Lost lands
Notes on a journey through a forgotten Italy

Exhibition - from sunday 20 nov 2022 | to sunday 26 feb 2023

  • Silvia Camporesi, "Veduta - Buonanotte Vecchio (Abruzzo)", 2013 - 2015, dal ciclo Atlas Italiae, Couresty l'artista

    Silvia Camporesi, "Veduta - Buonanotte Vecchio (Abruzzo)", 2013 - 2015, dal ciclo Atlas Italiae, Couresty l'artista

  • Gabriele Basilico, "Fiera di Primiero", 2003, Mart, Soprintendenza per i beni culturali

    Gabriele Basilico, "Fiera di Primiero", 2003, Mart, Soprintendenza per i beni culturali

  • Paolo Simonazzi, "Bergantino (Ro)", 2017, dal ciclo "Il filo e il fiume", Courtesy l'artista

    Paolo Simonazzi, "Bergantino (Ro)", 2017, dal ciclo "Il filo e il fiume", Courtesy l'artista

  • Flavio Faganello, "Fierozzo, San Francesco", 1960, Archivio Eredi Flavio Faganello

    Flavio Faganello, "Fierozzo, San Francesco", 1960, Archivio Eredi Flavio Faganello

When
from sunday 20 nov 2022 | to sunday 26 feb 2023
Cost
General admission €2
Credits
From an idea by Vittorio Sgarbi. Curated by Gabriele Lorenzoni
Where
Galleria Civica Trento
Type
Exhibition

The Galleria Civica of Trento continues its investigation into the contemporary with an exhibition that focuses on an extremely topical and urgent issue: the complex dynamics of anthropological, social and economic factors that leads to the abandonment of large areas of the country, especially mountainous areas far from the main centres and communication routes.

The territory of Italy, despite its significant economic, social, cultural, linguistic and historical differences, is united by an issue that is widely discussed but rarely addressed systematically by the political agenda: depopulation, with several instances of actual abandonment of large inland areas. These areas are sprawling, far from large cities, main communication routes, railway, airport and maritime infrastructures, and often characterised by enduring land management problems.

Through photographs by Gabriele Basilico, Silvia Camporesi, Flavio Faganello, Paolo Simonazzi, Italo Zannier and the videos of Vittorio De Seta, Franco La Cecla and Patrizia Giancotti, the exhibition documents abandoned places and landscapes; a world of silent villages, of human activities that resist the lure of migration, of great missed opportunities but also of possible futures, of sustainable development, of rebirths. More than two hundred photographs and four video entries offer an overall vision of our country from the 1950s to the present day. An unprecedented and inspiring journey to familiar or previously uncharted places, photographed from significant and unusual viewpoints.

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