31 May 2023 > 08 October 2023

Mario CresciAn exorcism of time

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curated by Marco Scotini
with Simona Antonacci


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Monday closed
Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 7 pm

Saturday and Sunday last entry at 5:30 pm

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More than 350 vintage works recount the photographer’s research during his 20 years of activity in Basilicata from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s.

In this historical and geographical context, Mario Cresci (Chiavari, 1942) developed a personal anthropological approach ‘on the field’, actively contributing to the region’s social, urban and cultural changes. In the works on display, the interiors of dwellings, people, urban spaces, architectural elements and objects of Lucanian tradition manifest themselves to evoke a collective symbolic horizon at once archaic and contemporary.

Recurring themes in the photographic research of many authors, such as presence and absence, perception of time, and interpretation of reality, appear in Cresci’s works in a new way.

header: Mario Cresci, Interni Mossi, Barbarano Romano 1978. Courtesy MAXXI Foundation

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