Behind the scenes of Surrealitalia at Malpensa Airport.
In 2016 I was presenting the photographic exhibition “Sri Lanka: Immagini in Viaggio”.
While I was exhibiting at the Ospedale Maggiore in Lodi, I thought of proposing the project in other public spaces.
I was able to interface with the artistic direction of the Milan airport spaces.
Immediately there was interest in my photographic proposal, specifying also the the long waiting times and construction of an exhibition within these spaces.
Also because, at that time, there was no exhibition space.
In fact, the idea of creating this space was born thanks to my proposal and for me this thing has immense value.
Time passed and after a few months I was asked if I had a more thematic and less wide-ranging photographic project as it was on Sri Lanka.
Just at that time I was proposing the latest photographs taken in Italy and from this request there was the input that led me to “pack” the project “Surrealitalia”.
Project that is born in function of this space.
From the beginning there was a very positive feedback and the desire to expose me to Malpensa became even more evident.
I have never failed to trust those who have believed in me and the desire to expose the project.
Several months after my proposal I started to propose Surrealitalia with previews of 10 photographs.
First in Paullo (MI) in the summer and then in Lodi, again at the Ospedale Maggiore, in the Christmas period.
Just as I was exposed in Lodi, I received the call with the official date of the exhibition at Malpensa.
On 9 March I opened and it was really fantastic to finally see this group project completed, which not only sees me involved as an author with my shots, but also saw me participate indirectly in the creation of a space that is a small cultural contribution in the airport context.
The exhibition will remain on display until the end of May / beginning of June.
How to reach it:
Malpensa Airport – Terminal 1.
Opposite the entrance of the Sheraton Hotel and the Trenitalia Desks.
Parking No. 3.
Here are some shots of the inauguration. Thanks to Roberto Macagnino for these photos.