»Robert Mapplethorpe»

Choreography for an Exhibition

15.12.18 — 08.04.19

Phillip, 1979. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.
curated by Laura Valente, Andrea Viliani

Madre museum presents Robert Mapplethorpe. Coreografia per una mostra / Choreography for an Exhibition, a retrospective exhibition curated by Laura Valente and Andrea Viliani, dedicated to the work one of the masters of photography of the 20th century.

Organized in close collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, the exhibition includes more than 160 works, displayed in hypothetical dialogue with archaeological, ancient and modern works, and, for the first time in Mapplethorpe’s exhibition history, it will provide a never-before-seen performative program, involving some of the most important international choreographers.

The solo show at the Madre Museum coincides with the 30th anniversary of the first major retrospective exhibitions dedicated to the artist, among which the travelling exhibition The Perfect Moment, whose first chapter was presented at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in December 1988, just a few months after the artist’s death on March 9, 1989, at the age of 43.

Now closed, the museum will open tomorrow at 10am

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10.00 ⋅ 19.30 — Sunday 10.00 ⋅ 20.00
Ticket office closes one hour earlier / Closed on Tueseday