He has described Italy’s landscape, its provinces and its outskirts, but also the collapse of the legend of modernity, the transformation of China and the globalization of the Far East, the cities of the whole world viewed from above, and the relationship with Nature. Olivo Barbieri (Carpi, 1954) is one of Italy’s most important contemporary photographers and from May 29 to November 15, 2015 MAXXI will hold the first major Italian retrospective of his work entitled OLIVO BARBIERI. IMMAGINI 1978 – 2014 curated by Francesca Fabiani. The exhibition presents a selection of over 100 works – photographs, films and other materials – which illustrate this photographer’s artistic trajectory from the late 1970s to the present, and it is also the chance for the creation of a new work dedicated to the Adriatic Coast, produced specially for MAXXI, thanks to Eni main partner of the exhibition.

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