14 April-4 September 2011. This exhibition inaugurates the recently opened Museo del Novecento and focuses on the emblematic moments of the relationship between art and urban space in Italy from 1968 and 1976. It reflects on the effects of the deep social and cultural changes that affected visual arts in Italy during the 1960s and 1970s.
Original photographs and videos narrate the story of Italian artists, such as Ugo Mulas, Enrico Cattaneo, Franco Mazzucchelli, Maurizio Nannucci, Giuliano Mauri and Ugo La Pietra, who in those years decided to display their works on the streets instead of inside museums and galleries. Their intent was to get in touch with the real world and involve a larger public through public performances, animated shows, installations and sculptures. Their art was not any longer reserved exclusively for private spaces, but was destined for the aesthetic stimulation and playful participation of all spectators.
Large windows surrounding the exhibitory space allow viewers to watch the exhibition also from the outside.