Micamera is pleased to invite you
Wednesday, September 29th 2021 at 6.30pm
Museum GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Milano (Palazzo Reale)
Via Palestro, 16, Milan
Cinque Viaggi (1990-98), MACK, 2021 (available here)
a conversation between Guido Guidi and Roberta Valtorta
booksigning will follow
Between 1990 and 1998, Guido Guidi made five trips from Cesena to Lombardy, on account of two public commissions: Archivio dello spazio and Milano senza confini. These projects, commissioned by the Province of Milan and carried out between 1987 and 1998, were entrusted to Roberta Valtorta.
The book Cinque viaggi brings together a number of photographs made there, forming an investigation of one city and its peripheries in the throes of economic and social transformation. As Guidi follows the canal from out in the suburbs toward the city centre, his attention and visual language move from the vernacular to the metropolitan, from wider horizontal views to vertical ‘cuts’ in the urban fabric, from entire buildings and scenes to glimpsed façades and doorways. Along the way, we also encounter inhabitants: a group of young men gathered in a Pasolini-like scene on a bridge in the city’s outskirts; occasional passers-by working, shopping, or stopping to smoke on the city streets; disconnected couples and disparate individuals whose loose citizenship coheres the urban sprawl.
While previous books, such as Per Strada (2018) and Tra l’altro (2020), demonstrated Guidi’s fascination with the rural and small-town landscapes of his native region, Cinque viaggi turns to metropolitan Italy, documenting the dramatic socio-economic changes that have transformed it over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
With essays by Corrado Benigni, Antonello Frongia, and Roberta Valtorta.
* green pass is necessary to enter location
* limited availability of places – please book your seat sending an email to [email protected]
* Guido Guidi will sign the copies of his books before and after the talk. Book your signed copy here
* the talk will be recorded and published on line soon
Roberta Valtorta e Guido Guidi / Paola Zatti – GAM, Galleria d’Arte Moderna / MACK / Viasaterna
Cover image: Guido Guidi, Lazzate, 1997
Article image: Guido Guidi, Milano, 1990