This exhibition was chosen as a part of Turin Oomph / Rome Oomph, a roundup of the very best reveals in these cities throughout November 2022.
Within the new show of the Museum of Civilizations’ Prehistoric collections, “Prehistory? Tales from the Anthropocene” questions the very definition of “prehistory,” a “historical past” that it asserts is made up of fabric testimonies that collectively proof complicated techniques of thought, cultural innovations, in addition to financial, political and social group.
The number of objects on show—together with the Neanderthal Guattari 1 cranium from Circeo, the three “Venuses” from the websites of Savignano, Lake Trasimeno and La Marmotta, the pirogues recovered from the underside of Lake Bracciano together with a whole bunch of finds from the Neolithic village of La Marmotta, and the Fibula Prenestina—inform a narrative of the Anthropocene, i.e., the age spanning millennia the place people have co-inhabited with different residing species. The part ends with the primary chapter of the imaginative omination, designed by the artist and graphic designer Goda Budvytytė and the nanotechnology scholar Laura Tripaldi who think about potential evolutionary developments, and thus make us conscious, accountable individuals within the creation of the brand new story but to return. This part additionally options the interventions of two up to date artists: the Lebanese artist Ali Cherri, latest winner of the Silver Lion on the Venice Biennale, whose movie The Digger was acquired by the Museum of Civilizations, and the artist and anthropologist Elizabeth A. Povinelli, member of the Australian indigenous collective Karrabing Movie & Artwork Collective, who intervened on the partitions of the exhibition path to replicate on the idea of “prehistory”, re-interpreted as steady “sedimentation”.