The Metamorphosis of Nostalgia. Exoticism and Photography between Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Lugano, MUSEC, Villa Malpensata, 7 April 2019 – 23 February 2020

The exhibition opens a new space dedicated entirely to photography. The rooms are ground floor in Villa Malpensata and are dedicated to the famous ethnologist and photographer Fosco Maraini (1912-2004). Thanks to the main contribution of the Foundation’s collections, MUSEC’s interests in photography has now a unique space.

The exhibition will show about forty photographs. Among them a Japanese hand-colored album photo and a couple of beautifully lacquered inlayed albums owned by the Foundation.