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12 Oct 2023 - 10 Mar 2024


12 October 2023 – 10 March 2024
Chiostri di San Pietro, Reggio Emilia

From 15 to 25 February, some stage clothes will not be on display because they will be used for the three Berlin concerts.

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.

CCCP, 2022, foto di Michele Lapini Courtesy SMK Factory

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.

Luigi Ghirri_Villa Pirondini, 1990 © Eredi Luigi Ghirri

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.


20×25 cm
300 pages
Out in october 2023
35 €

Buy your ticket online or at the ticket office of  Chiostri di San Pietro

Early bird 10 €
Sustainable ticket 16 €
Full rate 15 €
Reduced 12 €
Students (19-26 years old) 10 €
Kids (11-18 years old) 6 €
Families 16-32 €

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 €

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  • Date: 12 Oct 2023 - 10 Mar 2024
  • Location:Chiostri di San Pietro

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