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  • Press release 12 March 2014

    In Macerata the exhibition “Gulag” by Tomasz Kizny

     Thanks to the European project  AGE (Amnesia Gulag in Europe), coming to Macerata the exhibition on the subject of  Soviet Gulag, already set up in different European countries. The exhibition will be hosted at the Specola Room, Mozzi-Borgetti Council Library, from March 18 to April 11- 2014. Morning from Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm – Afternoon on Thursday and Friday 3pm-6pm.

    Kolyma, Solovki, Vorkuta, Vajgač are still unknown names for who is not a specialist in the field, although millions of lives have been scarred by Gulag. From that archipelago of concentration camps with an ever-changing layout, opened in the early Twenties of the Twentieth century by the Communist regime, memory seems to have diverted its course towards amnesia. AGE (Amnesia Gulag in Europe, http://amnesiagulag.eu), the European project implemented by the Department of Political Science , Communication and International Relations at the University of Macerata ( project n. 546 614 – EFC -1 -2013- 1-IT- EFC- REM), moves in the direction of the recovery of a history that has long been relegated to the periphery of  ‘what can be said’ . The Polish photographer Tomasz Kizny has documented the history of such violence with a research work that lasted more than seventeen years and was carried out in Poland, the USSR and Russia, drawing from the personal archives of former inmates and officials of the Gulag, as well as Soviet archives and, later, Russian ones. The photo exhibition Gulag, which will be inaugurated in the presence of Kizny on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11 am at the Specola Room of the Mozzi-Borgetti Library at n.2, Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Macerata, is comprised of 95 shots, “rare and unreleased”, selected from this extensive research . The inauguration will be preceded at 10 am in Room A of the Department of Political Science at n.1, Piazza Strambi , by a presentation with contributions by: Tomasz Kizny, Luigi Lacchè – Rector of the University of Macerata, Francesco Adornato – Director of the Department of Political Science , Communication and International Relations , Natascia Mattucci – project coordinator for AGE, the journalist Dominique Roynette – curator of the exhibition catalogue, Terese Birute Burauskaitè – director of the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania. The coordinator will be Gianluca Vagnarelli – professor at the University of Macerata, and the conference will be attended by representatives of the AGE (Amnesia Gulag in Europe) project partners. The exhibition will remain open until April 11, 2014 at the following times:

    Morning, from Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm

    Afternoon, Thursday and Friday from 3am to 6am.

    (This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.)