From June of 2010 the ex-kindergarten in Bruzella has been converted into an exhibition space for photographic exhibitions promoted by the Rolla Foundation. The photographs are from the private collection of Rosella and Philip Rolla who have decided to share their interest and passion for the photographic medium.
The historic town of Bruzella, in the Valle di Muggio, about 10 km from Chiasso and 26 km from Lugano, is now part of the new Breggia community (Mendrisio). At an elevation of 600 metres on a terraced hillside the kindergarten is situated on the first floor of the former Town Hall, in front of the San Siro parish church.
22.10.2016 - 08.01.2017
The photographs, paintings and drawing are from the private collection of Rosella and Philip Rolla who on this occasion are exhibiting four photographs by Luisa Lambri, and four paintings and a drawing by Maureen Gallace.
Luisa Lambri - photographer - and Maureen Gallace - painter -, both prominent international figures in their respective fields, both having a new and distinctive approach to visual art, are presented together for the first time.
Philip Rolla: “When Luisa saw the Maureen Gallace paintings in our home she remarked that Gallace was one of her favorite artists. The thought came to me that a space with Luisa Lambri photographs and Maureen Gallace paintings in it, and nothing else, would be a paradise.”
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a new beginning
On the eve of its tenth edition, the Bienniale dell’immagine is renewed becoming an Association.
The new born Associazione Biennale dell’immagine (ABi) is a versatile and independent structure, designed to meet the changing needs of an event that looks forward.
With its known exhibition spaces (Spazio Officina, Max Museo, Galleria Cons Arc) the related initiatives about integration (Chiasso - culture in movimento) offered by a town that never stands still, Chiasso will remain the focal point of the Biennale. The partnerships will be strengthened with public and private institutions of the rest of the Canton.
Because of this important organizational innovations, the tenth edition of the Biennale has been moved to 2017.
ASIP was founded in 1996 as the Association of Swiss Photographic Institutions. It promotes communication and networking between various institutions, museums, galleries, collections, archives, libraries and schools, and supports political and cultural policy lobbying. ASIP campaigns for the significance of photography in Swiss cultural life.