An exhibition dedicated to the peasant culture, its forms, legends and profound contemporary crisis.
by Maïmouna Guerresi
A major exhibition dedicated to the city of Milan, featuring important photographs from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
The exhibit presents a special selection of photographs by important Italian authors, taken from the late twenties to the end of the twentieth century and depicting the richness and variety of the Milanese urban landscape and of the vast and productive territory that surrounds the city, significantly marked by the many canals that flow through it.
Today photography is an art in transformation. The idea of the museum has been in rapid flux recently: the development of techonology ad the death of traditional arts, the continuous increase of a diversified public have suggested to many that we abandon the idea of the museum as a repository of traditional cultural models, and think of it as an open place of cultural experience to share with the public.
Vetrinetta is a public art project ideated by Paolo Riolzi. The project is based on a specific item of furniture – the vetrinetta or étagère – which collects, holds and displays in homes cherished personal or familial objects belonging to the household, thereby tracing a fascinating biography of memories and desires.
This exhibit presents 120 photographs taken by 15 important Italian photographers of the twentieth century, whose subject is the South of Italy, a theme very well represented in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
The exhibition presents a selection of photographs taken by Mario Cresci near Tricarico and Barbarano Romano between 1967-1978, when he was living in Basilicata.
The majestic corridors of the Colosseum host a major exhibition devoted to the cults of the Earth, from prehistory to the Roman imperial period.
After presenting the work of Federico Patellani in group shows and solo exhibitions devoted to single themes, the Museum of Contemporary Photography organized a major retrospective of the great master of Italian photojournalism.