Reggio Calabria, success for the Millenovecentootto exhibition


By John

I am 2,858 visitors who, from 3 December 2023 to 19 February, crossed the threshold of the Aragonese castle of Reggio Calabria to visit the exhibition «One thousand nine hundred and eight. Found objects. Memories from the Straits earthquake».

This is what was announced by the municipal administration which promoted the event curated by the Academy of Fine Arts with the collaboration of the teachers Marcello Francolini and Remo Malice and the coordination of the director Pietro Sacchetti. The exhibition, inaugurated on December 2nd, will remain on display until February 28th with the usual opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 1pm and from 2.30pm to 7pm; on Saturdays from 2.30pm to 7pm; on Sundays from 3pm to 7pm. «It is the reconstruction – it is written in a note – of a collective memory linked to the tragic earthquake of 28 December 1908 through a corpus of objects re-emerged from that rubble, returned to Reggio Calabria last year after being were stored in the headquarters of the Bank of Italy in Rome. The exhibition itinerary develops in the rooms of the Aragonese Castle on three levels, articulating five internal itineraries which are configured as ‘mental rooms’: The Threshold; Of the Precious; Of Kinematics; Of Mnemonic Objects, Of Experience”. The numbers of visits are significant and represent, as the organizers point out, «an evidently positive response from the public for an event that has aroused great interest even outside the city limits».