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October 24th, 2019
Fondazione Gian Paolo Barbieri

For the fifth edition of Archivi Aperti, on October 24 Gian Paolo Barbieri Foundation opens the doors of its historical archive to the public, to discover its fabulous artistic heritage that unites testimonies of our culture and history, from the Sixties to the present day.

Memory and Oblivion is the theme chosen by Rete Fotografia for the 5th edition of Open Archives Week. The previous editions have been very successful, showing how the initiative is credible and supported by strong ideas. For this reason it is re-proposed today with a much wider and almost doubled participation for the numerous and new adhesions of archives, institutions and foundations, among the most important in Milan and Lombardy, committed to promoting the knowledge of photographic culture. In fact, the week dedicated to Open Archives collects the participation of 42 realities, confirming the quality of the work of Rete Fotografia that consolidates its role as a reference association in the photographic field.

The choice of the memory / oblivion binomial characterizes today the philosophical, scientific, historical and sociological reflections on the modalities of access and the formation of knowledge, where the image assumes a central role in relation to the construction and transmission of knowledge through the web and technologies of communication. The Archive of Gian Paolo Barbieri will structure the path, trying to bring the attention to the cardinal elements that have marked the history of photography by Gian Paolo Barbieri, an archive that constitutes a historical memory but remains constantly current.

October 24th

10:00 am and 2:00 pm

Entrance: Via Lattanzio 11 – Milan

Reservations required until seats are available by writing to info@fondazionegpb.it