Paolo Di Paolo, Sottopassaggio pedonale, New York City, 1963. © Archivio Paolo Di Paolo
Tuesday 4 December 2018 ore 18:30 - 20:00

Book presentation.Paolo Di Paolo. Mondo Perduto. Fotografie 1954 – 1968

MAXXI Auditorium – free entry until full capacity
the first 10 holders of the myMAXXI card to write to will have the possibility to reserve a seat

An extraordinary photographer and poet able to recount the Italy of the ‘50s and ‘60s

While waiting for the great monographic exhibition to be held in March 2019, MAXXI and Gucci will preview the book dedicated to the work of Paolo Di Paolo, namely one of the main photographers of the intellectual magazine Il Mondo, il cui archivio è rimasto sconosciuto per oltre quarant’anni.

The book, conceived as an overview of the photographer’s work, is divided into sections showing the many interests of the author. Each theme is introduced by a text by a prominent figure in the field of culture and intellectuality delving into one of the crucial themes explored by Paolo di Paolo in his twenty years of work, either from a historical or a modern point of view: from Pier Paolo Pasolini to the parties organised in Roman palaces, from Tennessee Williams on the beach with his dog to Anna Magnani and her son, from Salvatore Quasimodo to Sofia Loren joking with Marcello Mastroianni at the Cinecittà studios, from Brigitte Bardot, Alberto Moravia and Federico Fellini to the sad faces of the people attending Palmiro Togliatti’s funeral.

Giovanna Melandri  President of Fondazione MAXXI

Marco Belpoliti italian artist and literary critic
Mario Calabresi italian journalist and writer, Director of the newspaper la Repubblica
Giovanna Calvenzi curator of the exhibition and the book Paolo Di Paolo. Mondo Perduto
Emanuele Trevi italian literary critic and writer
Paolo Di Paolo photographer

Moderated by
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi Director of MAXXI Arte