“Controverses” is in fact the controversial exhibit of photographs realized by the Lausanne Musée de L’Elisée, Daniel Girardin and Christian Pirker and hosted by the MNAF, Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia, in Florence from March 11th to June 6th.
During its international tour throughout Europe’s principle cities, this exhibition obtained a big success in terms of visits and positive critiques. Indeed, all the photographs arouse bitter controversies and debates, like “Virginal Love” by the Italian Oliviero Toscani.
Since 1839, the year in which photography was born, it has always been one of the most discussed forms of art, from the ethic and legal point of view. As a symbol of expression, freedom and human rights, but also of power and money, photography has often fought against authority, manipulation and censure. It has always provoked passionate debates in the art, sciences, politics, journalism, fashion, advertising and law fields.
The “Controverses” pictures told our history and its exeptional news in a unique way. Altogether, these images let us better comprehend how culture or society look at themselves, bringing us to consider contemporary debates in a different and more critical perspective.
Personally I think this show is really exiting for its meaning and the beauty of the shots themselves. I can’t wait to see it!
MNAF – Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia, Piazza Santa Maria Novella 14a r
from March 11th to June 6th, 2011
every day from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., closed on Wednesdays
Tickets: Adults € 9; reductions € 7,50; children until 5 free