CCCP – FEDELI ALLA LINEA 1984-2024
12 ottobre 2023 – 11 febbraio 2024
Chiostri di San Pietro, Reggio Emilia
Forty years of history of the band that transcended the musical phenomenon to become part of the socio-cultural collective imagination
A great exhibition marking the fortieth anniversary of one of the most intriguing musical experiences in the history of punk.
Born (physically) in Reggio Emilia, conceived in Berlin and reborn to the world in that Emilia Paranoica of the 1980s, before falling along with the Wall at the end of the decade, CCCP – Fedeli alla Linea have shown themselves to be a phenomenon that far from died out in those long-forgotten years, a band that has remained capable of continually rediscovering its relevance thanks to intuitions that provide a reference point for a multitude of fans to this day.
From 12 October 2023 to 11 February 2024 at the Chiostri di San Pietro in Reggio Emilia, CCCP – Fedeli alla Linea (aka Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Massimo Zamboni, Annarella Giudici and Danilo Fatur), forty years after the release of their first EP Ortodossia, reopen the drawers of a collective archive of images, sounds, texts, clothes, stage sets and experiences to let visitors relive those moments that marked their existence and that continue to create cultural links between opposing eras and places.
The exhibition, which will emphasise the disruptive power of the texts and the almost mythological aura surrounding the group, will retrace their entire history. A career that crossed paths with some of the most characteristic names of the 1980s, from Pier Vittorio Tondelli to Luigi Ghirri and Amanda Lear.
A chronological and anthological path will lead visitors on the discovery of the records released by CCCP, a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation of each of them, the story of the world around them and which inspired them, and then the universes generated through the sounds, lyrics, clothes and performances they created. The chronological narrative will also leave room for immersive settings – through sound installations, videos, words and images – so as to reconstruct the chaos of being CCCP, along with the daily experiences linked to the various creative phases, experiments and concerts.
Starting from Reggio Emilia, the exhibition will project the visitor into a boundless human space, linking East and West Berlin, the European frontiers, Beirut, the Arab world, the USSR and its satellite countries, China, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Kabul, Palestine, Israel, Moscow and Leningrad, while transforming those places into the peripheries and nodes of a single mental network.
A couple of generations have come and gone, yet since then, “I don’t study, I don’t work, I don’t watch TV, I don’t go to the cinema, I don’t do sport” and “Produce, Consume, Die” continue to be slogans for those struggling to come to terms with contemporary society.
This exhibition will be carbon neutral: Fondazione Palazzo Magnani is committed, starting with this exhibition, to totally offset the tons of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere for the production of the cultural activities it organises.
Out in october 2023
Sustainable ticket: to help offset your environmental impact. We will buy sustainability credits from the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park. More info here
Concessions: over 65, people with disabilities, groups of at least 10 people, membership card affiliated institutions, “Puppets and the Avantgarde” ticket
Students: students from 19 to 26 years old with a university card
Free admission: carers of people with disabilities, children under 10 years-old, members of Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, press-accreditated journalists, members of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Palazzo Strozzi and Camera, ICOM members
Family tickets (to be purchased only at the ticket office of Chiostri di San Pietro) :
2 adults + 1 kid 28 €
2 adults + 2 or 3 kids 32 €
1 adult + 1 kid 16 €
1 adult + 2 kids 20 €
Project financed thanks to the European Funds of the Emilia-Romagna Region
in collaboration with