Women. A changing world, in the Santa Maria della Vita Complex, organized in collaboration with National Geographic Italia, was supposed to end on 17 May but has been extended until 30 September 2020 due to the lockdown.
A journey through images through the representation of women at every latitude, with the shots of (and of) the most famous reporters of National Geographic, who, 100 years after the granting of the right to vote to women in the United States, intends to reflect on the past, present and future of women.
The exhibition itinerary of the WOMEN. A changing world, organized by National Geographic in collaboration with Genus Bononiae. Musei nella città and Fondazione Carisbo, is divided into 6 sections – Beauty / Beauty, Joy / Gioia, Love / Amore, Wisdom / Wisdom, Strength / Forza, Hope / Speranza – and collects a selection of images taken from the extraordinary National Geographic archive , drawing a journey through a century of history of women in all continents, with different perspectives and focusing attention on the problems and challenges of yesterday, today and tomorrow in various countries and eras. Each image creates a portrait of some aspects of female existence and shows visitors how the representation of women has evolved over time. Thus the festive images of samba dancers pouring into the streets during the Salvador da Bahia carnival alternate with those of tea leaf pickers in Sri Lanka. And again the portrait of an Afghan woman in a full red burqa carrying a cage of goldfinches on her head, a powerful metaphor of oppression, contrasts with the image of freedom and beauty of a girl on a cigarette break in Lagos, Nigeria.
The exhibition is completed by the Portraits / Portraits section, intimate and biographical shots of an iconic group of activists, politicians, scientists and celebrities interviewed by National Geographic for the special issue of the November 2019 magazine published at the time of the first woman to direct the National, Susan Goldberg: among them Nancy Pelosi, Oprah Winfrey, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Senator for life Liliana Segre.
To ensure the distancing rules provided for by the Prime Minister’s Decree, up to 60 people can access the exhibition at the same time.
from Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 – 19.00 (last admission at 18)
Where is it:
Santa Maria della Vita – via Clavature 8/10 – Bologna