Ugo Mulas. L’operazione fotografica
Edited by Denis Curti and Alberto Salvadori
Marsilio Editori, Venice, 2023
One of the most important figures in post-World War II international photography, self-taught photographer Ugo Mulas (Pozzolengo, 1928 – Milan, 1973) realised early on that being a photographer means providing a critical and conscious testimony of society.
This volume offers a synthesis providing an overall reading that opens up to the various experiences tackled by this extraordinary photographer, transversal to all pre-established genres and capable of delving into a range of different themes. From his beginnings in the suburbs to the Venice Art Biennale to the Jamaica Bar at Brera in Milan, from his early experiences with design, fashion and Mila Schön; the world of theatre with Giorgio Strehler and the Spoleto Festival to his friendship with Marcel Duchamp and Lucio Fontana; as well as the immense reportage dedicated to artists Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, to name but a few, with portraits of Max Ernst, Giacometti, Mirò, Morandi, Pasolini and many others. The world of culture and literature, his close