“Suspended Time: Works by Sergio Scabar”
for the first time on display in Milan
at BAG – Bocconi Art Gallery


JANUARY 25th – APRIL 20th, 2024

MIA Photo Fair is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition “Suspended Time: Works by Sergio Scabar,” dedicated to the great Friulian photographer. Conceived by Fabio Castelli and curated by Angela Madesani, the exhibition will take place at BAG – Bocconi Art Gallery starting from January 25, 2024.

The exhibition is part of the rich calendar of MIA Photo Fair initiatives and presents the latest works of the photographer, featuring unpublished images from the artist’s family and private collections.

“They are all unique pieces,” comments Angela Madesani, the exhibition curator. “The uniqueness is also expressed by the frame, which imparts a different sense to the works each time. These are works that require a long viewing time, contrasting with the increasingly widespread visual consumerism of our days.”

As Fabio Castelli, the creator, and curator of the project, states, the choice of this artist aims to recall the intention expressed in the concept of Bocconi exhibitions, presenting Italian and international authors of international caliber, relatively less known in Italy and especially in Milan.

The exhibition will be open from January 25 to April 20, 2024, free to visit from Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM and on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Bocconi University, Via Sarfatti 25, 20136 Milan – basement.

ITA Sergio Scabar, Silenzi di luce. Memorie di cose fotografiche n.3, 2007, 32 x 41 cm. Stampa alchemica ai sali d'argento su carta baritata, esemplare unico, collezione privata

Sergio Scabar, Silenzi di luce. Memorie di cose fotografiche n.3, 2007, 32 x 41 cm. Silver salt alchemical print on barite paper, unique specimen, private collection



Sergio Scabar was born in Ronchi dei Legionari (Gorizia) in 1946, where he lived and worked until his passing in 2019. He began his interest in photography in 1964. From 1966 to 1974, he sporadically participated in national and international competitions, predominantly using photography for storytelling and reportage purposes. Subsequently, in the 1980s, his work took a substantial turn as the human figure exited his works, and his focus shifted towards nature, sublimating both its material and conceptual aspects. With the work “The Theater of Things” in 1996, he began using an alchemical silver salt print, a “unique specimen.” The artisanal working method became more prominent compared to his earlier works.


Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM / Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Free Admission.

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