Romano Swimming pool 1st Chapter

16 September – 1 October
Exhibition concluded

The 10th edition will be inaugurated by the Chilean artist and director Enrique Ramirez, finalist of the Duchamp 2020 prize, for whom Video Sound Art is organizing the first solo exhibition in Italy, that will take place at the same time as his show at Centre George Pompidou in Paris.

Credits Francesca Ferrari
Un hombre que camina, 2011-2014
Credits Francesca Ferrari
Un hombre que camina, 2011-2014

The idyllic atmospheres of Ramirez’s landscapes are often distorted by a superimposition of signs that transform historical facts into myth, existing places into postmodern dreamlike visions. Dazzling crossings in the salt desert in Bolivia and long oceanic journeys take the shape of new conceptual spaces.

Credits Francesca Ferrari
Para construir un jardin necesitamos de un trozo de tierra y la eternidad, 2019
America bajo el agua, 2018

The exhibition, consisting of installations, films, sculptures and photographs, unfolds in the suggestive spaces of the swimming pool, creating correspondences and visual suggestions: the changing rooms, the internal spaces, the liberty-style building, up to the immense swimming pool with three screens on its side.

Credits Francesca Ferrari
OCÉAN 33°02’47’’S / 51°04’00’’N, 2013
Credits Francesca Ferrari
OCÉAN 33°02’47’’S / 51°04’00’’N, 2013

Brief radio tracks inspired by the thematic research of the X edition will accompany the participants in the spaces of the festival, through a play of resonances and connections with particular reference to Chile, Ramirez’s work on the ocean and Tondelli’s poetic suggestions.

Credits Francesca Ferrari
Metaforas de un horizonte, 2009

Also on display is a selection by the artist of materials from the Archives of the Italian Touring Club, protagonist of this year’s open call and residence

Credits Francesca Ferrari
Sull’Archivio del Touring Club Italiano, 2020


Public program: musical performances and cinema

Swimming pool Guido Romano
Via Ampère, 20, Milan

Opening (invitation only)
Wednesday 16 September
Opening Times
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 7.30 pm to 12.00 am
18 and 19 September from 8.00 pm to 1.00 am

How to get there
M2 – Piola
Tram 19, 33
Autobus 39, 55, 62, 81, 90, 91

The X edition
was realized with the support of:
Fondazione Cariplo
Regione Lombardia
Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile (DIRAC)

With the patronage of:
Comune di Milano

Touring Club Italiano

In collaboration with:
Le Cannibale
Cinema Beltrade
Lake Como Film Festival
Filmmaker Festival
Il Cinemino
Rosso film