7 July 2014
An exhibition devoted to the South of Italy as viewed through 120 pictures taken by some of the most significant Italian photographers of the last few decades: Ferdinando Scianna, Federico Patellani, Antonio Biasiucci, Mario Cresci, Uliano Lucas, Letizia Battaglia, Mimmo Jodice and many others. This is how the Museo Fotografia Contemporanea (MuFoCo) in Cinisello Balsamo has chosen to celebrate the first ten years of its activity, reflecting on the historic changes that have taken place in the many faces of Italian photography and the country itself (drawing on the archives of the museum’s own collections). The survey, which stretches from the end of the 1940s to the 1990s, presents us a South at times ancestral, at others magical, poor, violent or romantic, and provides an opportunity for us to ask to what extent certain representations of Southern Italy are still relevant, strained and put to the test as they are by a present that has undergone radical changes in its codes, its languages, its social fabric and its cultural references.
Storie dal Sud dell’Italia
Museo Fotografia Contemporanea (MuFoCo)
A cura di Arianna Bianchi e Roberta Valtorta
Cinisello Balsamo, Milano
13 aprile – 12 ottobre 2014