- Where: Genoa, Galleria Euro Romano
Every year, the inter-provincial exhibition opened amid a series of controversies: the most common were related to the lack of a suitable venue for contemporary art exhibitions in Genoa, and to the criteria for the selection of the jury members. In addition, the 15th exhibition did not receive rave reviews from critics, who also felt lukewarm about Novaresio.
In 1971, Novaresio moved to the small town of Godiasco (Pavia), away from the chaos of Rome: he rented an old mill and turned it into his studio.
Three years later, he exhibited again in Genoa at the Galleria Il Punto: this large retrospective traced the artist’s career from the 1940’s up to the series of paintings entitled 8 proposte per un manifesto contro la guerra [8 proposals for an anti-war manifesto], which testified the atrocities of war. He then held a traveling exhibition on the motorship Irpinia, which called at Alexandria, Beirut, Kaifa, Istanbul and Athens.