After having excited public and criticism at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, the Fabbrica del Vapore di Milano and Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi in Venice, Nobody Excluded, the photographic exhibition of the artist Christian Tasso, guest at Palazzo Merulana from 4 December 2021 to 16 January 2022.
On display is a selection of the artist's medium and large-format photographs, made in film and developed manually in the darkroom, investigating diversity with a look away from rhetoric and pietism. Christian Tasso's photographs present a journey in fifteen countries of the world, which is a journey of human relations and of very deep respect for each other - a respect that perhaps only art can express -, also documented by the book of the same name published by Contrast in 2020, with the critical text by Alessandra Mauro and a reflection on the diversity of the writer Giuseppe Pontiggia.
It is no coincidence that the exhibition at Palazzo Merulana was inaugurated on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021, established by the UN in 1981 and which has since then been held every year on December 3. The strength of the social message, inherent in the choice of this date, becomes explosive thanks to the expressive capacity of Tasso's art, which literally overturns the point of view on the subject.