REALISM, NEO-REALISM AND REALITY. ITALY 1932-1968
Photographs from the Guido Bertero collection
a curated by Andrea Busto
The exhibition is part of a triennial project featuring one of the most important collection of photography at a national level: the Guido Bertero Collection.
From Berengo Gardin to Giacomelli, Migliori, Patellani, and to Ghirri and Fontana, without forgetting Secchiaroli and the “paparazzi” season, this collection narrates Italian history between society and lifestyle. A collection built through the years with coherence and critical perspicacity, which from its early years has brought together big names of Italian photography and of international photography, such as Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paul Strand, Walter Evans.
The first stage of this project is focused on Italian photography from the second postwar period.
Neo-realist Photography. Transmigrations from the Rural Reality to the New Metropolitan Perspective 1945-1968 narrates social and urban changes which involved our country. A visual document, made of over one hundred vintage snapshots, which portrays a continuously changing Italy. Those are the years of the journeys from south to north, the reconstruction, the economic boom. Years of vital importance which defined Italian character and identity and which, today more than ever, are extremely topical because of the issues that were dealt with: migrations, urban transformations.
A golden age of Italian art, when the country prevailed in the international collective imagination. A process triggered by neo-realist languages of photography and cinema themselves. That is what directors such as Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti, Germi, Castellani, Lattuada were able to do, going hand in hand with the snapshots of those years.
On display is the narration of the change: from the southern stations portrayed by Enzo Sellerio and Mario Giacomelli’s Apulia, to Nino Migliori’s Emilia, Fosco Maraini’s labourers and Federico Patellani’s miners.
28 october 2016 – 29 january 2017
from Wednesday to Friday 14-19
Saturday and Sunday 11-19
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