Last week there was a new meet-up of the Photography Social Club in Rome (https://www.meetup.com/it-IT/Photography-Social-Club-Roma/). This group, a member of the FIAF (Italian Federation of Photographic Associations), is organized by the doctor Osvaldo Sponzilli and is a point of reference for all those who love photography in its various aspects: Portrait, Glamor, Landscape, Street Photography, Street Portrait Photography and Travel Photography.
The title of the latter meetp is “ONCE UPON A MATTATOIO“.
Nihil difficile volenti is a Latin phrase whose translation is “nothing is difficult for the one who wants”. The Latin motto becomes a warning to the MAAM – Museum of the Other and the Elsewhere of Metropoliz and its inhabitants. The inscription, reproduced by the artist Pasquale Altieri, refers to the fact that one can even go into space and return with the LUNA, ideally set by Massimo De Giovanni between the beams of the courtyard ceiling, or perfect the Tower of Babel project, because this time the mixture of more languages and cultures has not generated chaos but has really brought a little closer to a god.
Obviously we can not fully understand the context and the reality of this unique place, where art saves space and space saves art, without knowing its history (http://www.artribune.com/attualita/2015/ 04 / the-history-of-the art-maam-take-life-in-one-odd-museum-in-rome-1 /).
It is open only on Saturdays from 11 onwards, the entrance costs 2 euros. We followed a free guided tour which lasted about 2 hours. Inside there is a restaurant canteen. At one o’clock a large group of cyclists arrived who had booked the restaurant. The internal works were made by artists from various parts of the world and the guide has deepened the meaning of each work.
MAAM Museum of the Other and the Elsewhere of Metropoliz
Via prenestina 913
Below are the photographs taken by Osvaldo Sponzilli: