the arts of destruction


Time Witness by Stefano Barattini 

Stefano Barattini’s project refers to transition spaces, places sometimes left behind, exposed to a possible mutation. These places go back to a vague time, exploring an abandoned condition of which we appreciate the aesthetic dimension.

The search of these places has expanded without interruptions, including a large variety of typologies such as: sanatoriums, villas, farm houses, mental hospitals, factories and prisons in a state of complete dereliction. The main cultural purpose is to keep photographic traces of an artistic and architectural heritage which is going to be lost in demolition, destruction or severe renovation.