WE ARE THE REVOLUTION
Camera, Centro per la Fotografia Torino
Curated by Ludovico Pratesi
14 luglio – 2 ottobre 2022
CAMERA presents We are the revolution. Art in Italy 1967-1977, curated by Ludovico Pratesi and organized and promoted by Archivio Luce Cinecittà in collaboration with CAMERA, an exhibition that aims to tell the evolution of art in Italy from 1967 to 1977, through a rich photographic documentation created by photographers of the calibre of Claudio Abate, Mimmo Jodice, Paolo Pellion, Paolo Mussat Sartor offering a direct and participatory look at events that have redefined the canons of International contemporary art.
In this period, driven by the protests of ’68, art leaves galleries and museums to come into contact with daily life, often with works closely linked to the profound social and political changes taking place, which are also concretized in the continuous and increasingly frequent contaminations with theater, cinema, literature and poetry.
In this historical juncture, photography becomes indispensable for narrating and documenting otherwise ephemeral practices. Through 150 images from the archives of the galleries and photographers who participated in these events, portraying exhibitions, performances, debates and actions, the exhibition tells the evolution of an international scene that sees Italy at the center of the artistic movement of the time. Paolo Mussat Sartor and Paolo Pellion tell the story of the Arte Povera adventure in Turin, in the Sperone, Tucci Russo and Christian Stein galleries.