On display at the Madre 42 unpublished shots of the great Roman actor and director, for the first Campania stage in the history of the La Milanesiana Festival, conceived and directed by Elisabetta Sgarbi, which for the 2020 edition inaugurates the partnership with the Donnaregina Foundation for contemporary arts . The La Milanesiana Festival arrives in Campania for the first time, conceived and directed by Elisabetta Sgarbi, which for the 2020 edition inaugurates the partnership with the Donnaregina Foundation for contemporary arts / Madre museum with an absolute preview exhibition dedicated to the photographic gaze of Carlo Verdone, open from 30 July to 1 November 2020.
The exhibition, curated by Paolo Mereghetti and Elisabetta Sgarbi, will see 42 unpublished shots of the great Roman actor and director, who for the first time shares his passion for photography with the public. A colorful tale of the sky and a poetic journey into the real and fantastic forms that the artist's eye captures in the apparent randomness of nature. “My camera - says Verdone - always points high, towards the sky. It always amazes me, fascinates me, reassures me, worries me. It attracts me because it is never the same. Sometimes it seems like God's mood. Other times an immense page where I find mysterious phrases and drawings written by the clouds. But you have to hurry, to grasp the meaning in an instant before everything falls apart and dies out. Before the sun, sinking into the horizon, turns off the light on the divine ceiling. "
On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition, Thursday 30 July at 20.00, the courtyard of the Madre will host a special evening, which will see Carlo Verdone in dialogue with the critic of Corriere della Sera Paolo Mereghetti, with speeches by Elisabetta Sgarbi and Laura Valente. Thursday 30 July 2020, to allow the set-up operations for the inaugural event of the Carlo Verdone exhibition. Clouds and colors, the museum will exceptionally close at 5.00 pm (last admission at 4.00 pm), to reopen at 7.00 pm and allow the participants to enter the event, possible until all available seats are exhausted, in compliance with the prevention and containment measures of the infection from Covid-19.
Carlo Verdone is an actor, director, screenwriter, writer. In his career he has won 9 David di Donatello, 8 Silver Ribbons and 3 Gold Globes as well as numerous awards, in Italy and abroad, including the Truffaut Prize, the Bianchi Prize and the Bresson Prize. He has signed two opera directions, the Barber of Seville at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and La Cenerentola on Rai Uno and worldwide. Two theatrical performances written, directed and interpreted. He wrote Fatti Coatti (or almost) with Marco Giusti and La casa sopra i portico. He received a doctorate in Cultural Heritage, Environment and Territory from the University of Tor Vergata and on 2 June 2018 he was appointed Grand Officer of the Italian Republic by President Sergio Mattarella. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the jury that awards the Oscars. Carlo Verdone is the author who more than any other has been able to tell, in 27 films directed, written and interpreted and 13 as an actor, with a sharp, irreverent and always original gaze, the changes in society and in the customs of Italians in the last 40 years.