From June of 2010 the ex-kindergarten in Bruzella has been converted into an exhibition space for photographic exhibitions promoted by the Rolla Foundation. The photographs are from the private collection of Rosella and Philip Rolla who have decided to share their interest and passion for the photographic medium.
The historic town of Bruzella, in the Valle di Muggio, about 10 km from Chiasso and 26 km from Lugano, is now part of the new Breggia community (Mendrisio). At an elevation of 600 metres on a terraced hillside the kindergarten is situated on the first floor of the former Town Hall, in front of the San Siro parish church.
The exhibition has been extended until Sunday 2 October 2016
Miroslav Tichý is the eleventh exhibition held in the ex-kindergarten of Bruzella, home of the Rolla Foundation. The works are from the private collection of Rosella and Philip Rolla and presents on this occasion 40 photographs and 5 drawings.
Miroslav Tichý (1926-2011, Kyjov, Czech Republic), between 1960 and 1985, using cameras made from found objects, cardboard, cans and other materials, shot thousands of photographs, predominately of women of his native town of Kyiov.
The photographs remained largely unknown until 2004 when the curator Harald Szeemann introduced him to the art world at the Biennial in Seville.
The images—fleeting glimpses, blurred, stained and poorly printed due to the limitations of his primitive equipment and to a series of intentional mistakes—reach poetic imperfections.
The catalog text is by Francesco Zanot curator of CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Turin, Italy.
By appointment only
collateral event of:
ChiassoLetteraria – 11° Festival internazionale di letteratura
Seconda classe - 27 April - 1 May 2016, Chiasso - Switzerland
|Size: 15 x 21 cm
Pages: 48 Softcover
Illustrations: 40 four-color print
Edition: Fondazione Rolla, 2016
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