Thursday 3 April 2014

FRANCO FONTANA. What you see doesn’t exist, what exists is what you photograph

Following the success of the initiative’s first edition at the Milan Triennale, MAXXI will be hosting two seminars with two protagonists of Italian photography establishing a debate with figures from the worlds of journalism, criticism and communications.

Thursday 3 April, 19.00
Franco Fontana
MAXXI Auditorium – admittance free while places available
What you see doesn’t exist, what exists is what you photograph: this phrase by Franco Fontana, which provides the title for the event, is the point of departure for reflection on the way in which we relate to reality and the landscape.
The work of the Italian master of colour photography, of which the museum conserves 40 prints, including natural and urban landscapes and American lights and shadows, has ‘dared’ to approach reality by questioning our customary perception.
Can the use of the camera be a synonym for objectivity?

Introduced by
Margherita Guccione Director MAXXI Architettura
Giovanni Gastel photographer and president of AFIP – Italian Association of Professional Photographers
Manuela De Leonardis art historian, critic and journalist
Franco Panzini architect and landscape designer

next event
Tuesday 15 April, 19.00
Donata Pizzi | On the metaphysical city

This series of events is promoted by AFIP – the Italian Association of Professional Photographers, in collaboration with the Triennale of Milan