Dreamers. 1968: come eravamo, come saremo

Project Room | 8 November - 2 December 2018

50 years on from 1968 – Following the success of the Roman edition, which saw 20,000 people visiting the Museo di Roma in Trastevere, and the awarding of a medal by Head of State, Sergio Mattarella, for the social and cultural value of the initiative – Eni and Intesa Sanpaolo present “Dreamers. 1968: come eravamo, come saremo” (Dreamers. 1968: as we were, as we are) in TurinThe photographic and multimedia exhibition, which will take place in Turin at CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia and in the Intesa Sanpaolo skyscraper from 8 November to 2 December 2018, is the result of research done by Agi Agenzia Italia (an Italian news agency) into the materials of the period housed by historic Italian and international agencies.

The exhibition spreads over the city of Turin, developing at CAMERA, a real observatory for national and international photography, in the hall of the Intesa Sanpaolo skyscraper, the symbolic site of the bank and the city, and in Piazza San Carlo, along the arcades in front of the historical headquarters of the Group.

The initiative, which stems from an idea by Riccardo Luna, AGI director and that he curated hand in hand with Marco Pratellesi, co-director of the agency, outlines a real journey into the Italy and Turin of the period: a story told by images and videos of the country of the time, in order to relive, remember and re-study the fascinating history that forms the roots of today. As Riccardo Luna explains: “This is not an exhibition on the past but on the future; the future that the last generation dreamed of, and who was not afraid to change everything to make the world a better place. Who was moved and mobilised by distant wars; who took on the injustices suffered by others as their own; who made mistakes, of course, deluded themselves, fell, but believed, or rather, realised that true happiness cannot be only an individual but a collective feat, because if your neighbour suffers, so do you. No one can save themselves. What struck us when putting together this exhibition – leafing through the thousands of photos that dozens of agencies and archives made available to us with truly incredible generosity, as if everyone felt it was their duty to contribute to the reconstruction of a story that concerns our children so much more than our parents what struck us are the looks of the characters, the energy of their gestures, the new words they used.”

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