17 January 2023 until 17 March 2023 10:00 at 19:00Photo exhibition - Antonio Rovaldi END. WORDS FROM THE MARGINS NEW YORK CITY


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The photography installation End. Word From The Margins New York City (2019), the video
screening The Rest of the Images (2020), the sound installation Five Walks. New York City (with
Tommaso Zerbini, 2021) and the illustrated maps by the landscape architect Francesca Benedetto
are put on display here, dialoguing in the new exhibition spaces of the Politecnico di Milano.
They represent a further stage on a journey which began at the Graduate School of Design GSD
in Harvard (November 2019) and at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea GAMeC in
Bergamo (February 2020) on the occasion of the publication of The Sound of the Woodpecker
Bill: New York City (Humboldt Books, 2019).

A Kind of Eternity
“During the spring of 2016, I decided to walk along all the borders of New York City…
The photographs I chose to tell the story of this walk spent a long time lying on the floor of
my studio in Milan, being mixed together in the continuous reinterpretation of a distance. This
exhibition not only tells the story of the edges of the city that I traced on foot between 2016 and
2018, but also the numerous periods in which I went back to Italy and thought over my journey,
traipsing around the perimeter of my studio. I see the geography of places as an elastic image
that may be lengthened and shortened as our mood would have it. Narrating through images is,
above all, a way to imagine another possible world, and walking around the edges of New York
was also a way of imagining another city”. Antonio Rovaldi

On the margins
“The boundaries of the city—in this case those of New York, but they could be those of any other urban settlement, even Milan—exalt the profound significance of this ambiguity, catalyzing various
methods of representation, from urban geography to photography and sound narrative, and as in
this case, to cinema. The artistic research allows us to grasp a degree of complexity which would
otherwise be difficult to narrate”. Roberto Dulio

Galleria del Progetto – Spazio Mostre Guido Nardi
Politecnico di Milano
via Ampère 2, Milano
Inaugurazione 17 gennaio, ore 18:00
Fino al 17 marzo 2023
lunedì – venerdì 10.00–19.00
a cura di Roberto Dulio


17 January 2023 until 17 March 2023
10:00 at 19:00


Politecnico di Milano, Spazio Mostre Guido Nardi

Via Ampère, 2 - Milano


Politecnico di Milano