Io sono una poesia

Periodo: 12 Dec 2018 - 05 May 2019

Io sono una poesia“, the exhibition about  the art of Modena of the decade ’62 -’72″will be at Musei Civici

Inauguration with a toast, Sunday 16 December at 5pm at the Musei Civici in Palazzo dei Musei in Modena in Largo Sant’Agostino, for the exhibition “Io sono una poesia“. Words on walls and the arts in the Sixties between Modena and Reggio Emilia”, which will be set up and can be visited free of charge until May 5, 2019. With a selection of works and a display to involve, the exhibition created by the Musei Civici Modenesi in collaboration with the Reggio Emilia and the Visual Arts Foundation of Modena, offers a glimpse of the lively cultural and characteristic climate of the two cities between 1962 and 1972.

The exhibition was premiered on Thursday, December 13 by Culture Councilor Gianpietro Cavazza with Francesca Piccinini, director of the Civic Museums and co-curator of the exhibition with Stefano Bulgarelli and Luciano Rivi, and with Elisabetta Farioli, director of the Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia

The “Io sono un poesia” exhibition is the second stage of an investigation aimed at restoring the cultural and artistic climate between Modena and Reggio Emilia in the 1950s and 1960s, a fertile period for both cities and subject to continuous exchanges and customer relations. The first step, in the 1950s, was entrusted to the exhibition “Nightmares and dreams of the province. Giorgio Preti and the arts in Modena and Reggio Emilia in the years of the economic miracle”, organized between 2016 and 2017, again at the Civic Museums of Modena.

Against the background of widespread well-being, changes in lifestyles and disruptive social transformations culminating in 1968, the variegated creative ferment is evident in the visual arts and theater, in music, in experimental poetry, in design, in architecture, in graphics , in the comic strip and in the animation. The convergence between institutional will and individual research reached an important moment in 1967-68 with the event of Fiumalbo “Parole sui muri”, the first national avant-garde demonstration in which dozens of artists from Italy and abroad took part. Their collective work on the streets of the town extends their participation to the inhabitants and it is precisely this aspect that is recalled in the exhibition, experienced by the public in the first person and summarized in the title “Io sono una poesia”, a phrase borrowed from a performance of the first “Words on the walls“. The exhibition also aims to restore the participatory dimension as a social connotation of living in the 60s and 70s, through panels and videos. The exhibition focus is represented by the invitation to “become” a work of art by entering the circle that proposes the “Tribute to Piero Manzoni” of “Words on the walls,” 67, which will be the leitmotif of social promotion.


Location: Musei Civici. Largo Porta d'Agostino , 337, 41121 Modena MO