PICCOLO COME UN NIDO
GRANDE COME IL MONDO (2022)
Entering nurseries I could enter a sort of parallel world, small in scale but where the foundations for the future rest. A protected and welcoming world where children discover themselves and the others, build relationships, wonder, confront, fight, enjoy. A place and a time where the small and simple – small gestures, small objects, small human beings – can express their intense and sometime revealing depth, a soft yet powerful presence, essential – in the sense of closeness to the essence. Fantasy and play become instruments to establish relationships with the world around, wonder and magic are possibilities of discovery and invention.
Commissioned by MUFOCO – Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea
and Comune di Cinisello Balsamo
on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of public nurseries in the city.