The exhibition at Galleria Civica di Modena of the photographs and sculptures of the young artist-photographer Marco Maria Zanin explores the theme of memory and roots in contemporary society through reinterpretation of the relics produced by time.

Debris and objects that for Zanin, as for the French philosopher Georges Didi-Huberman, are “symptoms” of the survival across epochs of archetypal human values.



Tools of the rural world are cut and photographed, taking on original forms of a totemic character, while fragments of demolished modern buildings produce porcelain casts or still lifes.