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The ‘Dante 700’ exhibition in Madrid
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The ‘Dante 700’ exhibition in Madrid

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A portrait of Dante and the places visited by the Supreme Poet in Massimo Sestini’s photographs, on display in Madrid.
Dante 700 Madrid
Dante 700 Madrid

As part of the Madrid Ciudad Dantesca’ initiative to mark the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, the Italian Embassy in Spain and the Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid are presenting the ‘Dante 700. A portrait of Dante and the places visited by the Supreme Poet in Massimo Sestini’s photographs exhibition, curated by the MUS.E Association with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

After first being presented in Rome, inside the Quirinal Palace, followed by a second stop in Florence, in the Santa Maria Novella complex, this exhibition is now continuing on its international tour, arriving to Madrid, to the Palacio de Abrantes, home of the Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid, after first stopping in Brussels (Italian Cultural Institute), and in Paris (UNESCO headquarters).

A photographic exhibition made up of 20 images, created by Massimo Sestini, an internationally renowned photojournalist who is known for his ability to capture reality through fresh eyes, using experimental and unconventional photographic techniques. From Florence, Dante’s birthplace, to Ravenna, where his remains lie, passing via the source of the Arno on Mount Falterona. Venice, Rome, Verona and Poppi are also featured on this journey to discover – in true reportage style – the extent to which this poet continues to accompany our lives today. Sestini’s photographs avoid becoming like postcards, thanks also to his use of innovative equipment, such as telescopic rods, drones and underwater cameras.

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