Silent presences, figures camouflaged in the rooms, contemporary profiles that reproduce the ancient faces of paintings and sculptures: visitors are the real protagonists of the exhibition “Effetto Museo. Instant intrusions into the Places of Art ", which Massimo Pacifico will present at the MANN from 31 October 2019 to 6 January 2020.
About fifty photographs, taken in the most important cultural institutes of the world, will represent a true act of love for the public of the Museums: a post-modern Grand Tour, thanks to which it will be possible to understand how much art resembles real life.
Many are the goals of Massimo Pacifico's creative journey: to name just a few, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the British Museum, Tate Britain and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Villa Stuck in Munich and the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, the Uffizi, Bargello and the Academy Galleries of Florence, Pinacoteca di Brera and Museo del Novecento in Milan; of course, there will be the National Archaeological Museum of Naples and the Museum and Real Bosco di Capodimonte. "Often I pass majestic thresholds, and photographer, and a lot. With open diaphragms and shutter speeds, as far as technology allows, short. I pretend to freeze unrepeatable moments and produce simple images, using an elementary lexicon. in the manner of Henry Cartier-Bresson, to align the lens to the eye and the heart ... and also to that part of the brain where irony alludes ”, says Massimo Pacifico, who, in recent months, presented his exhibition at "Marino Marini" Museum of Florence.
Thus, in rooms 94 and 95 of the Archaeological, visitors will "mirror" themselves in the images of Pacifico: it will be easy to smile for the joy of a mother who improvises dance steps with her little son at the Victoria & Albert Museum, recognizing herself in the concentration of two girls at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam while, next to them, a child improvises an escape, mingling in the austere suspension of a London old woman projected into the chivalrous subject of a canvas.
Museums, places of life, where a couple exchanges understanding glances between the masterpieces and the red meshes of the young interrupt the white of the busts standing on a wall; museums metaphorical spaces of the unexpected, in which real life and the life of art intertwine in a game of symmetries and dystonias framed by photos.