sala della voliera
on the occasion of the exhibition In itinere
free admission subject to availability
presentation of COVID-19 (Super Green Pass) Certification required
The fossil skeleton of Mammuthus meridionalis, , the most important prehistoric find in the Abruzzo National Museum’s collection and one of the best-preserved and most complete specimens in the world, was found in 1954 at the former Santarelli kiln, a quarry where clay was extracted near Madonna della Strada di Scoppito, in the province of L’Aquila.
On the occasion of the exhibition In itinere, Claudia Pajewski meets the public in conversation with Massimo Sandal, author of the book La malinconia del mammut. Specie estinte e come riportarle in vita, to discuss the Bias project, a commission developed in collaboration with MUNDA, which uses photography to analyse both the scientific aspects and the symbolic and iconic value that the Mammoth represents for the city.
The title of the project (from the English “prejudice”, “distortion”) refers to the missing tusk of the Mammoth: this absence becomes an emblem of imbalance, marking a fracture in ancient times that links our fragility to that of the prehistoric animal and reminding us – as Sandal says in his book dedicated to the history of the great extinctions – that on Earth nothing is forever.
Introduced and moderated by
Fanny Borel MAXXI L’Aquila Curatorial Office
in conversation with the artist
Massimo Sandal writer and scientific journalist
Claudia Pajewski is a professional photographer specialised in ADV portraits, street and theatre scene photography. She works between Rome and Milan with record companies, editorial offices, communication agencies, companies, cultural organisations and foundations.
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