Venice / Tre Oci - until 18 August 2019
Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice presents a large retrospective on Letizia Battaglia (Palermo, 1935), one of the most outstanding exponents of Italian photography. The show curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti includes 300 photographs, many of which have never been exhibited before, related to specific social and political contexts.
The themes are those that have formed the structure of Letizia Battaglia’s expressive character, avoiding clichés to concentrate on profound, ongoing social critique, while challenging the visual premises of contemporary culture.
The portraits of women, men or animals, as well as children, are just some of the chapters in the narrative; they are joined by views of cities like Palermo, perspectives on politics, life, death and love.
Known above all for her documentation of the mafia in relation to her city, during her career Letizia Battaglia has narrated poverty and protest, reality and the urban landscape.