Studio Malick, Bamako, 1966


During the event Fotografia Europea, Collezione Maramotti presents La vie en rose, the most important exhibition in Italy dedicated to African photographer Malick Sidibé until now.
More than fifty black and white photographs from the 1960's and 1970's document a fundamental period in the history of Mali: the country, after having won its independence, was full of new energy and new social and cultural dynamics. Sidibé narrates the nights of Bamako, the parties in clubs with exotic names, the dancing to the rhythm of Western music and young people's zest for life. Together with these photographs, a series of images documenting his long-time interest for studio portraiture where he has always tried to convey the spontaneity and beauty of people being depicted also through a very personal relational dynamic with them.

The exhibition is accompanied by a book full of images and with two contributions by the exhibition curators, Laura Serani and Laura Incardona. Published by Silvana Editoriale. Could be purchased in the bookshops or on the website of the publisher.


The exhibition, with free admission, may be visited during the opening hours of the permanent collection.
Thursday-Friday 2.30 – 6.30 pm
Saturday-Sunday 9.30 am -12.30 and 3.00-6.00 pm

Go to the book "Malick Sidibé. La vie en rose" on Silvana Editoriale website