Vittorio Pavoncella, president of the Hans Jonas Association Tobia Zevi, and many others. The event has been prominently featured in the Italian media in the special reports at Rai 1 TV, and several articles in the leading media.
In his introduction of the forthcoming event of the Italian national premiere of the Inna Rogatchi’s The Lessons of Survival film at RAI Italia, the one of the special event’s co-organisers, Vittorio Pavoncello Botticella, the member of the European Jewish Parliament and president of the Maccabi Italia, has attested the film as ‘ a historical document of an exceptional value’. The film’s premiere at Rai special event in Rome is on January 19th, 2016.
The new review on the Inna Rogatchi’s Film ‘The Lessons of Survival: A Primary Source, and Tranquillity of Justice’ by leading Italian writer and broadcaster Roberto Olla has been published in the RAI News DIALOGO blog, Italy, on the eve of the film’s Italian National Premiere on RAI. The full text of the review can be read at Reviewspages, both the Italian original and the English translation.
The Italian National Premiere of The Lessons of Survival film by Inna Rogatchi will take a place in Rome in January 2016 as the Special Commemorative Events to mark the International Holocaust & Remembrance Day. The event will be having place at RAI, the Italian Public National Broadcast Company, in presence and with the opening by the RAI president Ms Monica Maggioni. The Italian Holocaust survivor Alberto Mieli, leading author and producer, the Oscar nominee Roberto Olla, noted Italian journalist Pierluigi Battista, member of the European Jewish Parliament, president of Maccabi Italia Vittorio Pavoncello, and president of the Hand Jonas Cultural Association Tobia Zevi all will be taking part in the Special Event of the Italian National Premiere of The Lessons of Survival film.
Internationally acclaimed The Lessons of Survival film of Inna Rogatchi has been acquired by the Yale and Gettysburg Universities, USA. Previously, the film has been acquired by many leading US and international universities and leading historical institutions, including Harvard, Columbia, Arizona, Hebrew Universities; US Holocaust Memorial Museum ( Washington DC), Yad Vashem, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Centre, Sydney Jewish Museum, Memorial de la Shoah ( Paris) and many others.