As part of the Via Padova 2009 initiative, Assab One invited Alessandra Spranzi to develop a project connected to the neighbourhood around the association’s premises.
The project was made possible thanks to the collaboration of a number of local businesses and institutions, as well as individual residents who enthusiastically agreed to take part in the initiative, offering their personal experiences of the neighbourhood, their knowledge and even their homes.
Alessandra Spranzi observed and recorded the architectural chaos characterising the four kilometres of Via Padova. With her photomontages she redrew and highlighted the fragmentary nature of what she saw. A reflection on the line that, even symbolically, unites and separates the buildings. Her photomontages are published in an artists’ book presented at the Triennale in context of inContemporanea.
Alessandra Spranzi was born in Milan where she lives and works. Her work has been shown in Milan and abroad, in both personal and group exhibitions, including: in 2008 Selvatico (o colui che si salva), at the Galleria Fotografia Italiana in Milan; Storie immaginate in luoghi reali, at the Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Cinisello Balsamo, Milan; in 2007 Collezionismi, at Assab One in Milan; in 2005 Cose che accadono, at the Galleria Fotografia Italiana in Milan and Italian Camera in Venice; in 2004 Lo sguardo ostinato, at Man in Nuoro, and On Air. Video in onda dall’Italia, at the Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea in Monfalcone (GO); in 2003 In natura, at the 10th Biennale for photography in Turin and Da Guarene all’Etna, at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, in Turin; in 2002 Nel bosco, at the Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan; in 2000 La donna barbuta, at the Galerie Drantmann in Brussels, Belgium, and at the Galleria Emi Fontana in Milan (1999), Museo Entr’acte, at the Museo Marino Marini in Florence and Futurama, arte in Italia 2000, at the Museo Pecci in Prato; in 1999 Animals animaux tiere animali, at the Galleria Continua in S. Gimignano (SI); Alessandra Spranzi, Marti Llorens, at the Murray Guy Gallery in New York; Dove sei?, at the Galleria Emi Fontana in Milan; in 1998 People, at the Galleria Monica De Cardenas in Milan; Alessandra Spranzi, at the Galleria Luigi Franco Arte Contemporanea in Turin; Immagina 2010, at the Galleria Enja Wonneberger, Kiel, Germany; in 1997 Vertigo, at the Galleria Emi Fontana in Milan and L’angelo del focolare, at Care Of in Cusano Milanino (MI).
Triennale di Milano