Memories of Peru. Photographs 1890-1950, the Exhibition

05.04.2019 - 26.05.2019

The story of the transformation of a country through the images of its most significant photographers. Kicks off at the Museum of Rome in Trastevere, Memory of Peru. Photographs 1890 – 1950 , the exhibition promoted by Roma Capitale, Department of Cultural Growth – Capitolina Superintendency for Cultural Heritage and organized by the Peruvian Embassy in Italy, with the museum services of Zètema Progetto Cultura, which summarizes sixty years of history and changes in the South American country in an exhibition itinerary full of different points of view.

The exhibition
Peru , considered one of the cradles of civilization in the world, has experienced a social mutation over the years following the gradual acceptance of populations from Europe, Africa and the East. This post-colonial scenario, which has combined stories of conquest and migration with the social, cultural and geographical elements of an entire country, has been a source of inspiration for numerous artistic expressions, including photography.

The collection , set up at the Museum of Rome in Trastevere from 5 April to 26 May, allows you to relive this construction process through the eyes of masters such as Max T. Vargas, Martín Chambi, Carlos y Miguel Vargas, Juan Manuel Figueroa Aznar, Sebastián Rodríguez , Baldomero Alejoso Walter O. Runcie, to name just a few of the most important in this selection. A group of eminent visual creators who pioneered the creation of a Peruvian photographic tradition using the camera as a means to portray, understand and interpret the country.

Thanks to their images – and many other similar ones – Peru, as we know it today, has emerged as an understandable reality. The authors present in the exhibition have contributed, each with their own style, to the construction of a national identity, representing not only the natural wonders of the territory, the great monuments of the pre-Columbian past and ancestral traditions, including the social conflicts of a changing society, the expansion of the capitalist economy and the aspirations for the modernity of an entire people.

Location: Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Piazza di San Egidio, Rome
Date: April 5 – May 26
Time: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-8pm
Cost: 6 Euros


Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Piazza di San Egidio, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy