In change, Vietri captures the lack of collective and individual interest in the values of freedom and justice, equity and solidarity. He shows a city increasingly alienated and estranged from man, overwhelmed by technique, by the car and traffic as well as box-like buildings that leave no living space for man and nature. Compared to the 1960s, the forms become more schematic, the colors more anti-naturalistic, almost trying to reproduce the functionalist geometry and prevailing technicalism.
Fiat happening exhibition
The automobile, the flywheel of the development model, emblematic product of industrialisation, becomes for Vietri a symbol of technique and of technical rationalization of production processes, of relations between men and between men and nature. Vietri dedicated the exhibition “Happening” – that he organized in 1983 in the exhibition hall of the Fiat branch in Bologna – to the automobile, a provocation to make counter-information and call for critical reflection.