Milan in the ‘60s - at Palazzo Morando, Photos and Documentation of an Unrepeatable Decade

Milan in the ‘60s - at Palazzo Morando, Photos and Documentation of an Unrepeatable Decade
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From the intense artistic fervour, with works by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, to the musical passions in jazz clubs with Giorgio Gaber and Enzo Jannacci, moving on to the concert of Billie Holiday in 1958 at the Smeraldo, and that of the Beatles at the Vigorelli, in 1965 and, two years later, of the Rolling Stones at the Palalido. The golden years of Milan - a dream from which the city was abruptly awakened on December 12, 1969 with a terrorist attack at the Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana - are on display at Palazzo Morando. This exhibition explores the history of an unrepeatable decade which consecrated the capital of Lombardy as a global capital of creativity, capable of assuming a leading moral and economic role for Italy. Magazines, posters, photos - documenting the economic boom - but also furnishings and design objects contribute to reliving the atmosphere of a stunning decade. The images of the new Milan, with the Pirellone, the Torre Velasca, and the new suburban areas, from Quarto Oggiaro to Comasina, but also the protests at the end of the ‘60s with occupations at the “Statale” and the “Cattolica” Universities, as well as picketing and strikes at various factories. The bombing in Piazza Fontana - told through various documents and objects connected to this tragic event - ushers in the end of the dream.
Samantha De Martin - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano