United in solidarity. Three fundamentally different conceived works merge, with this deeply humanistic principle, into one visual work of art, centered solely around the destructive power of the steel industry – a symbol of capitalism which relentlessly devours its own children. The collective exhibition “Il était une fois le fer, il ya encore les hommes “, which was first shown to the public in September last year as part of the “Festa de l’Unità” and that will be shown again from June 20 in the gallery of the theater of Esch, is a synonym for the collapse of industrial utopia, combining the nostalgic monumental recordings of local industrial wasteland of the artists Remo Raffaelli and Jean-Claude Berens, both living and working in Esch, the dunning outcrying portraits from the collective “RF36” based in the region of Florange and the startling snapshots of the Italian journalist and writer Luciano Manna, whose focus is on the disastrous consequences of short-sighted industrial policy, lack of environmental protection and corruption in the southern Italian port and industrial city of Taranto.
22 June to 13 July 2014 (Tuesday to Sunday @ 15:00 – 19:00 hrs)
Vernissage: 21 June 2014 @ 17:00 hrs
Galerie du Théâtre – Esch-sur-Alzette