20 May 2020 - 13 September 2020

Giovanni Gastel. People I like

Opening hours & tickets

opening hours

TUESDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
THURSDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
FRIDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
SATURDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
SUNDAY 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
The ticket office is open until 1 hour before Museum closing.

Every Monday, 1 May, 25 December


Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.


Based on the measures laid down by the Italian Prime Minister’s decree the MAXXI will remain closed and its activities suspended until next April 3rd.

During this period we will continue to meet and discuss on our online channels, in the hope of seeing you again soon in the Musem’s halls.

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curated by Uberto Frigerio, Simona Antonacci

200 people, 200 portraits of a never seen Gastel. Faces who: «Have passed on something to me, taught me, touched my soul».

The exhibition presents an unprecedented theme in the multifaceted photographic work of Giovanni Gastel: the portrait. About 200 portraits are on display, featuring the faces of many people from the worlds of culture, design, art, fashion, music, entertainment and politics that Gastel has encountered during his 40-year career.

Faces of people who, as he writes, «have passed on something to me, taught me, touched my soul».  Among them, Barack Obama and Marco Pannella, Roberto Bolle and Zucchero, Forattini and Ferruccio Ferragamo and many others. The installation of this fluid and permeable “collective portrait” is by Studio Lissoni.

header: portrait composite from original photos by Giovanni Gastel