ongoing Oliviero Toscani.

The show

At Palazzo Albergati in Bologna, Arthemisia presents the Oliviero Toscani exhibition from 8 April to 4 September 2022. 80 Years as a Situationist by Nicolas Ballario.

An exhibition that traces the career of the great photographer, over 100 photographs show the creative power and career of Oliviero Toscani through more and less known images.

“80 Years as a Situationist” is the title chosen for this great retrospective, not only to celebrate Toscani's vocation, but also for the 80th birthday that the photographer turned just a few weeks ago.

Through photography, Toscani made the world discuss issues such as racism, the death penalty, AIDS, war, sex, violence, anorexia and much more. There will be all his most famous campaigns on display, those that have shaken public opinion through billboards and newspaper pages, but also a lesser known Toscani, such as that of the very first years.

So among the works on display the famous Jesus Jeans poster 'Who loves me follow me', Kiss between priest and nun from 1992, the Three Hearts White / Black / Yellow from 1996, No-Anorexia from 2007 and many others, but also images created for fashion (from Donna Jordan to Claudia Schiffer, up to those of Monica Bellucci) and even those of her training period at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich.

Also on display are dozens of portraits that have "changed the world", such as Mick Jagger, Lou Reed, Carmelo Bene, Federico Fellini and the greatest protagonists of culture from the 1970s onwards. And again, a room is dedicated to the Razza Umana project, with which Oliviero Toscani has crossed hundreds of squares all over the world to photograph anyone who wishes, giving life to the largest existing photographic archive on the morphological and social differences of humanity, with over 10,000 portraits.


Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Via Saragozza, 28
40123 Bologna


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