TERRANTICA

FACES, MYTHS AND IMAGES OF THE EARTH IN ANTIQUITY

Colosseum, Rome, Italy
23 April – 11 October 2015
curated by Maurizio Bettini e Giuseppe Pucci

The majestic corridors of the Colosseum host a major exhibition devoted to the cults of the Earth, from prehistory to the Roman imperial period. Terrantica. Faces, Myths and Images of the Earth in Antiquity, open to the public from 23 April to 11 October 2015, draws inspiration from the theme of Expo 2015 with a reflection on the powers of mother Earth, human and divine, narrated through 75 exhibits, including both ancient finds (statues, vases, reliefs), and contemporary photographs. These works evoke the long history of the earth through natural landscapes that speak of its ancient, sacred and magical nature.

The photographic section, curated by Roberta Valtorta, includes of 14 large photographic images, in black and white and colour by important contemporary Italian photographers from the Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea collections: Marina Ballo Charmet, Gabriele Basilico, Nunzio Battaglia, Antonio Biasiucci, Luca Campigotto, Carlo Garzia, Mimmo Jodice, Gianni Leone, Raffaela Mariniello, Domingo Milella, Claudio Sabatino, Roberto Salbitani, Sandro Scalia, George Tatge.

The exhibition is organized by the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo, il Museo Nazionale Romano e l’Area archeologica di Roma, in collaboration with Electa, and is curated by Maurizio Bettini and Giuseppe Pucci. The photographs come from the Museo della Fotografia Contemporanea and are curated by Roberta Valtorta.

The themes of the exhibition are covered in greater depth in the accompanying catalogue published by Electa.
 
 

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