October 21, 2017 - February 4, 2018

Seismic Sequence

Seismic Sequence

MATA, Modena

From October 21, 2017 to February 4, 2018 the MATA venue in Modena – a former tobacco factory –  will host Seismic Sequence, an exhibition curated by Filippo Maggia, in collaboration with Teresa Serra.

The exhibition includes works by seven international photographers  – Alicja Dobrucka (Poland), Hallgerður Hallgrímsdóttir (Iceland), Naoki Ishikawa (Japan), Tomoko Kikuchi (Japan), Eleonora Quadri (Italy), Olivier Richon (Switzerland/UK), Valentina Sommariva (Italy) –  who have been working in Emilia and in Central Italy to document the earthquake that struck the country between 2009 and 2016: a series of distinct events that, through images, are united in a choral dimension, despite the variety of views adopted by each artist.

To complete the project is a documentary video conceived and realised by Daniele Ferrero and Roberto Rabitti, shot in the same places visited by photographers, at different moments.

A further section of the exhibition is represented by an important selection of historical photographs of earthquakes in Italy, curated by Chiara Dall’Olio: from the 1857 quake in Basilicata to the dreadful event which severely damaged Messina and Reggio Calabria in 1908.

October 21, 2017 – February 4, 2018

MATA – Ex Manifattura Tabacchi
Modena, Via Manifattura Tabacchi 83

curated by
Filippo Maggia

in collaboration with
Teresa Serra

organised by
Fondazione Modena Arti Visive

under the patronage of
Protezione Civile Nazionale
MIBACT – Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
ANPAS – Associazione Nazionale Pubbliche Assistenze
Regione Emilia-Romagna

in media partnership with


press preview
Friday, October 20, 2017, 1.30 pm

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 6 pm

Wednesday-Thursday-Friday 3-7 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 7 pm
Mondays and Tuesdays closed

free admission

Skira, 2017