About the exhibition concept:
Ferlinghetti has been a profound character behind the scene of the Beat Generation; with his fearless soul, he’s not only a freedom of speech figure, but also an influencer for different following movements that have shaped our society nowadays.
Inspired by Ferlinghetti's rich historical background, Fabrica has created an exhibition which celebrates a material pertinent to his creations: paper. Using different colours and vibrancies, the exhibit is divided to represent each era he went through and to emphasize his multiple personas as a poet, activist, publisher and painter.
As Fabrica, we would like to transmit Ferlinghetti's rebellious spirit through graphics and installation, in order to engage a younger audience and to create ripples that can make positive changes, as Ferlinghetti once did himself.
A Life: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Beat Generation, Rebellion, Poetry
7 October 2017 – 14 January 2018
Museum of Santa Giulia
Via Musei 81/b