The third event of the Rolla Foundation is a group exhibition that offers, through 32 photographic works and 20 artists, a look at the theme: houses. The idea of presenting a photographic exhibition dedicated to houses originated in Rosella and Phil Rolla’s passion for architecture; a passion which has led them, over the years, to collect photographs of buildings, factories, interiors and architectural details.
Houses is only the first of what will be a series of exhibitions dedicated to architecture, a five-year project, which will present an annual exhibition on the theme.
Houses was inspired by an essay written by Robert Adams: “I have also come on city tract houses so inhumanly beautiful that they had over them the chill of empty space.”
This gave origin to a consideration that denotes the exhibition: “I love houses, they have a soul”. (Phil Rolla)
The catalog text is by Marco Franciolli, Director of the Museo Cantonale d’Arte and the Museo d’Arte of Lugano.
List of authors: Robert Adams, Gabriele Basilico, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Vincenzo Castella, Giuseppe Chietera, Jose Dávila, Roland Fischer, Günther Forg, Dan Graham, André Lurçat, Lucia Moholy, Pino Musi, Gabriel Orozco, Scott Peterman, Artur Pfau, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Catherine Wagner.