Class 1975, born in Naples, the photographer Stefano Romano works between Bergamo and Tirana, Albania.
Through installations, performances, video and photography he investigates the contradictions of social reality and the ephemerality of everyday life, making the artist the first spectator of himself.
From 10 October to 20 December la Adolfo Pini Foundation of Milan will host a review entitled 'Impermanent Monuments , edited by Gabi Scardi, which brings together the work of the photographer of the last 10 years and, in particular, two photographic series and some videos.
Her Impermanent Monuments they are those who lose their rigidity, becoming a symbol of precariousness and loss of authority.
Romano's work is very much influenced by the socio-political reality of the host country for some years.
References to dictatorship, bipolar world, contradictions of a too fast development, the photographer highlights in his works an Albanian in perennial unstable equilibrium between an uncomfortable past, yet visible in many historical buildings, and a sometimes chaotic impetus towards the future.
Of this his vision of the Albanian reality is, for example, the video, in absolute preview because it was never screened before, entitled Zanafilla, the Origin (from the name of the first book in the Bible, the one that explains the Creation), work loosely based on the story of the National Theater and the Experimental Theater of Tirana, a historic building in the Albanian capital about to be demolished despite the lively protests of citizens, supported also by intellectuals and artists from the public world of Albania.
In this regard, during the filming of Zanafilla wrote in his Facebook profile 'A place that erases the past, cannot read the present and cannot write the future'