17 December 2021 – 30 January 2022

Opening 16 December 2021 at 18:30 

On Thursday 16 December 2021 at 18:30 Parsec opens the exhibition IT ENDS WITH NOSTALGIA.

The exhibition focuses on the ambivalence 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 exhibition project intends to trace a continuity between the nostalgic gaze of the portrait painted by Hayez, a study for the great painting I profughi di Parga, and a more contemporary feeling, projected onto a lost future, in the works of Cerruti and Rizzo. A central role in this reflection is also played by the sound element, which accompanies Savini and Antonini’s investigation, highlighting how nostalgia is a transgenerational attitude in different times and contexts.

“Our century seems to have started with utopia and ended with nostalgia,” says writer and artist Svetlana Boym. 

The title of the exhibition emphasises how nostalgia, the desire for something that no longer exists or has never existed, is not so much linked to the lack of a place as to the lack of a time. It is a feeling that is not only identified as a retrospective look at the past but also as a prospective look at the future. It is precisely on these two temporal axes that the works on display live, between regret for something that has been lost and completely contemporary mourning for the impossibility of the return of a mythical future and a world with clear boundaries and values.

Opening hours: 
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday  3 PM-8 PM
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 11 AM-1 PM/3 PM-8 PM
Closed on Mondays
Closed on: 24, 25, 26 December 2021, and 1 January 2022

Special openings
27 December 2021 H 3 PM-8 PM
31 December 2021 H 3 PM-6 PM

Free entry with Super Green Pass