Study for a Monument, 2019

ARTIST

Stefano Romano

DATE

Saturday 11 May
13:00

VENUE

Aristotelous Square with Leoforos Niki Av.

Study for a Monument, 2019

Ongoing project

Stefano Romano (Napoli, Italy)

MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts

 

Study for a Monument which is an ongoing project, started in 2014 as a reflection on the idea of monument. The artist ask people randomly in the city to perform their personal idea of monument, climbing on a little stepladder that he always carries with him. It’s an ephemeral monument, since it exists only for the time of a photography. Afterwards, each photography becomes part of a broader photographic archive of possible monuments, turning upside down the over imposed idea of “hero”.

 

CREDITS

Stefano Romano (Italy, 1975), lives and works between Albania and Italy. Romano works in a processual field, through temporary actions, performances, installations, video and photographic works. He realizes ephemeral, diasporic actions built according to a rigid grammatical structure capable of always generating unexpected situations, making the artist the first spectator of himself. His work focuses on the contradictions of social reality, always investigated through a light look, capable of creating transitory and unexpected images.

Program curators:

Yannis Bolis-Domna Gounari, art curators, MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts