Esposizione Universale Roma: A new city from fascism to the 1960s

Esposizione Universale Roma: A new city from fascism to the 1960s

The exhibition, curated by Vittorio Vidotto, opens to the public from March 12 to June 14, 2015, aims to trace the history of the EUR district through some basic steps that have marked its formation and transformation; from the E42 project which wasinterrupted, a great Universal Exhibition for the twentieth anniversary of fascism, to the birth – in the 1950s – of the most modern residential and business area of ​​Rome. Through a rich documentary, photographic, and filmic selection of the works by artists and architects involved in the E42 project, the public is invited to discover the enthusiasm and the contradictions (see for example the references to the myth of Rome and modernist impulses) of the construction site of that great Universal exposition that never saw the light and yet – already in its intentions – it traced the lines of a future urban expansion. As the works were interrupted because of the war, the EUR fell into a state of disrepair: this exhibition attempts to restore a better image.


Till 14 June 2015

@ Museo dell’Ara Pacis

Tickets: € 14,00

Hours:  9:00-7:00 Tues-Sun (last admission at 6:00 pm), closed Mondays

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