DONNE IRREGOLARI – IRREGULAR WOMEN

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An exhibition, until 30th September, which brings to light the stories of women who for years lived in the former Astino Monastery, in the years when it was an asylum.

 

For the exhibition, 2400 patient medical records were examined to investigate a mental illness that, in the 1800s, with extreme situations such as wars, famine, poverty and epidemics, was a widespread phenomenon especially among women, silent figures loaded with responsibility.

 

Images, videos, texts and documents give voice to the "Irregular Women" of the Astino Asylum. A section of the exhibition is also dedicated to the composer Gaetano Donizetti. Some of his works, in which the protagonists are women who choose madness as a way out of an unsustainable reality, were loved by Astino patients who transcribed the words on the cell walls.


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An exhibition, until 30th September, which brings to light the stories of women who for years lived in the former Astino Monastery, in the years when it was an asylum.

 

For the exhibition, 2400 patient medical records were examined to investigate a mental illness that, in the 1800s, with extreme situations such as wars, famine, poverty and epidemics, was a widespread phenomenon especially among women, silent figures loaded with responsibility.

 

Images, videos, texts and documents give voice to the "Irregular Women" of the Astino Asylum. A section of the exhibition is also dedicated to the composer Gaetano Donizetti. Some of his works, in which the protagonists are women who choose madness as a way out of an unsustainable reality, were loved by Astino patients who transcribed the words on the cell walls.