On Saturday 11 November at 11 a.m. it will be possible to discover the exhibition Nicolò Manucci. The Marco Polo of India thanks to a guided tour exceptionally led by the exhibition's co-curator Antonio Martinelli.
Tour in Italian.
Antonio Martinelli is a Venetian photographer who graduated in architecture from the IUAV in Venice. Parisian by adoption, he has become renowned at the international level thanks to his photographic experience in the fields of architecture, culture and travel.
Since 1973, he has been building a long and passionate relationship with India, which underpins various photographic projects, publications and exhibitions. His shots have been exhibited at the Scuderie del Quirinale, MAXXI (Rome), Museo del Novecento (Milan), Conciergerie, Musée Guimet (Paris) and at the Metropolitan Museum (New York).
Between 1995 and 1998 he perfected a personal project on the artistic and topographical heritage of India entitled Passaggi in India: Ieri e Oggi. It sets off in the footsteps of British artists Thomas and William Daniell and goes back to photographing the same views of India they took, 200 years later, and comparing them. He obtained the patronage of UNESCO for this project and has published books and catalogues for major exhibitions in Calcutta, Paris and Rome.