10 November 2023 > 14 April 2024

focusMimmo JodiceMediterraneo

centro archivi
curated by Simona Antonacci

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Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 7 pm

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Archive materials, documents, exhibition posters and newspaper articles reconstruct the genesis and development of this project.

Mediterraneo began between the 1980s and 1990s, when Jodice developed a growing interest in the themes of antiquity, memory, and origins, pursuing visions that were outside of reality.

All this translated into various projects dedicated to Mediterranean culture and archaeology that began with an initial exploration of the Neapolitan area closest to him (Paestum, Neapolis, Pompeii, Cumae, Baia) and then extended to the Mare Nostrum – from Greece to Tunisia, from Jordan to Libya – to museums all over the world.

Jodice’s is a journey around the language of photography as an expression of his visions and, at the same time, a journey through a symbolic imaginary: a journey in search of the roots of his own culture guided by the idea of an extended city, which starts from the Gulf of Naples to embrace the Mediterranean basin and go even further.

in collaboration with Studio Mimmo Jodice; the photographs enter the MAXXI Collection thanks to the contribution of the Amici del MAXXI
header: Mimmo Jodice, Roman Boy, Boston, 2000 © Mimmo Jodice