Philip and Rosella Rolla see art as a valuable asset to be shared with friends, enthusiasts and even the simply curious. With this generous and innovative spirit, they founded the cultural association borgovico33 in 2002. Rosella is the director and coordinator of the scientific committee. Inspired by the Texas artist Donald Judd’s Chinati Foundation in Marfa, they chose as their headquarters the former church of the convent of Santa Caterina in Como, a 1634 building that had been used for various purposes over the centuries and then abandoned. The architect Paolo Brambilla renovated it with delicate and conservative touch. Over a period of seven years, photographers, artists, musicians, actors and architects from Italy, Switzerland and abroad took part in a total of twenty-five events. The series opened in April 2002 with the exhibition Pino Musi, Giuseppe Terragni, and Franco Vimercati. A Journey to the Purity of the Image. Photographs from 1973 to 2001 concluded the series in the first half of 2008. A photographer at the beginning of the adventure and a photographer to seal it. Certainly not by chance.


More information on borgovico33 initiatives can be found at www.bv33.org