STREGHERIE – Facts, scandals and truths about the subversives of history
A singular and fascinating exhibition will be open to the public from October 29, 2022 to February 26, 2023 at Villa Reale in Monza – Italy
STREGHERIE – Facts, scandals and truths about the subversives of history, conceived and produced by Vertigo Syndrome, with the patronage of the Municipality of Monza, does justice to the fullest sense of the word “Witch”, declaring that in a world that has apparently renounced all sense of the sacred and many of its ancient ties with nature, there still exists, today as in the past, a society of women dedicated to the occult and who use magic to solve everyday problems.
The aim of the exhibition is therefore to reconstruct a culture that is scattered and oppressed, but which is continually resurgent, starting from its origins and telling its story through rigorous iconographic research, attesting to all its aspects.
Antique prints, from a unique collection in the world, with engravers from the last two centuries, such as Dürer, Goya or Delacroix, alongside forgotten anonymous illustrators; 16th-century treatises on witchcraft together with original film posters on the subject; and then amulets, fetishes and other ritual instruments, from the incredible Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall.