Olnick Spanu founders of Magazzino Italian Art in Cold Spring, New York, visited Musei Civici in Cagliari, Sardinia | August 17, 2017
Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu sign the guest book in the presence of Paola Mura, Director of Cagliari’s Musei Civici, after their visit of the current exhibition “Landscape and identity. Stories of places, women and men. The great Magnum reporters in Sardinia.”
On view at Palazzo di Città, the former Town Hall, from July 21 to November 26, 2017, the exhibition is enriched with a selection of artworks from the main corpus of the permanent collection, which includes artists such as Maria Lai, Foiso Fois, Aligi Sassu, Melkiorre Melis, Constantino Nivola and Pinuccio Sciola, to name a few.
The exhibition, curated by Musei Civici di Cagliari and Ilisso Publishers of Nuoro, with the installation by Paola Mura and Antonello Cuccu, highlights Magnum Photos, one of the most prestigious photo agencies in the world, in a show dedicated to pictures captured in Sardinia by its most famous reporters including: Henri Cartier-Bresson and David Seymour—Magnum founders—Bruno Barbey, Werner Bischof, Leonard Freed, and Ferdinando Scianna.
Comprised of 70 images shot between WWII and the 1960s, the display is part of the Cagliari Paessaggio Festival, an initiative to highlight the dynamic relationship between man and land in the dialogue between landscape, culture, art and history.