Curated by: Paola Riccardi

The show

The naked bodies of the statues seem to move, between chiaroscuro and psychedelic lights, in the shots by Sergio Visciano on display from 2 October to 1 November at the National Roman Museum in Palazzo Altemps. Twenty-three images that interpret some masterpieces of classical art belonging to the collections of the National Roman Museum, but also of the Capitoline Museums, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, the Archaeological Museum of the Phlegraean Fields in the Castle of Baia and Palazzo Mattei di Giove in Rome.

The project was among the winners of the expression of interest launched by the National Roman Museum in March 2020, as part of the "Archeology and Photography" project, with the aim of raising awareness of the Italian and foreign archaeological heritage through photographic language.

A photographic journey, between past and present, which took place in places that host ancient works of incomparable value and beauty.

The first body of the work, begun between 2006 and 2007, was carried out between Rome, Naples and Baia. Thus, a first group of works was established which were exhibited in 2011 at the Reggia di Colorno, as part of the ColornoPhotolife Festival, then subsequently, in 2018, the project saw the hospitality of the Archaeological Museum of the Phlegraean Fields in Castello di Baia, in the frame of which it has been inserted, with a site specific set-up both inside and in the external loggias.

Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Piazza di Sant’Apollinare, 46
00186 Roma


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