Letizia Battaglia, Via Pindemonte, Ospedale Psichiatrico. Palermo 1983
Thursday 23 February 2017 ore 18:00 - 19:30

La Mia Battaglia

MAXXI Auditorium
Admittance €5 – free for myMAXXI cardholders

Screening of the documentary film
La Mia Battaglia. Franco Maresco incontra Letizia Battaglia

by Franco Maresco, 2016, duration 30′.
Produced by the Municipality of Palermo, the Department of Culture, and thanks to the collaboration with the Fondazione Sambuca, on the occasion of the exhibition Letizia Battaglia. Just for passion.

Palermo: photography, mental illness at the Via Pindemonte Psychiatric Hospital, life and death, love and old age. These are just a few of the themes tackled by the great photographer Letizia Battaglia in a “close encounter” with Franco Maresco, which sees the light of day after a 20-year delay. The result is the intense and previously untold story of a city that Battaglia has rendered famous throughout the world for its savage violence, but also its grace, innocence and determination not to surrender.

To follow
Letizia Battaglia in conversation with Franco Maresco

A seminar exploring the themes suggested by the documentary film La Mia Battaglia and the work of one of the most important figures in contemporary photography, not only for her photos firmly lodged in the collective imagination, but also for the civic and ethical value she has brought to the practice of photography.

Introduced by
Giovanna Melandri President, Fondazione MAXXI

Paolo Falcone co-curator of the exhibition Letizia Battaglia. Just for passion
Margherita Guccione Director, MAXXI Architettura
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi Director, MAXXI Arte