Tina Modotti “Women, Mexico and freedom”


MUDEC - Museo delle Culture
Via Tortona, 56, 20144 Milano MI


01 May 2021 - 07 Nov 2021


€ 8-14

Tina Modotti “Women, Mexico and freedom”

Italian photographer, activist and actress Tina Modotti has left an indelible mark on the history of contemporary photography.

Her famous shots, which make up the collections of the most important museums in the world, are the symbol of an emancipated and modern woman, whose photographic art is inextricably linked to her social commitment.

During her intense life, she went through misery and fame, art and politics, arrests and persecutions. Poor and forced to emigrate, she could have followed the career of an actress, and take advantage of her rare beauty for the easy obtaining of economic comforts but her choice of freedom leads her instead to the study and deepening of her innate artistic skills.

Modotti expressed her idea of freedom through photography and civil commitment especially in Mexico, a country that had welcomed her and of which she became an icon, but soon crossed the borders of the Americas, to be recognized on the world art scene.

The exhibition “Women. Mexico. Freedom” at the MUDEC Museo delle Culture presents more than a hundred photographs, original prints, letters, documents and videos that will bring you closer to this extraordinary artist.

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    © Tina Modotti, 1929.