Sofia Bersanelli, Giulia Riva and Elisabetta Polelli
A project by Angelo Barone
Three young artists, Sofia Bersanelli, Giulia Riva and Elisabetta Polelli, worked with their cameras around the Sacro Monte sculptures on display at Casa Testori (Arriva il gran teatro montano, Casa Testori, 9 April – 8 May 2016).
They were guided by Angelo Barone, himself an artist, photographer and lecturer. The challenge was to understand how artists of the new generations intercept and revisit the forms of our past; what dialogue is created between them and a fascinating monument, but sometimes perceived as “distant”, such as the Sacro Monte of Varallo. The three young artists have interpreted these masterpieces with a great deal of freedom and creativity, each of them creating surprising paths through images.
The products of this workshop were exhibited at Casa Testori. On the occasion of the presentation, Angelo Barone and the artists dialogued with the director of the Ente Sacri Monti Elena De Filippis.