in the’European Year of Youththe exhibition “Blessed young woman. From Faganello to Instagram“, Presented today in the Kessler classroom of the Palazzo di Sociologia in Trento, offers an interesting selection of photographs which, crossing cultures and youthful worlds, becomes the engine of a lively confrontation between generations.
The inauguration is scheduled Friday, June 24, at 5.30 pm, in the beautiful setting of Castel Belasi in Campodennorecently opened to the public after years of demanding restoration work and now also enhanced as an exhibition space for the provincial historical photographic archive.
At the press conference, moderated by the curators of the exhibition Marta Villa and Katia Malatestathey were present Franco MarzaticoSuperintendent of Cultural Heritage of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Giuseppe Sciortinodirector of the Department of Sociology and Social Research at the University of Trento e Daniele Biadamayor of Campodenno. Here is the presentation press conference.
“The chosen plans represent a social cut, almost an incursion of” domestic archeology “into our community, which seems to be in profound transformation, with innovation brought by students, struggles for emancipation, new fashions and new An internal dialectic that makes us think and also sees an ironic look on the part of Faganello“, Marzatico commentedHe stressed that the provincial photographic archive, with nearly one and a half million photographs, is an amazing research tool, which “it allows us to focus on a cultural landscape and experiences of social and collective life“. Here is the interview with Franco Marzatico.
The improvement of the photographic background and its ability to show the big changes which, as in the case of the exhibition presented today, are elapsed from 68 to the presentalso stood out in the intervention of Sciortino. Mayor Biada recalled that Castel Belasiafter twenty years of restoration work, he comes back to life opening up to valuable projectswhich in this case also complete the cultural offer with a photo contest aimed at young people.
The initiative focuses on the work of Trentino photographer Flavio Faganello (1933-2005), an extraordinary narrator through images, who between the 60s and 70s was able to quickly capture the signs of the thunderstorm eruption in the youth scene as ‘us‘ social subject. The exhibition combines the author’s photographs with essays, novels, magazines, quotations from writings with contemporaries and especially the songs in vogue at the time as powerful vehicles of expression, identification and aggregation. There “soundtrack” of the exhibition is available on Spotify and Youtube, looking for the title of the exhibition.
These testimonies of the ‘yesterday’s youth“put into dialogue with a selection of project images”I know you’re a mask” from Center for Photographic Culture @ Trentothat in 2021, for the Barrio de Gardolohe faced, albeit lightly and playfully, the experience of the pandemic and the issue of the alteration of the perception of the face caused by the use of the mask, leaving us at the same time the image of a youth in his thirties which over time has become more diverse and plural.
The road ends with the beautiful photographs collected through the Amateur photography competition promoted in collaboration with Pro Loco Castel Belasi di Campodenno encourage participation in the community project through photographs found in family albums or dedicated to young people in the third millennium. The winners of the competition will be announced and awarded during the opening ceremony.
Therefore, as a whole, the project invites extend reflection to our time and generation Zmarked by the pandemic, which has altered the lives of children even more radically than others, but also by the new commitment to the environmentquickly evoked by younger participants.
The proposal, conceived and created by an intergenerational team, is finally completed through the parallel story in proposed images, with special attention to the languages and the sensitivity of the public of equalsby a trio of college students from all over the world Dedicated Instagram profile @mostra_castel_belasi.