About the exhibition
The exhibition “Tina Modotti. Donne, Messico e libertà” features a selection of around 100 pictures and original silver salts prints from the 1970s made from Tina Modotti’s negatives, as well as letters and documents kept by her sister Jolanda. The masterpieces on display re-create the fascinating story of the artist’s life. Tina Modotti’s was a free spirit, who lived through poverty, art and political and social commitment, arrests and persecution, but who also aroused boundless admiration for her full and constant respect for herself, her thoughts and her freedom.
Her shots, which make up the collections of the world’s most important museums, are the symbol of an emancipated and modern woman, whose photographic art is inextricably linked to her social commitment.
More about Tina Minotti
One of the greatest female interpreters of the artistic avant-garde of the last century, Tina Modotti expressed her idea of freedom through photography and civil commitment, becoming an icon of the country that welcomed her but soon transcending the borders of Mexico in her short life, to be recognised on the world art scene. Even today, Tina Modotti remains the symbol of an emancipated and modern woman whose art is inextricably linked to social commitment.