Exhibition until March 21rst 2022 at the Calmette Space, 18 Doctor Calmette street, 06400 Cannes, open from Monday to Friday (1.30pm - 5pm), phone : 04.89.82.20.70, admission free.
The Calmette Space in Cannes welcomes an exhibition about the Italian immigration to France after being highlighted first at the French Museum of Immigration in Paris. This immigration is considered a success but it doesnt' happen peacefully everytime oscillating between several kinds of feelings like desire, violence, passion and at the end integration. During the Middle Adges the Italian traders move to France for selling in fairs the potent place for making deal at this time. The craftmen will succeed before the arriving of artists who will do many painting for the upper class. At the beginning of the 19th century the Italian nationalist people move to France until the building of the Italian unity leaded by Cavour with the help of the French emperor Napoleon the third. Since 1860 the Italian people immigrates a lot to France for finding work in mining or building because the French workers don't want to take these jobs. Like all the immigrant communities they accepted hard work and low wages in spite of the French workers hatery and sometimes killings like in Marseille the June 19 1881 (three deads), Beaucaire (three deads) and Aigues Mortes the August 16 and 23 1893 (9 deads). The Italian community rises up highly and intergrates itself towards many clubs or associations. When the fascism take the power many opponents (the Rosselli brothers, Pietro Nenni, Sandro Pertini, ...) find a safe place in France. After WWII the Italian immigration will be more qualified but the Italy rebuilding and the birth of a middle class will stop everything.