The "Terrae Motus" photo exhibition

Digital Lighthouse2019-09-28

Matera European Capital of Culture 2019

Matera European Capital of Culture 2019
Matera, Italy

On April 6, 2009, the earthquake in L'Aquila urged Italy to reflect on its fragility. Ten years after that tragic event, in the light of subsequent 2016 and 2017 earthquakes, "Terrae Motus” takes place in Matera, an exhibition curated by journalist Antonio Di Giacomo. It is the next natural step of the non-profit project "The State of Things. Geographies and Stories of the Post-Earthquake" and was created to document and support the much needed reconstruction of Italy which was left damaged by the earthquake.
In collaboration with the Italian Society of Environmental Geology and the National Association of Italian Municipalities, "Terrae Motus" takes its name from the collection of the same name commissioned by the arts patron and gallerist Lucio Amelio who, in the aftermath of the earthquake of 23 November 1980, commissioned works on the topic from the greatest Italian and international artists of the time. These works were intended for an outstanding collection which was then donated to the State and is now exhibited in the Royal Palace of Caserta.
In an attempt to reconstruct the past and not to lose the memory of it, all the love for the territory becomes evident, encouraging the affected communities to look ahead and face the hardest challenge, that of starting again.


  • Title: The "Terrae Motus" photo exhibition
  • Creator: Digital Lighthouse
  • Date Created: 2019-09-28
  • Location Created: Palazzo Acito
  • You can also read about it in: Focus on it!
  • Find out more: Matera 2019 website

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