Gabriele Basilico, Casa Balilla, Roma 2010. Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
Friday 11 November 2016 ore 18:00 - 19:30

The Histories of Photography.The 2000s: post-photography. From archive to installation. With Francesco Zanot

Guido Reni Hall – single ticket €5.00 – carnet five seminars €20.00 – free for myMAXXI cardholders and students of art and architecture eligible for educational credits.
Purchase of a ticket entitles the holder to reduced price museum entrance within a week of issue.

A series of seminars devoted to the history of Italian photography from the Seventies to the present

On the occasion of the exhibition Extraordinary visions L’Italia ci guarda international lecturers, critics and researchers will be meeting the public to explore the fundamental episodes in the history of photography and to introduce the great masters who have borne testimony to and documented the history of Italy.

Over the last few years, photography has changed radically; its uses and functions have modified and hybridized. Francesco Zanot, Curator of CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia in Turin, , explains how the photographic idiom has transformed, adapting and responding to the stimuli of the times. The means by which the images are captured has changed, keeping pace with technological innovation and being grafted onto other devices. Artists have contributed to and have been influenced by these changes. The archive has become a fundamental reservoir for the development of works based on pre-existing images: taken, recontextualized and frequently manipulated. The result is an ecology of images, which has resulted in a definitive detachment from the photography of reality and led to works of a prevalently installative nature.

The Histories of Photography project has been produced thanks to the support of MINI, a MAXXI Public Programs Partner