History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes is the title of the exhibition curated by Hélène de Franchis (Studio la Città, Verona) and Giorgia Lucchi Boccanera (Boccanera Gallery Trento/Milan). This exhibition project was created by two galleries that share the same vision and interest in promoting contemporary art.
“History does not repeat itself but it rhymes,” is probably the most well-known and quoted phrase of American writer Mark Twain. This famous quote represents the role of history itself: a constant evolution of transformations and progress, while at the same time, patterns that repeat and schemes that replicate paradigms similar to themselves. This sometimes happens even when two personal stories intersect. One relives the mechanisms of its past in the other, while the other builds a projection of its possible tomorrow.