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Alessandro Pongan's avatar Alessandro Pongan

“Every day I go out wearing a mask to reach my studio one kilometer from home, in Milan. I walk along deserted streets, around me only buildings that line the road and in perspective other distant buildings. People are locked in their homes. It is as if humanity itself were one with its own houses. Unarmed giants resisting in silence ”. The creation of this work is related to the rapid progression of the pandemic in Lombardy. Those were days full of anguish that just preceded the lockdown; the atmosphere of the neighborhood in which I live was unreal, the social distancing began even before it was prescribed by the authorities. By walking the streets in this atmosphere I conceived this work. I felt the urge to get to work to convey thoughts in a productive way and not to be overwhelmed by anxiety. I was also aware of the historical significance of the events we were experiencing and wanted to fix my emotions. Numbers in the title are the house # of the original buildings.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: cm 1
  • Medium: Fine art print - diptych
  • Width: cm 103
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: cm 49