Two major exhibitions in Milan to expose child abuse

Two major exhibitions against child abuse will be held in Milan as part of the "You CANNOT NOT SEE" project.

On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Adolescent, two major exhibitions will be held in Milan, as part of the project You CANNOT NOT SEE, dedicated to informing about and combating violence against children and minors. From November 20, 2019, the Francesco Messina Studio Museum will host Gli invisibili: fourteen sculptures that give voice to all child victims of violence, while from November 25, 2019, the Cloisters and Sacristy of the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine will host Il Danno: on display are paintings that aim to illustrate the dynamics and psychological tensions that plague people who are victims of abuse.

Gli invisibili, a project by Francesca Romano curated by Castello13 and the scientific direction of Nadia Muscialini, aims to tell a story through each sculpture. "The children in my sculptures are messengers: they become the voice of abuse and violence suffered. They cry out their desire to be heard. With The Invisibles I attempt to remove the cloak of hypocrisy that too often conceals the exploitation and violence suffered by boys and girls, through the gaze of my eyes," said the artist.

Il Danno, a traveling project by Luca Sacchetti, curated by Castello13 and Fortunato D’Amico and the scientific direction of Nadia Muscialini, will feature 24 paintings hung from the ceiling of the cloister corridors to create a sort of labyrinth that the viewer is forced to enter, and then arrive in the sacristy, where the Sixth State will be found, a choral representation of those who have suffered harm and inspired by Pellizza da Volpedo’s Il Quarto Stato."The Six th Estate represents a new class of individuals, who in dealing with the harm suffered in an attempt to overcome it, developed a sixth sense that helped the victim survive," said Luca Sacchetti. The faces of the abused, their stiffened bodies, blank stares, and static movements tending to hide the inner tragedy are the characteristic elements that describe the traces of abuse.

The exhibition The Invisibles will be open until November 26, 2019, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with free admission. The Damage will be on view until December 1, 2019, daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pictured here is a work from the exhibition The Invisibles, The New Advancing.

Two major exhibitions in Milan to expose child abuse
Two major exhibitions in Milan to expose child abuse

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