To mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of 1968, AGI Agenzia Italia 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 photographic and multi-media exhibition opened on 2 September 2018 at 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.
The initiative began with an idea by Riccardo Luna, the director of AGI, and he curated it together with Marco Pratellesi, the co-director of the agency. Its aim was to highlight the situation in Italy during that period, telling the story of the country in those years using photos and videos to bring to life, remember and study once more that fascinating history which provides the roots of modern society today.
The project graphics were designed by Massimo Pastore.