03 March 2023 > 02 July 2023

Claudio Abatesuperficie sensibile

the exhibition’s closing has been extended to Sunday 2 July 2023

extra MAXXI
curated by Ilaria Bernardi, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi
exhibition access € 5
or included in the Museum ticket

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A visual journey through a selection of over 150 photographs, from the most famous to the lesser-known, some still unpublished.

“You have to enter the works, feel them and make them your own, even love them; if you don’t succeed in this, you won’t even be able to make beautiful photographs,” Claudio Abate.

The exhibition traces Abate’s production through the “lens” of his archive, a working and conceptual space that allows us to investigate the most profound and hidden aspects of its author and that today constitutes a precious heritage for art-historical studies on Italian and international art. Claudio Abate’s production ranges from photographs of Arte Povera’s works, artists and exhibitions, to shots of the art and exhibition scene in Italy and abroad, to pictures of theatre, fashion, costume and current affairs.

Eleven thematic sections, enriched by archive documents, films, and period testimonies, bring Abate’s relations with artists and institutions to light and deepen his photographic research.

header: Claudio Abate, Contatti con la superficie sensibile (Gino De Dominicis), 1972 © Archivio Claudio Abate.

Inside Claudio Abate’s images
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From 2 May to 4 June, the exhibition expands to include the videogallery show Inside Claudio Abate’s images. Stories, legends, protagonists: a selection of films and documentaries recounting one of Italian art’s golden seasons.

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