Massimo Vitali (IT)

Leporello 2020

29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022
Image: Massimo Vitali, [Manarola Paranco, August 15th, 2020], from the series [Leporello 2020]. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Massimo Vitali, Manarola Paranco, August 15th, 2020, from the series Leporello 2020. Courtesy the artist.


29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022


Southgate [i]
Shop 5, Upper Level 3,
3 Southgate Ave, Southbank
Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm
Sat – Sun, 10am – 4pm




Wheelchair access



The Italian Cultural Institute, together with Monash Gallery of Art, presents the first solo exhibition in Australia of the famous Italian artist, Massimo Vitali.

He is best known for his large-scale colour images of beaches and mass leisure events. Vitali has never been drawn to emptiness, and deserted cities hold little interest for him. Following the spring lockdown, as soon as it was possible to leave the house in Italy and travel outside one’s own town, people began to return to the beaches. And Vitali was there, ready to capture the Italians during their moments of relaxation and leisure, as if to ask himself if they had really changed.

Presented by The Italian Cultural Institute and Monash Gallery of Art

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March