AGI-Agenzia Giornalistica Italia
Where and when
Rome, May 2018
To mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of 1968, AGI: Italian Journalist’s Agency reconstructed the historical archive of that year, with a display of its iconographic heritage and that of all the Italian and international press agencies.
The exhibition “Dreamers, 1968: How We Were, How We Will Be” was hosted by the Museum of Rome in the city’s Trastevere district. It focused not only on sit-ins and students, but also, and above all on Italy’s dolce vita, with victory in the European football championships and other sports events, cinema, everyday life, music, technology and fashion.
Archives consulted in Italy and abroad
Photographs in exhibition
Ppieces of original film footage, bringing to motion 210 minutes of Italian history
Front pages of the top newspapers and magazines
A journey through time, from photos to film footage to a curated selection of memorabilia: a juke-box, a mimeograph, a Valentine typewriter, the original Cup won by the Italian national team at the European Championships, the Italian national team jersey worn by Tarcisio Burgnich during the final with Yugoslavia, and the torch from the Mexico City Olympics.
The initiative was the brainchild of Riccardo Luna, director of AGI, and curated together with Marco Pratellesi, co-director of the agency, with the aim of outlining a true journey through the Italy of the period: a story through images and videos of the country of those years to relive, remember and re-study that fascinating history that laid the roots of today.
Graphic design by Massimo Pastore.