"At the end of our lives, we will remember a place above all," said Edward Morgan Forster at Howard House; digging inside the works, as well as inside the existence, of Morrissey, P-Orridge and Curtis, for them that place is, after all, Manches have. The great stories, those of love of any love you can talk about, are territories of everyone and of no one, a nullius land that knows no borders and jurisdictions: you can't determine the beginning, a precise date that is needed to celebrate a birthday sario né, when they finish, a last memory. Yet, in the collective memory, the history of the Smiths begins in that little room and maybe for this reason many still want to keep a personal image of it."
"In Manchester you do things differently", said Tony Wilson, in a motto that embodies the soul of the city. And it's no coincidence that he was the founder of Factory Records, the record label that produced many of the bands from the great North West of England. The city has gifted the world some of the most influential bands, from Durutti Column to Joy Division, Buzzcocks to Oasis. is with the Smiths, however, that the Mancunians, and not only, have established the deepest sentimental bond, even forty years after their birth, since that evening of October 4, 1982 when the band debuted at the Ritz on the notes of Handsome Devil. In a Manchester made of sheet metal and bricks, between worker strikes, hook-shaped installations and Engels statues, Giuseppina Borghese explores the city of dissent and through photographs of personal memory and biographies of uncommon spirits and mu if miserable it invites us to retrieve the places iconic of the Smiths."
from 26 January in bookstores