Curated by: Irina Zucca Alessandrelli
From Friday 21 June to Sunday 20 October 2019, the MAN Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro will be the first Italian museum to host a major exhibition devoted to Guido Guidi (Cesena, 1941), one of the most important names in Italian post-war photography. "Guido Guidi - IN SARDEGNA: 1974, 2011" is an exhibition curated by Irina Zucca Alessandrelli and produced by the MAN in partnership with the ISRE, Istituto Superiore Regionale Etnografico della Sardegna. It will feature 250 unpublished photographs illustrating Guido Guidi’s relationship with Sardinia, some taken during his first visit in 1974 and others in 2011, the year he worked on an important commission for the ISRE.
The exhibition provides both an anthropological and environmental account of the changes that took place on the island over the course of four decades, exploring the medium of photography by juxtaposing black and white images from the 1970s with colour pictures from the 2010s.
Faces and traces of human presences, as well as dwellings, dirt tracks and pools of water, become the subjects of a story without protagonists uncovered by the encounter with the photographic lens. This tale told by images illustrates how Guido Guidi’s style developed over the years.