The MAN Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro presents a large anthology dedicated to Lisetta Carmi (Genoa, 1924), one of the most significant protagonists of post-World War II Italian photography.
The exhibition “Lisetta Carmi. Cheerful voices in the dark. Photographs in Sardinia 1962-1976 ”is curated by Luigi Fassi and Giovanni Battista Martini and is part of the research conducted by MAN on the relationship between the great Italian photographers and Sardinia; an aesthetic dialogue that sees its previous interlocutor in last year's retrospective on the work of Guido Guidi.
The exhibition brings to light an unpublished chapter of Lisetta Carmi's photography, the one dedicated to Sardinia, bringing together hundreds of black and white shots taken between 1962 and 1976 during numerous and repeated stays on the island.
The exhibition is completed by an unprecedented series of color slides portraying the landscapes of the Sardinian hinterland, with woods, rivers and lakes captured in their most arcane and evocative dimension.
Two sections of the exhibition are then dedicated to the I Travestiti series (1965-1971) and to the workers of Genoa - port (1964).
The first is the result of the years of attendance dedicated by Lisetta Carmi to the transvestite community of Genoa, relegated to the margins of society, sharing with empathy a newspaper that contrasts moments of common life with social marginalization.
The second is the result of a 1964 photo shoot on the workers of the port of the Ligurian capital, made with the aim of denouncing the harsh working conditions.
The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive monographic catalog published by Marsilio and accompanied by critical essays by Etienne Bernard, Nicoletta Leonardi, Giovanni Battista Martini and Luigi Fassi.
From Tuesday 19 January 2021 to Sunday 20 June 2021, the MAN of Nuoro also presents the exhibition project D'oro e verderame, a selection of works from the museum's permanent collection.