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OPENING IN MILAN, BACK TO PALAZZO MORIGGIA

BACK TO PALAZZO MORIGGIA | RISORGIMENTO MUSEUM

FROM MARCH 3RD UNTIL APRIL 14TH WITH AN EXTENSION FROM APRIL 24TH TO JUNE 9TH

“Here they fought!”, reportage which has now surpassed the threshold of forty photographic exhibitions, opens its 41st stop, where it all began in 2015: Palazzo Moriggia – Risorgimento Museum.

A return to the origins after bringing the memory of the Great War literally across Europe, from Rome to Helsinki.

An exhibition venue particularly exciting for me, thinking of how much ground I covered since then. It is the continuation of that journey, that is now on display in Milan. Photographs that have been added since 2015, as a continuation of my long pilgrimage to the battlefields.

A WORLD GRIEVOUSLY CHANGED

When I started the reportage, war existed but on a much smaller scale compared to today. Times in which we now witness an international law and multilateralism constant erosion. Relations between states that were born precisely to avoid the slaughter and destruction of people.

One more reason to visit the exhibition and reflect on how precious peace is.

FROM THE ALPS TO THE CARPATHIANS

On display there are 33 photographic shots of Great War’s battlefields. Firstly the Alps and, then, the distant and forgotten Carpathian Mountains. Where today war has returned to loom. The exhibition also features many different forgotten stories. From the British contingents on the Asiago Plateau, to the Czechoslovak Legionnaires in the Upper Garda, to the Italian minority in Austria at the time of war.

ACCORDING TO THE NEWSPAPER ‘IL GIORNALE’

This is another plausible reading of the exhibition, horribly Leopardian in its ability to highlight the continuous cycle, in its own indifferent way, of destructions and rebirths: those places of death and atrocious stories are now preserved in the magnificence of some of the most beautiful natural parks in Europe between Italy, Slovenia, and Austria. An exhibition path dramatically current, and therefore even more precious.

Simone Finotti

ON DISPLAY UNTIL JUNE 9TH

The exhibition will be available in the evocative Sala Vetri of the Risorgimento Museum at Palazzo Moriggia until June 9th, open every day with free admission. It is accompanied by some objects from the Civic Collections representing the war in all its brutality, as well as some old photos.

Once at the museum, apart from the exhibition, I suggest a visit to the splendid museum collection which includes, among unique pieces, the mantle, crown, and sceptre of Napoleon Bonaparte. Worn on the occasion of his coronation at the Milan Cathedral. A leap into the Risorgimento to retrace our origins.

Here is the link to the exhibition page of the Risorgimento Museum

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