Carolina Sandretto is a New York-based photographer from Italy. Her solo show Vivir con…, curated by Laura Cherubini, is being inaugurated on September 17th at Galleria Bianconi in Milan, presenting the artist’s eponymous project for the first time in the city.
By portraying Cuban people in their own homes, surrounded by their memories and affections, the artist seeks to draw a picture of today’s Cuban society and its undergoing transformations.
These people’s homes are located in buildings called Solar, which were originally conceived as single-family houses. Due to the complex economic situation of the country, in the course of the years, the Solar were split into tiny apartments, where numerous family members of the old and new generations have had to live side by side since then. The rooms represented are often chaotic due to their small sizes, yet carefully maintained despite these families’ difficult conditions.
A selection of portraits, shot with a medium format camera, and a series of interviews titled Hopes for the future will be on show until October 30th, 2015.
Carolina Sandretto, Vivir con... Opening Thursday, September 17th at 6:30 pm From September 18th to October 30th, 2015 Galleria Bianconi Via Lecco 20, Milan www.galleriabianconi.com