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In Montréal Luana Rigolli on show with 'L'isola degli arrusi 1939'
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In Montréal Luana Rigolli on show with ‘L’isola degli arrusi 1939’

Categories: Culture and creativity -Visual Arts
In the artist's shots, the spotlight shines on the drama of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
L'isola degli arrusi - 1939
L’isola degli arrusi – 1939

The Italian Cultural Institute of Montréal presents from 10 November 2022 to 20 January 2023 Luana Rigolli’s photographic exhibition entitled ‘L’isola degli arrusi 1939‘.

In the first two months of 1939, forty-five homosexuals from Catania and some towns in its province were arrested and sent into exile on the island of San Domino, Tremiti, more than 700 km away. The forty-five men from Catania were men between the ages of 18 and 54 arrested on charges of ‘passive pederasty’, an offence against morality and the integrity of the race. The confinement was to last five years.

Luana Rigolli was born in Piacenza in 1983 and currently lives in Rome. She has a degree in Civil Engineering, but after a few years in the profession, she prefers to use photography to tell the story of her surroundings rather than modify the landscape with other engineering works. Her photographic research moves by paying attention to historical analysis and human-landscape interaction. He has exhibited his work in several solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. He has published in various magazines, such as National Geographic, Mare, Il Post, T Magazine of the New York Times.

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