Thursday 10 July 2014

The book of books

Books invade the MAXXI piazza with the cycle of encounters Nel baule. Ricordi e autobiografie curated by the writer and journalist Roberto Ippolito.
From July to October writers, stylists, photographers and protagonists from the worlds of show business and art will be alternating on the imposing 8½ stage: from Gianni Berengo Gardin to Dacia Maraini, from Lina Wertmuller to Pupi Avati and many others.

Eight events with a relaxed atmosphere in which the protagonists will be trawling through their memories to describe episodes, meetings and periods of their personal and professional lives to provide a key to the understanding of their books.

Thursday 10 July, 19.00
The book of books
MAXXI Piazza, Spazio YAP – admittance free

The many photographic books by Berengo Gardin describe our times, changing and evolving tastes in publishing, the new paths followed by design; they ocument the photographer’s many and important encounters with intellectuals and writers that have written for and about him (Mario Soldati, Cesare Zavattini, Federico Zeri, Renzo Piano, Giorgio Bassani and many others) and the meetings with his fellow photographers with whom he has frequently shared the adventure of a photo book to be published like the mooring of a ship after a long ocean corssing. The book of books features this patrimony of titles, covers, images and voices

“I know of no other figures of similar stature in the world of the photography of the second half of the 20th Century whose work is so profoundly rooted in photo books or who has published a similar number.”
Peter Galassi

Gianni Berengo Gardinphotographer
Roberto Ippolito writer and journalist

Upcoming events
Thursday 17 July | Dacia Maraini Bagheria
Thursday 24 July | Lina Wertmüller Tutto a posto e niente in ordine
Thursday 31 July | Chiara ValerioSpiaggia libera tutti
Thursday 18 SeptemberFerdinando SciannaVisti e scritti
Thursday 25 SeptemberPupi AvatiLa grande invenzione
Wednesday 8 OctoberFilippo La PortaRoma è una bugia
Thursday 9 OctoberGianrico e Francesco CarofiglioLa casa nel bosco

Upcoming events YAP MAXXI 2014Play with words