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Category: museums

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Last year, Arianna and I went to the Fondation Beyeler in Basel. We saw an exhibition on Picasso’s rose and blue periods. We were planning to return this year for the exhibition on Edward Hopper. Our plans have had to adjust to a global pandemic, but we may still be able to pay a visit: the exhibition just re-opened and, unless things change, we could travel to Switzerland starting from early June.

In the meantime, Edward Hopper paintings have assumed a brand new meaning. As a recent article put it, we are all Edward Hopper paintings now. In his depictions of modern American life you may see very different things: sad loneliness, contented solitude, longing, hope, despair, isolation, meditation… The way you look at those images may tell something about your own experience with the lock-down.

Exhibitions and museums, 2019

Jeu de Paume: Dorothea Lange (Iris, Arianna – Paris). Museé de Quai Branly (Arianna, Jimmi – Paris). African House Bruxelles (Arianna, Delina, Giacomo, Anna – Bruxelles). Fondation Beyeler: Picasso. Blue and Rose Periods (Arianna – Basel). Philharmonie de Paris – Cité de la musique: Doisneau et la musique (Arianna – Paris). Archives de Paris: Mobile/Immobile (Arianna – Paris). Photo Winterthur (Gianni, Claudia – Winterthur. Museum für Gestaltung Zürich: Sebastião Salgado, Genesis (Gianni, Claudia – Zurich). Fotobastei  (Gianni, Claudia – Zurich). Jeu de Paume: Luigi Ghirri (Arianna – Paris). Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús: Now Nordic (Rejkyavik). Galleria Corsini: Robert Mapplethorpe. L’obiettivo sensibile (Roma). Reina Sofia: Images and Counter-Images from the Spanish Transition (Arianna, Madrid). Galleria degli Uffizi ( Cate, Giallu, Matte – Firenze). Muséee des droits de l’homme: Déclarations, photo exhibition Sebastião Salgado (Arianna – Paris). Musée des beaux-arts Le Locle: Mountains. The archives of Magnum Photos (Arianna – Le Locle). Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration (Old Tom – Paris). Maison européenne de la photographie: Carte blanche à Hassan Hajjaj (Arianna, Old Tom – Paris). MAMCO: Nous, saisonniers, saisonnières… Genève 1931 — 2019 (Pierlu, Sofia – Genève). Palazzo Morando: Milano anni ’60. Storia di un decennio irripetibile (Anna, Jonas, Irene – Milano). Museo del Novecento (Jonas, Irene, Giovanni, Giorgio – Milano). Fondazione Sozzani: World Press Photo 2019 (Arianna – Paris). Gran Guardia: Il tempo di Giacometti da Chagall a Kandinsky (Arianna, Daniela, Marco, Giulia – Verona).

Exhibitions and museums, 2018

Fotografiska: Inside Out and Hygiene: A Circle of Life (Iris, Erik, Jasper, Jasmine, Suuz, Giallu – Stockholm). Musée de l’Elysée: La beauté des lignes (Arianna – Lausanne). Centre Pompidou: David Goldblatt (Arianna – Paris). Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana (Thomoose – La Habana). Museu d’Història de Catalunya  (alone – Barcelona). Images Vevey: Les catacombes de Mr. Skeleton (Arianna – Vevey). Maison de la photographie Robert Doisneau: Pentti Sammallahti (Arianna – Gentilly). Jeu de Paume: Susan Meiselas (Arianna – Paris). Borsa Valori: World Press Photo Award Exhibition 2018 (Arianna – Torino). Fondation Louis Vuitton: Jean-Michel Basquiat – Egon Schiele (Arianna – Paris). Monnaie de Paris: Grayson Perry (Iris – Paris).

Exhibitions and museums, 2017

Museo del Cinema (Jonas, Tosan, Dani, Niels – Torino). Museo Egizio (Mapa – Torino). Palazzi Reali (Mapa – Venaria). Museo Civico Pietro Micca e dell’Assedio di Torino del 1706 (Anna – Torino). Museo Nazionale della Montagna Duca degli Abruzzi: Ex Libris
(Martina – Torino).
Pinacoteca Agnelli (alone – Torino). Camera Torino: L’Italia di Magnum (Guillaume- Torino). Il Museo del Violino: La nascita di Magnum (alone – Cremona). Museo di Bartali (Martina – Ponte a Ema). Galleria degli Uffizi (Martina
– Firenze). Museo Alto Garda: Segantini e Arco (Martina – Arco). Palais de Tokyo: Days are dogs (Arianna – Paris). Musée de l’Ethnographie Neuchâtel: L’impermanence des choses (Arianna – Neuchâtel). Fondation Cartier: Malick Sidibé, Mali Twist (Arianna
– Paris). Magnum Paris (Arianna – Paris). Fondation Cartier: Malick Sidibé, Mali Twist (Arianna – Paris). Camera Museum (alone – London). Museo Civico di Bassano del Grappa: Robert Capa Retrospective (Giulia – Bassano del Grappa).

Exhibitions and museums, 2016

Museo degli Innocenti (Mapa – Firenze). Museo del Cinema (Martina – Catania). MART (Martina, Anna, Felix, Fabio, Martina, Giallu – Rovereto). Museo del Risorgimento a Palazzo Carignano (Niels – Torino). Palazzo Madama: In prima linea. Donne fotoreporter in luoghi di guerra (Anna – Torino). Museo d’Arte Orientale
(Anna, Mapa – Torino). Museo di Antropologia Criminale Cesare Lombroso
(Martina, Martina, Fabio, Giallu, Niels – Torino).