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Gigi Cifali

Images and Signs: Italy, 1969-89. Practices of Memory

The photography series “Images and Signs: Italy, 1969-89. Practices of Memory” by Gigi Cifali reflects on the mechanisms that regulate the transmission of Italian collective memory of the recent historic period known as the Years of Lead, still marked by concealed truths and therefore bereft of a socially legitimized representation. This incapacity and unwillingness to face the traumatic past maintains conflicting memories and compromises historical education.

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from the series Images and Signes, 1969-1989. Practices od Memory 2013-2015, courtesy of the artist. Shirt A.M. - Murder of Aldo Moro (Rome, 09.05.1978)
from the series Images and Signes, 1969-1989. Practices od Memory 2013-2015, courtesy of the artist. Alfa Romeo Giulia - Attack on the regional headquarters of the Christian Democratic Party in Piazza Nicosia (Rome, 03.05.1979)

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