Pisa the ’60s. The boom and the rock

30 October 2019 - 19 April 2020

Pisa the ’60s. The boom and the rock. Photographic exhibition with images from Luciano Frassi’s archive


Pisa, Palazzo Blu
Exhibition rooms on the second floor
Lungarno Gambacorti, 9
From 30 October 2019 to 19 April 2020


After the exhibition on the fifties, another exhibition based on images from Luciano Frassi’’s archive, historical photo reporter from Pisa, opens at Palazzo Blu, curated by Giuseppe Meucci and Stefano Renzoni.
The sixties in the foreground, when the city began to grow after the post-war reconstruction and a Regulatory Plan was adopted that reversed the urban style followed until then. It was also the decade of the great and disorderly development of motorisation in the urban centre, of the formation in Pisa of the first centre-left city council with the youngest mayor in Italy (Umberto Viale) and of the expansion of the University structures following the dizzying increase in the number of enrolled students. But the sixties are also the years of the Kindu massacre in the former Belgian Congo in which thirteen Pisan aviators were killed, the flood of 4 November 1966 and the demonstrations in Piazza del Sessantotto. The images of Paul VI’s visit, of new fashion trends and of the Pisa football team in Serie A are also on display.
A large area will be dedicated to the decade of rock with the exhibition of historical vinyl records by the Beatles at the great gathering in Woodstock. The exhibition catalogue, with over one hundred images and extensive texts, is published by Pacini.
A short series of afternoon meetings will be held with Alberto Mario Banti, Marco Masoni and Giuseppe Meucci with Renzo Castelli to retrace the main moments of the decade that has changed society.