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OPEN ARCHIVES – Seventh edition

Fondazione Gian Paolo Barbieri
October 19th, 2021

For the seventh edition of Open Archives, Fondazione Gian Paolo Barbieri opens its historical archive, to discover the artistic heritage that combines testimonies of our culture and our history, from 1960s to the present day.

Sustainability is the focus of this year of the manifestation: environment, territory and landscape protection and relationship with the social in photography. Discussing and promoting the broad theme of sustainability today means not only working collectively to ensure an eco-sustainable world for the younger generations, but also and especially perpetuating urgent environmental, social and economic policies that allow for a progressive improvement in quality of life for everyone in every part of the planet.

The VII edition of Open Archives intends to reflect about the role of photography within this change, to enable quality education, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, to reduce inequalities and thus promote responsible consumption and sustainable communities, with an increasingly clean and accessible energy for the fight against climate change in progress. The world of photography in all its forms cannot escape these objectives, through its language and its ability to investigate deeply and give ample visibility to new challenges, to raise awareness even more people on the subject and remember how some processes they have already had a long journey, from gender equality to welfare to environmental issues. Gian Paolo Barbieri’s archive will structure the path within its spaces, trying to bring attention back to fundamental elements that have marked the history of Gian Paolo Barbieri’s photography, also underlining the narrative transformations that have been inside of the history of our culture.


Fondazione Gian Paolo Barbieri – Via Lattanzio 11, Milano

October 19th, 2021

1° shift: 10:30 am

2° shift: 2:00 pm

Free access by reservation only: info@fondazionegpb.it