The exhibition at the Museum of Rome in Trastevere, through a selection of photographs and visual documents from the Luce Institute, gives us the image of Italy from 1960 to 1975, a period of great social, economic and cultural changes. The title of the exhibition, in fact, takes up that of the autobiography of Eric J. Hobsbawm, the great historian of the short century, and describes a crucial period, which led our country towards modernity.
Curated by Enrico Menduni, one of the leading mass media experts, the exhibition is an intense and eloquent journey which presents 124 images, all in black and white: from the first, showing the completion of the construction of the Pirelli skyscraper in Milan, to the last, which portraying a free Radio born in 1975. A non-didactic itinerary underlining the energy of renewal and the contradictions of a definite period of the economic ‘boom'.
The photos come from some of the most historic Italian photographic agencies: VEDO and DIAL, whose collections are kept in the large Luce Archive; the Publifoto Roma, and Archivio Farabola. Alongside the images of the great reportage artists such as Gianni Berengo Gardin, Pino Settanni, Carlo Cisventi, Caio Mario Garrubba, you can admire the shots of the photographers who have gone down in history, the so-called "paparazzi", who have been able to seize society secretly and by surprise to make scoops and costume criticism.
The exhibition is completed by a catalog, edited by Enrico Menduni, published by Electa, with texts by the curator and by Chiara Sbarigia, president of Cinecittà, reproducing all the images in the exhibition.
The exhibition is promoted and organized by Archivio Luce Cinecittà with Roma Culture, the Capitoline Superintendence for Cultural Heritage, in collaboration with CSAC - University of Parma, Rai Teche and with the patronage of the Municipality of Parma. Museum services Zètema Progetto Cultura.
Photo credits: courtesy of the Museum of Rome in Trastevere official site
Dal 13 maggio al 16 ottobre 2022
Dal martedì alla domenica ore 10.00-20.00
Ultimo ingresso un'ora prima della chiusura
Giorni di chiusura
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