Expiatory Chapel, Monza
'Other gazes' is a book series curated by art historian Maura Picciau that explores Italy’s lesser-known museums and places through the eyes of great photographers and the words of writers and critics, and rediscover the Italian artistic heritage with other gazes. Depicting a place of death with a positive take is a difficult task for any photographer: this is the case of the Expiatory Chapel of Monza, an imposing monument that stands on the spot where King Umberto I of Savoy was killed. In her work To the good king, Silvia Camporesi succeeds in this challenge, inviting us to learn more about this controversial monument from a new perspective. Lisa Parola, an innovative art historian, cleverly tackles the contradictory nature of the celebratory chapel, while Marinella Paderni critically examines Camporesi’s photographic research.
|64 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, hb, Italian/English