The photo exhibition “Gulag” by the Polish artist Tomasz Kizny will be inaugurated on Monday, April 28th 2014 at 10 am, at Centro Pacetti in Monteprandone. The exhibition is the result of 17 years of research carried out in archives in Poland and former Soviet Union. The catalogue of the exhibition has been published in Italy (by Bruno Mondadori publisher) as well as in 18 other countries.
This event opens the second stage of the project “Amnesia Gulag in Europe (AGE)”, funded by the European Union, which starts from the need to fill the memory gap that for decades, in Italy and in Europe, has characterised the history of the persecutions and exterminations committed in the Soviet Gulag.
The AGE project has as project’s leader the Department of Political Science, Communication and International Relations (SPOCRI) of the University of Macerata, and as partners the Provincial Institute for the History of the Liberation Movement of Ascoli Piceno (ISML), the Association Bz1999 of Bolzano, the Institute for Higher Education “Einstein-Nebbia” of Loreto, the Gender Observatory of Macerata, the association University for Peace of Ancona, the University of Edinburgh and the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre (LGGRTC) of Vilnius. The supporting authorities are the Council of Monteprandone, the ANPI section of Ascoli and the Piceno University Consortium (CUP).
Along with the photo exhibition, professors from the University of Macerata and ISML will teach classes in the high school of the area, guided tours of the exhibition will be organised and, in the afternoon of April 28th, a seminar will be held in Ascoli with the participation of Vilma Juozevičiūtė, historian from the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania. The exhibition will be open until May 14th. More info on www.amnesiagulag.eu