4 October-4 November 2012. Palazzo della Ragione displays over 250 works, including photographs, drawings, cartoons, articles and videos, which tell the story of the first decade of the 21st century. This exhibition, entitled Cassandra, The Ideas of 2001 and the Facts of the Decennium, offers a photographic journey through economy, society and history of the first years of the new millennium.
Among the displayed works are 11 illustrated large-scale panels with the most important news, 99 cartoons by Altan, Ellekappa and Vauro as well as some video installations. On focus are among the others the Wikileaks’ scandal, the horrors of Abu Ghraib (the juvenile prison in Sierra Leone), the revolution of Tahrir Square in Cairo, the identification of the victims of Srebrenica, the conditions of workers in China, the climate and environmental disasters and the arrival of migrants in Lampedusa.
The title of this exhibition, Cassandra, pays homage to a movement, which gathered together in Genoa in July 2001 on occasion of the G8 and proposed an alternative agenda, based on human rights, social justice and peace. This counter-summit was brutally repressed, but its economical, ethical and geo-political previsions have resulted forward-looking and precise.