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Wars and Peace | 1918-2018
Mostre e progetti a 100 anni dalla fine della Prima guerra mondiale
Until Sunday 4 November 2018
Mostre
MAG Riva del Garda, Museo
Until Sunday 6 January 2019
Pittori dal fronte di Riva del Garda 1915-1916
MAG Riva del Garda, Museo
Until Sunday 28 October 2018
MAG Riva del Garda, Museo
Until Sunday 4 November 2018
Eventi
Presentazione del libro di Quinto Antonelli
MAG Riva del Garda, Museo
Friday, 26 October 2018 ore 17:30
Incontro con il fotografo Massimiliano Lettieri e Raffaele Crocco, direttore dell’Atlante delle Guerre e dei Conflitti del Mondo
MAG Riva del Garda, Museo
Thursday, 25 October 2018 ore 20:00
Spettacolo musicale multimediale
MAG Riva del Garda, Museo
Saturday, 16 June 2018 ore 20:00
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Curated by Claudia Gelmi

With the Wars and Peace. 1918-2018 project, the MAG is focusing its attention on the centenary of the end of the First World War, proposing a series of exhibitions in the Museum throughout the season and expanding the opportunities to visit the forts on mount Brione located along the Path of Peace.
In this particular place – the Alto Garda – that has been a border zone and link between national identities, with all the complexities and consequences that this has entailed in terms of territorial, social and political or institutional transformations, Wars and Peace. 1918-2018 has its roots in the First World War but aims to establish a dialogue with the contemporaneity of a Europe of uncertain destiny and insecure prospects in a line of continuity and references running through the century.
The end of the First World War led to the contradiction of the end of all wars without building peace. For while 1918 is remembered as the last year of war, how can we not question what determined that “after”, and whether it be correct to define it with the term “peace”?

 

NO WAR NON PEACE
Riva del Garda | Museo
17th March – 4th November 2018
Project by Raffaele Crocco
Curated by Andrea Tomasi, Claudia Gelmi
Photos by Fabio Bucciarelli
In collaboration with Associazione 46° Parallelo | Atlante delle Guerre e dei Conflitti del Mondo

Does the end of a war produce peace or are the seeds for a new war already germinating?
What remains “the day after” the armistices, in the wars that have rumbled on to this day? What do they share, these “afters” that are “todays”, if not already forgotten “yesterdays”?
In recent years, there have been dozens of wars that have not determined peace, and they are documented in the installations displayed in the exhibition. Exactly as happened a hundred years ago, the end of the First World War did not create lasting peace, but laid the foundations for the terrible subsequent war.


KRIEGSMALER | THE STOLZ BROTHERS
Painters from the Riva del Garda front 1915-1916
Riva del Garda | Museo
17th March– 28th October 2018
In collaboration with Museo Rudolf Stolz, Sesto (BZ)

Between 1915 and 1916, the battalion of the Standschützen of Bolzano was stationed on the front above Riva del Garda. Two brothers, Albert and Rudolf Stolz, were drafted into the company as war artists.
From this experience arose a cycle of thirty drawings and paintings of great artistic value that document the daily life of life at the front.
Trenches, patrols, the moving of artillery, shooting practice and everyday scenes were first sketched and then completed with precision in watercolour, gouache, pencil or pastel.


PAOLO VENTURA | TALES OF WAR
Riva del Garda | Museo
16th June - 4th November 2018
Curated by Giovanna Calvenzi

In continuity with the Nuovi sguardi gardesani project, which has accompanied MAG’s exhibition activities for many years, for the programme dedicated to the centenary of the end of the First World War it has been decided to continue the survey of the Garda area, combining it with memories and interpretations that directly or indirectly intertwine with history. Paolo Ventura, a well-known author who in his work often mixes photography, painting and graphic art, has created Tales of War, a cycle of works inspired by the Great War and set in the Alto Garda area. This cycle is flanked by the earlier stories told through images that the author began producing in 2014.


THE FORTS OF MOUNT BRIONE AND THE PATH OF PEACE
Riva del Garda | Mount Brione
9th June - 14th October 2018

Located on the crest of mount Brione along the Path of Peace, the Austro-Hungarian forts of S. Nicolò, Garda, Batteria di Mezzo and S. Alessandro commemorate a border marked by the front line a century ago.
Silent witnesses overlooking the landscape of Lake Garda, the Garda and Batteria di Mezzo forts have recently been renovated and made accessible. From spring to autumn, the MAG offers a calendar of openings and events, in particular at Garda fort, a structure that will offer new spaces in 2018 that have hitherto remained hidden and inaccessible.