Leonardo and the civilization of water
Sala degli Alabardieri - Piazza del Comune, 8 - Cremona
Until 28 February 2020

Cremona hosts the exhibition The voice of the Adda: Leonardo and the civilization of water. Milan, Cremona, Sondrio, cities closely connected to the Adda River, in a show curated by Alberto Martinelli and Fabrizio Trisoglio.

The exhibition celebrates the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, and through photographs reproduced on panels, it reconstructs the course of the Adda. From the source in the Retic Alps to Valtellina, and onward to Cremona, through images of large hydroelectric plants of the former Milan municipal utility, works of industrial archaeology, views of the territory and the context of mountains, nature, technology, agricultural and society.

The exhibition itinerary – featuring works by outstanding photographers like Antonio Paoletti, Guglielmo Chiolini, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Francesco Radino, Luigi Bussolati – ranges from rare images from the second half of the 1800s from Fondo Vismara, to those of the 1930s and 1950s, all the way to the extensive contemporary items of the 1980s and the more recent photographic surveys commissioned by Fondazione AEM.