Although feminist groups have been active in Milan (as in the rest of Italy) since the early 1960s, it is only since the middle of the decade that many authors have approached, through their practice, themes related to feminism and the condition of women in contemporary society. The approaches, languages and ways in which they deal with the various issues related to such a socially significant field are different, but all referable to a single subject: women.
Even in Milan, many artists, proceeding along a personal trajectory, not necessarily linked to militancy, or acting within feminist or political groups, are committed to reflecting on women’s identity and the role of women in modern society. This rich cultural fabric, the research carried out by the artists active in Milan at the time, gives account of this exhibition that in comparing the different modes of expression of the various protagonists gives a clear picture of such a fertile and interesting situation.
The exhibition will be accompanied by the volume “Gesti di Rivolta” published by encyclopediadelledonne.it and will be enriched by materials and documents of the time.
Gabriella Benedini, Diane Bond, Marcella Campagnano, Carla Cerati, Mercedes Cuman, Fernanda Fedi, Paola Mattioli, Libera Mazzoleni, Maria Teresa Meneghini, Elisabeth Scherffig, Silvia Truppi and Collettivo Donne Fotoreporter (Liliana Barchiesi, Kitti Bolognesi, Giovanna Calvenzi, Marisa Chiodo, Marzia Malli, Laura Rizzi, Livia Sismondi).
The exhibition is part of the program Palinsesto 2020 “I talenti delle donne” dedicated to the protagonism of women in culture and creative thinking, promoted and coordinated by the Comune di Milano|Cultura