28 november h.6.00 pm
sala colonne primo piano


29 October 2015

Negotiating Amnesia Italian colonial amnesias exhibited at Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea


Opening on the 28th November at 18.00, in collaboration with 56° Festival dei Popoli – International Documentary Film Festival – and the Alinari Archive, the exhibition presents a meditation on a semi-forgotten chapter of Italian history: colonialism. Through the production of an essay film and a pedagogical project, the artist-researcher Alessandra Ferrini reveals the legacies of the Italian occupation of East Africa and the perception of this historical period, too often a blind-spot within Italian collective memory. Investigating public and private politics of memory and amnesia, the project stems from an analysis of images from the Alinari Archive, of monuments and memorials linked to the colonial past as well as of history textbooks used in Italian high-schools from 1946 to today. The exhibition will present the film and an installation that, while revealing the artist’s research process, will function as a work-in-progress, which will be activated by workshops with high school students. The exhibition is curated by Livia Dubon. Preview Saturday 28 November, 18.00, Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea, Piazza delle Murate, Free entry. For the occasion the Azienda Agricola Lanciola will be kindly offering its prestigious wine. The exhibition is open from 01st until 09th December, from Tuesday to Saturday, 14:00-20:00. Info Tel: +39 055 2476873 Mail: Web: