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A new photo gallery in the Farnesina Art Collection
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A new photo gallery in the Farnesina Art Collection

Categories: Culture and creativity -Visual Arts

The fifth floor exhibition space has been redesigned with new works by the great masters of photography of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Gianni Berengo Giardin, Polesine, Veneto
Gianni Berengo Giardin, Polesine, Veneto

The Farnesina Collection has been enriched with a large number of new works that expand the photo gallery on the fifth floor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation building.

Thanks to the work of the Scientific Committee and the generosity of the donors – artists, private collectors, archives and foundations – the Farnesina Collection is now home to new works by the great masters of photography, both photojournalists and artists who use the medium of photography in their experiments.

In addition to the works already present by Matteo Basilé, Chiara Bettazzi, Gea Casolaro, Loris Cecchini, Sarah Ciracì, Paolo Consorti, Vittorio Corsini, Ninni Donato, Mimmo Jodice, Marco Marcotulli, Paolo Meoni, Luca Pancrazzi, Agnese Purgatorio, Mustafa Sabbagh and Cesare Viel, there are now works by Paola Agosti, Isabella Balena, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Massimo Berruti, Antonio Biasiucci, Piergiorgio Branzi, Romano Cagnoni, Silvia Camporesi, Luciano D’Alessandro, Paola Di Bello, Franco Fontana, Luigi Ghirri, Mario Giacomelli, Alex Majoli, Paolo Ventura, Riccardo Venturi and Luigi Veronesi.

This renewed section of the Farnesina’s contemporary art collection, together with the works of the graphic design, illustration and street art gallery, is also the subject of the forthcoming catalogue of the Farnesina Collection, which will soon be available in major Italian libraries and on our website, in pdf format.

As Giovanna Calvenzi, a member of the Scientific Committee and president of the Fondazione Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea (MUFOCO), writes in the introductory text to the Collection’s photographic gallery:

the commitment was and is twofold: to bear witness to the evolution of the artistic language that has characterized the recent history of Italian photography and to propose a selection of names that takes into account the important figures that have contributed to the creation of our visual heritage.

We look forward to seeing you at the next opening of the Farnesina Collection, at the end of January, to discover the new photography section!

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