The art in Italy in the sixties and seventies, the performances, the installations, the artistic and intellectual vivacity of a unique historical period that turned the international spotlight on the experiments of our country and gave prestige to the creative movements of artists such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Mario Merz, Alighiero Boetti, Jannis Kounellis, Joseph Beuys, Marina Abramovic and many others.
CAMERA - Italian Center for Photography continues in its path of enhancing the role of photography among the great languages of the twentieth century , in particular in its relationship with the most important artistic currents of the twentieth century.
After the great exhibition of MoMA's masterpieces, CAMERA proposes, in fact, a double appointment, CAMERA DOPPIA , dedicated to photography and Italian art of the sixties and seventies, a period extraordinarily rich in visual, intellectual and social stimuli .
We are the revolution. Arte in Italia 1967-1977 and Ketty La Rocca. If I fotovivo. Works 1967-1975 are the two major exhibitions, one collective and one personal , at CAMERA from 14 July to 2 October 2022, which tell the climate of those years between experimentation, research and invention of new artistic forms . The protagonists are the artists, their faces and their bodies: photography is the testimony, for example, of the birth of Arte Povera in Turin - one of the most important movements of the second half of the century - or of the great events that transform exhibitions into unpredictable events involving entire communities, as in the case of the historic exhibition held in Amalfi in 1968: revolutionary years in every area, which photography tells through iconic shots .