The photographs by Massimo Vitali will be on display at the MAF – Ettore Fico Museum, starting on Wednesday 26 February 2020. The exhibition will include more than 30 works, chosen from the production of his last twenty-five years. The exhibition path not marked in chronological order is, in all respects, a sort of anthological exhibition. For those who know Vitali’s work it will be important to find the sunny Italian beaches crowded with people on vacation (1995), but it will also be a surprise to see, for the first time ever, the shots of Jovanotti’s concerts in his last Italian tour. Massimo Vitali’s work aesthetically draws on the Art History and not only that of photography. Italian by origin, Anglo-Saxon by training and with an international vision and attentive to the evolution of avant-garde research between the last century and the current one, the artist appears as a photographer inclined to leave no traces in his works of moments related to identifiable historical facts. His extremely frozen and crystallized world appears as if it is suspended in a still cinematographic image. There are never details identifiable with current historical facts, except for the titles that sometimes refer to crowded gatherings or fun evenings in the disco.
Massimo Vitali. Costellazioni umane, curated by Andrea Busto
MEF Ettore Fico Museum – via Francesco Cigna 114 – Turin
from Wednesday 26 February to Sunday 5 July 2020
catalog: Steidl Verlag
exhibition in collaboration with Mazzoleni, London – Turin