Tina Modotti: the largest monographic exhibition ever presented in Italy
More than 300 works to tell one of the most important photographers of the 20th century
At Palazzo Roverella, the most comprehensive exhibition ever organized in Italy on the work of Tina Modotti (1896-1942). Over 300 works, including images, films, and documents, reconstruct the photographic work of one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. From architecture to still lifes, from depicting the daily lives of the working class, peasants, workers, children, and women, to the transformation of the outskirts with the arrival of the new modernity.
While her early steps as a photographer still bear the influence of the great American photographer Edward Weston, for whom she worked as an assistant and model during the Mexican Revolution years, Tina Modotti’s gaze soon developed its own personality, both in the choice of subjects and in their representation. As often happens, after her death in 1942, Tina Modotti’s figure was forgotten for many years. It wasn’t until 1977 when the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York dedicated a significant retrospective to her, marking the rediscovery of her work and confirming her role as a major figure of the 20th century.
The exhibition is curated by Riccardo Costantini with the collaboration of Gianni Pignat and Piero Colussi.