ph. ©Valerio Bispuri
Wednesday 18 October 2023 ore 18:00 - ore 19:00

books at MAXXIDimenticati – The Forgottenby Valerio Bispuri

Carlo Scarpa hall
free admission subject to availability
event in Italian

A journey to the brink of madness, in the universe of Italian and African psychiatry, in a human search for what madness is: the gestures, the glances, the time of those who struggle to live the emotional and fast pace of reality.

Valerio Bispuri, a professional photojournalist who has been carrying out constant research into the world of the invisible for over twenty years, collects 120 shots taken in Zambia, Kenya, Benin and Togo, but also in Italy in some former criminal asylums (REMS) in Lazio and the prisons of Pescara, San Vittore in Milan, Rebibbia and Regina Coeli in Rome.

Simona Antonacci MAXXI Architettura Photography Manager
Erica Battaglia VI CCP Cultura, Politiche Giovanili e Lavoro Roma Capitale President

Valerio Bispuri photoreporter
Daniele Mencarelli writer and poet
Michele Smargiassi journalist La Repubblica

Under the patronage of Assessorato alla Cultura – Roma Capitale. In collaboration with Silvana Editoriale.

individual seats reserved for myMAXXI card holders by writing to, by the day before the event