Aprire la storia. From an idea by Carla Subrizi. 20.10.2022 – 24.02.2023, via del Vascello 35, Rome.

Installation view. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Installation view. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Installation view. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Installation view. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Installation view. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Installation view. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Antoni Muntadas, On Translation: Fear / Miedo, 2005, DVD, 30’27’’. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Harun Farocki, Videograms of a Revolution, 1992, found footage, 106’. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Chantal Akerman, D’Est, 1993, 16 mm, 111’. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Rogelio López Cuenca, Calor Humano, 2008, video, 3’38’’. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Rogelio López Cuenca ed Elo Vega, à Valparaiso 1963-2013, 2013, video, 22’48’’. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Gianfranco Baruchello, In su, 2001, VHS, 5’. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Gianfranco Baruchello, Ars memoriae, 2009, HDV, 21’. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Fiamma Montezemolo, Traces, 2012, digital video, 20’28’’. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Dora García, Love with Obstacles, 2020, video, 60’. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Cesare Pietroiusti, Pensiero unico, 2003, video, 5’41”. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli e Federico Lodoli, Fragment 53, 2015, HD, 71′. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Installation view. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Installation view. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Installation view. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Installation view. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Installation view. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Installation view. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Installation view. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Installation view. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

Installation view. Photo credit: Alessia Calzecchi

On the 20th of October 2022, the Fondazione Baruchello opens the exhibition “Aprire la storia” (Open history), a project that stems from the archive of the newspaper “la Repubblica”, which became part of the Foundation’s Library in 2009.
The exhibition, which is presented as a research work, reflects on the adjacencies between the universe of mass media communication as proposed by a daily newspaper, and the perspectives that artists of different backgrounds and training have dedicated to history. Loose and bound copies, front pages, and details of the newspaper narrate an era that extends from 1976 to the present. Alongside the narration of facts and contexts from the daily newspaper ”la Repubblica”, a series of artists’ films have been selected through which the roots of mass media’s construction of facts are investigated, the gaps and censorships in the narrative are addressed, parallel stories are implemented that do not neglect memory and affection, and the cultural systems underlying the narration of history are subjected to a critical gaze. The enormous archive of a newspaper (from the first issue in 1976 to 2010 and then, through a selection, to the present day) set up in the spaces of Fondazione Baruchello, presents the course of history in the fragmentary and immediate nature of journalistic communication; the films, in a dedicated projection space, constitute the opening of a perspective that, with different points of view, problematize the same facts, opening up new ways of reading history.
Films by Chantal Akerman, Gianfranco Baruchello, Harun Farocki, Antoni Muntadas, Rogelio López Cuenca, Dora García, Cesare Pietroiusti and others, presented through a program of screenings, build a landscape that shows how history, as a system, can reveal its own fragility.
A calendar of meetings, reading workshops, and interventions, starting from the 20th of October, provide the opportunity to explore the exhibition’s themes through multiple perspectives.
Given the huge amount of materials that make up the collection of “la Repubblica” (about 17,000 copies), a preparatory phase for the exhibition consists of an initial workshop during which issues and related years of the newspaper will be organized and selected. This workshop is also presented as an opportunity for reflection prior to the exhibition.

 

Program

Aprire la storia (Part 1)

20.10 – 15.11.2022
Workshop

Aprire la storia (Part 2)

28.11.2022 – 24.02.2023
Movie programming

28.11 – 09.12.2022
Antoni Muntadas – On Translation: Fear/Miedo | 2005, DVD, 30’27’’, color, sound, subtitles

12.12 – 23.12.2022
Harun Farocki – Videograms of a Revolution | 1992, found footage, 106’, color, sound, subtitles

9.01 – 13.01.2023
Chantal Akerman – D’Est | 1993, 16 mm, 111’, color, sound

16.01 – 20.01.2023
Rogelio López Cuenca – Calor Humano | 2008, video, 3’38’’, b/w, sound

23.01 – 27.01.2023
Gianfranco Baruchello – In su | 2001, VHS, 5’, color, sound
Gianfranco Baruchello – Ars memoriae | 2009, HDV, 21’, color, sound

30.01 – 03.02.2023
Fiamma Montezemolo – Traces | 2012, digital video, 20’28’’, color, sound

6.02 – 10.02.2023
Dora García – Love with Obstacles | 2020, video, 60’, color, sound, subtitles

13.02 – 17.02.2023
Cesare Pietroiusti – Pensiero unico | 2003, video, 5’41”, color, sound

20.02 – 24.02.2023
Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli and Federico Lodoli – Fragment 53 | 2015, video, 71′, HD color, stereo

 

Maria Alicata, Laura Carini, Mattia Dei, Giuditta Sciamanna, Edoardo Visalli collaborated on the project.
This exhibition was realized with the contribution of the Lazio Region, Culture and Creative Lazio Directorate, Cultural Services and Reading Promotion Area, R.L. no. 24/2019, Plan 2022.
“Aprire la storia” received the patronage of the Dipartimento di Storia Antropologia Religioni Arte Spettacolo of Sapienza University in Rome.