LE OSSA DELLA TERRA
26.01.2024 - 13.10.2024
Primo Levi e la montagna
An exhibition by the National Mountain Museum, with the collaboration of the Primo Levi International Study Centre
curated by Guido Vaglio with Roberta Mori
On the occasion of Remembrance Day 2024, the National Mountain Museum of Turin, in collaboration with the Primo Levi Study Centre, presents the exhibition “The Bones of the Earth. Primo Levi and the Mountain”.
From 26 January 2024, Primo Levi’s testimonies invite the public of Turin’s National Mountain Museum to discover the writer’s link with the highlands in the exhibition
“The Bones of the Earth. Primo Levi and the Mountain”, realised in collaboration with the International Primo Levi Studies Centre of Turin and curated by Guido Vaglio with Roberta Mori.
An exhibition articulated around Levi’s words, but also historical photographs, objects, documents, volumes and video extracts from public and private archives, as well as from the writer’s family and the Museum.
An exhibition to discover Primo Levi’s little-known bond with the mountains, born in his teenage years and tragically linked to the writer’s destiny. It was in fact in Valle d’Aosta that he was arrested in December 1943, which led to his deportation to the Auschwitz camp.
In fact, in the aftermath of 8 September 1943, the expression ‘going to the mountains’ had become synonymous with a precise field choice, that of joining the partisan struggle. After the war, it was still the mountains that would foster and consolidate Levi’s friendship with two other protagonists of the 20th century: Mario Rigoni Stern and Nuto Revelli.
On the occasion of the exhibition, the Museum is publishing a rich catalogue that, in addition to the curators’ texts and images of the documents and works on display, includes contributions by Enrico Camanni, Massimo Gentili Tedeschi, Giuseppe Mendicino, Alessandro Pastore, Marco Revelli and Domenico Scarpa.