A cosa serve l’utopia


Curators: Chiara Dall’Olio and Daniele De Luigi

In collaboration with Magnum/Contrasto


Wondering “what utopia is for,” the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano concluded: “to walk towards.” The exhibition explores the perennial tension between the drive forward given by the hope for change, and bitter disillusionment, the shattering of the ideal, through photographic and video works by some 30 artists and photographers including Mladen Stilinovic, Akram Zaatari, Yael Bartana, Daido Moriyama, Mario De Biasi and Francesco Jodice, from the collection heritage managed by the FONDAZIONE MODENA ARTI VISIVE and belonging to the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena and Modena City Council/Galleria Civica.


The exhibition itinerary places the works in dialogue with a number of images chosen from the archive of the Magnum photo agency, which through the eyes of great photo reporters such as Abbas, Bruno Barbey and Alex Majoli, portray the key moments of revolts and revolutionaries in their own countries, from Eastern Europe to Latin America, from China and Japan to the United States.



Palazzo Santa Margherita (sale superiori)

corso Canalgrande, 103






April 28 – July 22 2018

Opening April 27

Wednesday – Friday 10.30am – 1pm, 4pm – 7pm

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10.30am – 7pm



Full price: €6

Reduced for children and concessions: €4

Combined ticket (various shows by the FONDAZIONE MODENA ARTI VISIVE)


Special offer April-July 2018: single ticket for all shows: €6



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