In her travels made in the company of artists, photographers, filmmakers including Alberto Moravia, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Maria Callas and others - such as Andrea Andermann, Gianni Barcellona, Roberto Faidutti, Sebastian Schadauser - Dacia Maraini has crossed several continents, from Central America to Asia.
Investigating with singular narrative skill the fascination of a past that continues to to evoke its grandeur, Maraini has been able to capture through the camera lens the monumentality of archaeological sites as well as the charm of nature. Having traveled to places that it would be unimaginable to reach with the same freedom today makes these documents all the more precious, evidence of a vanished world, tracks of a humanity that has been transformed.
The flow of tradition and modernity, of memory and oblivion, the power of nature, are poetically intertwined in the sequence of more than forty shots selected for this exhibition, to curated by Serafino Amato, which ideally dialogues with the rich collection of artifacts preserved in the halls of the Museo archeologico nazionale & Teatro Romano di Spoleto.
The exhibition pays tribute to the activity of Dacia Maraini, a writer and investigator of the cultural and social phenomena of our time, as well as to her multifaceted nature, which, in addition to literary narration was also expressed through the camera lens, offering the opportunity to get to know from closely one of the most influential Italian writers and thinkers.