curated by Paolo Barbaro, Cristina Casero, and Claudia Cavatorta
The exhibition investigates – through artworks from the CSAC archives of authors such as Gianni Berengo Gardin, Carla Cerati, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Mario Cresci, Luciano D’Alessandro, Luigi Ghirri, Guido Guidi, Marzia Malli, Paola Mattioli, Giovanna Nuvoletti – the transformation, which took place during the seventies, of the narrative of the intimate dimension of every person, while the social identity was profoundly modified by the changes in vision that the revolutions of the previous decade brought with them.
Therefore, even in many photographic genres that are not expressly characterised by an intentional social criticism, the results of the militant reportage and the interest in several particular themes stand out. Themes such as the sexual liberation, gender struggles, the overturning of the traditional dynamics around family and relationships, the questioning of social hierarchies and the consequent appearance of new collectives with important roles: all these elements clearly affected the photographic and editorial production.
Here the traditional elements (domestic interiors, moments of everyday life, everyday objects, pictures of family life and of restricted communities) are combined in compositions supported by a profoundly transformed language, also following reflections that were simultaneously carried out in art and photography.