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“L’isola degli arrusi 1939” – Exhibition

In the first two months of 1939 forty-five homosexuals from Catania and some towns in its province were arrested and sent to confinement on the island of San Domino, Tremiti, more than 700 km away. The forty-five people from Catania were men between 18 and 54 years of age arrested on charges of “passive pederasty”, a crime against morality and the integrity of the breed. The confinement was supposed to last 5 years.

Exhibition extended until February 3rd 2023
Free admission
Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal
1200 Av. du Dr Penfield
• from Monday to Thursday: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
• Friday: 9am – 1pm

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

  • Organized by: IIC Montreal
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