Appare il futuro terribilmente vicino
The Future Looks Awfully Close
May 6, 2010. Happening, distributing copies of La Stampa from May 6, 1961 in the main café in the city of Turin.
Appare il futuro terribilmente vicino is the reprint in full of the newspaper La Stampa, released May 6, 1961, the date of the first centenary of the unification of Italy and the day of the official inauguration of the international expo of labor (esposizione internazionale del lavoro) in Turin.
The newspaper was distributed in the early morning hours of the anniversary in the bars in the center of Turin, joining the newspaper of the day as a sort of ghost sister.
The international exhibition “Italy ‘61 was the culmination of a period of great expansion, the staging of new wealth acquired and of a bright future. The pages of the newspaper that day preserve this sense of anticipation. The event was quickly forgotten after a few months and the adventurous architecture was gradually abandoned, destroyed, or reconditioned.
2010. Neon. Light bulbs, wood, steel.
“Italia61” is the reconstruction of the logo of the international expo (Esposizione internazionale del lavoro) held in Turin on the occasion of the celebrations of the centenary of the unification of Italy in 1961. The inscription, originally located at the entrance of the Expo site, was rebuilt by hand as a light-up sign and suspended at the entrance to the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.
La notizia sensazionale
The Sensational News
April 13, 2011. Happening, distributing copies of L’Eco di Bergamo of April 13, 1961 in the main café in the city of Bergamo.
Reprint full copy of the Eco di Bergamo newspaper published on April 13 ,1961, It’s the newspaper that gave Bergamo the news of the sensational first space world tour made by Yuri Gagarin. The international news is together with local news and articles, announcements, advertisements and weather forecasts. The newspaper was distributed in bars in the city exactly 50 years after its first release, alongside the daily newspaper.