IT ENDS WITH NOSTALGIA

Parsec presents the exhibition IT ENDS WITH NOSTALGIA, opening on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 18.30.

The show focuses on the ambivalences of the nostalgic feeling, proposing a sociological reinterpretation of this individual and collective attitude through the works of Guendalina Cerruti, Francesco Hayez, Sathyan Rizzo, and the book Raising moths. Attempts at (Musical) Ekphrasis On Haruomi Hosono’s Watering a Flower by Federico Antonini and Sergio Savini. The project intends to trace a continuity between the nostalgic look of the portrait painted by Hayez, a study for the great painting I profughi di Parga, and a more contemporary feeling, projected on a lost future, in the works of Cerruti and Rizzo.

The exhibition’s title refers to the analysis of the researcher Svetlana Boym, who emphasizes how nostalgia is not so much linked to the lack of a place, but more to a time, a desire for something that no longer exists or has never existed. Nostalgia, therefore, is not only a retrospective look at the past but also a prospective look at the future. The works on display live on these two temporal axes, between the regret for something that has been lost and contemporary mourning for the impossibility of the return of a mythical future and a world with clear boundaries and values.

A central role in this reflection is also played by the sound element, which accompanies Savini and Antonini’s investigation, also highlighting how nostalgia is a transgenerational attitude in different times and contexts. Thanks to the collaboration between Parsec and Ombre Lunghe will also be organized, on Saturday, January 22, 2022, an event within the spaces of AtelierS√¨, designed specifically to expand the focus of the exhibition. The artistic research of Ombre Lunghe in this context is moved by the interest in those musical and performance projects which operate a revolution of the temporal axis and artistic codes contained therein. Nostalgia is a multidimensional phenomenon that merges different cultural and emotional dimensions that are intertwined in a new and desired elsewhere. As Svetlana Boym states, our century began with utopia and ended with nostalgia.

17 December 2021 – 30 January 2022

Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday H 15-20

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays H 11-13/15-20 

Closed on Mondays

Closed on

24, 25, 26 December 2021 and 1 January 2022

Special openings

27 December 2021 H 15-20

31 December 2021 H 15-18

3 January 2022 H 15-20

21-23 January H 11-20

22 January 2022 | IT ENDS WITH NOSTALGIA meets Ombre Lunghe