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Sunday, July 16 to Sunday, October 22, 2023 | Gallarate

Exhibitions at MA*GA Museum 2023

The MA*GA Museum in Gallarate is set to host two wonderful exhibitions from Sunday, July 16.

  • GianMarco Porru. Stazione Celeste


From July 16 to August 31, GianMarco Porru presents a series of photographic works, created by drawing inspiration from the cultures and mythologies of the Mediterranean. In his works there is a constant transition between past and present and between folk traditions and contemporary visual culture. The museum will also host an environmental installation, project room dedicated to the artist's latest research realized through a performance workshop.

  • Il Profilo dell’Immagine. Arte e fotografia in Italia


From July 16 to October 22, for the first time the museum will dedicate the exhibition of its collection to photographic languages, including works by Armin Linke, Bruno di Bello and Paola di Bello. A rearrangement project that was created to present the new acquisitions obtained thanks to PAC2021 - Plan for Contemporary Art and Photography Strategy 2022. The research and exhibition project allows the public to see for the first time in its entirety, the collection of works related to the photographic languages of MA*GA, in which the new acquisitions fit organically.

The exhibition is divided into three sections that analyze different attitudes and methodologies of working around the image and photographic languages:

  • The first section is entitled Fragments of the Real and is dedicated to research between the 1960s and 1970s in which the photographic image emerges as a fragment of reality;
  • The second section accommodates research devoted instead to the idea of repetition, reproduction and multiplication;
  • The third section, on the other hand, is devoted to the idea of photography that investigates space as language and moves in search of an elsewhere.


Exhibition curated by Alessandro Castiglioni and Emma Zanella. Opening on Saturday, July 15 at 6 p.m.


  • Tuesday through Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Monday closed



  • 'Open' ticket: € 14
  • Full price ticket: € 12
  • Reduced ticket (under 26, over 70, FAI and Touring Club members, Ordine degli Architetti Varese, Italia Nostra members, Cai Lombardia members, Engel & Völkers employees, Camal Srl employees) : € 10
  • Reduced group ticket (from 15 to 25 people) : € 10
  • Special reduced ticket (under 18, Gallarate residents, Amici Museo Bodini members, teachers, Ricola employees, Lamberti S.p.A. employees, Banca Generali Private employees, Sea employees): € 8
  • School ticket: € 7
  • Free ticket: under 11 years of age, disabled persons with accompanying person, ICOM members, MA*GA FRIENDS members, AMACI members, MART Membership, GAMeC Club members, Musei Lombardia Valle d'Aosta subscription, accredited journalists with valid card, licensed tour guides, MA*GA paper free ticket holders, 1 teacher for every 10 pupils.
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