THE OPENING OF “SURVIVOR, PRIMO LEVI IN THE PORTRAITS BY LARRY RIVERS

enrico e ginevra
photo by Giorgio Miserendino

It has recently opened in Rome at the Jewish Museum the exhibition “Survivor, Primo Levi in the portraits by Larry Rivers”, running through 15th October 2013, made in collaboration with the Marella and Gianni Agnelli Art Gallery, directed by Ginevra Elkann and the Rome Jewish Museum, directed by Alessandra di Castro, featuring the portraits of the celebrated Jewish author Primo Levi – survivor to the Auschwitz concentration camp – by Larry Rivers, commissioned by Gianni Agnelli  to celebrate the Turin author and remind a tragedy.

Larry Rivers, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
Larry Rivers, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
Larry Rivers, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
Larry Rivers, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

The exhibition also includes the pictures of Primo Levi, the book he wrote “If this is a man”, a touching page -played in a monologue by John Turturro as Primo Levi in the film “The truce” by Franco Rosi – and other objects evoking a dark time which has not to be forget in order to stop violence and discrimination.

Primo Levi, 5th January 1975, photo by Primo Levi
Primo Levi, 5th January 1975, photo by Primo Levi
Primo Levi in the house of the maternal family( Luzzati family)
Primo Levi in the house of the maternal family( Luzzati family), photo by Giorgio Miserendino
A page from the book "If this is a man-The truce", by Primo Levi
A page from the book “If this is a man-The truce”, by Primo Levi
A uniform from the concentration camp
An uniform from the concentration camp, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

That a sensitive issue considering the rise of controversial neo-nazi and neo-fascist movements as the Golden Dawn in Greece and Forza Nuova in Italy. The history teaches us, violence in dark times arises from the socio-economic precariousness, ignorance along with a fragile political frame. Therefore it is doubly important to increase consciousness, knowledge and culture – as this event successfully proved –  in order to oppose to violence.

L’ INAUGURAZIONE DI “SURVIVOR, PRIMO LEVI NEI RITRATTI DI LARRY RIVERS

Larry Rivers, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
Larry Rivers, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

É stata recentemente inaugurata a Roma presso il Museo Ebraico la mostra “Survivor, Primo Levi nei ritratti di Larry Rivers che prosegue fino al 15 ottobre 2013, realizzata in collaborazione con la Pinacoteca Marella e Gianni Agnelli, diretta da Ginevra Elkann e il Museo Ebraico di Roma, diretto da Alessandra di Castro, di cui sono protagonisti i ritratti del celebre scrittore di origini ebree Primo Levi – sopravvissuto al campo di concentramento di Auschwitz – di Larry Rivers, commissionato da Gianni Agnelli per celebrare lo scrittore torinese e ricordare una tragedia.

Ginevra Elkann and Alessandra Di Castro, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
Ginevra Elkann and Alessandra Di Castro, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
Primo Levi between the students of the Rosselli middle school, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
Primo Levi between the students of the Rosselli middle school, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

La mostra include anche le fotografie di Primo Levi, il suo libro “Se questo è un uomo”, una commovente pagina – recitata in un monologo da John Turturro nei panni di Primo Levi nel film “La tregua” di Franco Rosi – e altri oggetti che evocano un’ epoca buia che non deve essere dimenticata al fine di fermare la violenza e discriminazione.

The book if this is a man- The truce" by Primo Levi, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
The book if this is a man- The truce” by Primo Levi, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
The touching monologue "If this a man" wrote by Primo Levi, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
The touching monologue “If this a man” wrote by Primo Levi, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

Questa è una questione sensibile, considerando la nascita di discutibili movimenti neo-nazisti e neo-fascisti quali l’ Alba Dorata in Grecia e Forza Nuova in Italia. La storia ci insegna la violenza nasce in tempi oscuri dalla precarietà socio-economica, l’ ignoranza unitamente a una fragile cornice politica. Sfortunatamente tutto ciò ancora oggi esiste. Pertanto è doppiamente importante accrescere la conoscenza e consapevolezza – come ha felicemente dimostrato questo evento – al fine di opporsi alla violenza.

Sandro Di Castro, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
Sandro Di Castro, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
Jas Gawronski, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
Jas Gawronski, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
Ginevra Elkann and Enrico Quinto, photo by Giorgio Miserendino
Ginevra Elkann and Enrico Quinto, photo by Giorgio Miserendino

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