On the occasion of the celebrations for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023, on January 27, the civic museums of Rome host the widespread exhibition project that recalls and tells the drama of the Shoa.
Zakhor/Ricorda, curated by Giorgia Calò, includes six video installations in as many museums, which invite us to reflect on one of the darkest pages of history, the most heinous crime committed by men against other men.
The installations are dedicated to works created in the past by contemporary Israeli artists: The Nazi Hunters Room by Boaz Arad at Centrale Montemartini; Three Sisters by Vardi Kahana at the Ara Pacis Museum; Man walking on railways by Dani Karavan at the Museum of Rome – Palazzo Braschi; Whose Spoon Is It? by Simcha Shirman at the Museum of Roma in Trastevere; Seconda Casa. Gerusalemme – Roma by Micha Ullman at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna and Counterlight by Maya Zack at the Giovanni Barracco Museum of Ancient Sculpture. A QR Code accompanies each audiovisual work, allowing to download critical texts that tell the artists' life and works and a map of the host museum for a better experience.
The artistic language represents the impalpability of the works on display. Through provocation, reflection, accusation and resilience, it reminds us to preserve the memory because what we see on video exists because the "final solution" was not completed.
The exhibition project is promoted by Roma Culture, the Capitoline Superintendency for Cultural Heritage, the Embassy of Israel in Italy and the Jewish Community of Rome in collaboration with the Italy-Israel Foundation for Culture and the Arts.
The exhibition project is part of Memoria genera Futuro, the program of appointments promoted by Assessorato alla Cultura di Roma Capitale on the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023.
Photo: Maya Zack, Counterlight, 2016. Video © Maya Zack, Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Baracco
Dal 18 gennaio al 12 febbraio 2023