Il Nostalgico e Il Nuovo
Galleria Ramo is pleased to participate as a commercial ‘project space’ in Lugano during this years Biennale dell’Immagine di Chiasso with a collective of local and international artists spanning from photography to video art. Presenting the works of Fiona Struengmann, Giacomo Bonfante, Mirko Aretini and Simon Roberts.
nostalgia |nɒˈstaldʒə| noun [mass noun] a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past. Something done or presented in order to evoke feelings of nostalgia.
new |njuː| adjective Produced, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time; not existing before. Not previously used, seen or owned, done.
In conjunction to the theme of the biennale, Città Divise / Città Plurali, Galleria Ramo presents a subplot, il nostalgico e il nuovo, exploring the nostalgia of the old cities and the continual development of new urban environment. Acting as storytellers like the ‘new topographic’ photographers of the 70’s, the emerging artists exhibited capture a nostalgic moment from a recent or further-a-foot past and contextualise it with an intervention from the present day. Creating works of art that generate a new form of visual vocabulary and grammar that differentiates itself from Susan Sontag’s or Erroll Morris’ feteshistic understanding of images as objects or things-in-themselves. Therefore creating a contemporary lexicon all for themselves.