Sguardi di immigrazione

© Nicolò Degiorgis, The Hidden Islam – Islam nascosto, Treviso 2009

Tommaso Bonaventura, Francesco Cocco, Nicolò Degiorgis, Salvatore Esposito, Elena Givone, Alessandro Imbriaco, Francesca Leonardi, Martino Lombezzi, Emiliano Mancuso, Lorenzo Pesce, Gabriele Rossi, Riccardo Venturi, Antonio Zambardino

project curated by Contrasto   

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times and locations

Chiostri di San Pietro
via Emilia San Pietro, 44/c
42121 Reggio Emilia

friday 11th may open from 6.30 pm to 12 pm; saturday 12th and sunday 13th may from 10 am to 12 pm; from 17th may to 24th june open on thursday and friday from 7 pm to 11 pm; saturday, sunday and national holidays from 10 am to 11 pm; closed on monday, tuesday and wednesday


In the last five years, around one and a half million foreigners have immigrated to Italy, with an average annual increase of 13%. Within a very short space of time Italy has thus fallen into line with other European countries in terms of migrant population figures. The speed of this phenomenon, however, has inevitably caused imbalances, tensions and problems.

One of the most frequently asked questions is whether immigration can be an added value in a country with sluggish development and where hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost.

Through its artists’ photographic documentation, Contrasto has told the complex and numerous aspects of immigration in Italy: the dramatic landings in Lampedusa, the need for integration, second generation immigrants, the multiplicity of religions and their places of worship, the communities, the search for housing, job integration and irregular work, illegal status and health.

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