In the light of the coronavirus lockdown in Italy and in particular in Lombardy we are showing some image of the series Italian Homes, 2019.

It’s a photographic documentation of family houses in Lombardy, precisely around Brescia, that were designed and built towards the end of the 1960s, beginning of the 70s for the “traditional” family of the time.

Who is living behind, who is watching at which facade?

The depicted houses differ from the others only in how they have being changed by their inhabitants. Once rigorously identical in all their parts, the new diversity of façades and the DIY aesthetics contradict the basic idea of the social claim of this architecture, which should create the same living conditions for homogeneous social groups.

Starting from the idea of re-examining places of origin such as suburbs, rural areas and various peripheries in order to cross the thresholds of the economic, social and political bubble form the core of the present state of social breakdown. As such, the series discusses individuality and singularity set against the standardization and homogenization of “practical life”.

 

Italian Homes, 2019
series of 41 pigment prints on paper
Size: 60 x 80 cm (each)

Exhibition history:
La Rivoluzione siamo noi. Collezionismo italiano contemporaneo, XNL Piacenza, Italy
As Walls Keep Shifting, OGR, Turin, Italy
Unrequited Love, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy