After years of intense collaboration with the management of Si.M.U.L. and of constant commitment to research, protection and enhancement of the rich heritage of photographs belonging to the territory, the photographer Luigi Erba is the protagonist of the new exhibition "Luigi Erba. The present Archive", curated by Barbara Cattaneo, scheduled from 24 October 2021 to 23 October 2022 in the Graphics and Photography Section of Palazzo delle Paure, Piazza XX Settembre 22, Lecco.
"A great exhibition by an Italian photographer like Luigi Erba - underlines Simona Piazza, councilor for culture of the Municipality of Lecco - who has been collaborating with Si.MUL for many years, enhancing our archives through direct donations made by the artist himself and raising awareness among colleagues in doing so, increasing our photographic funds. This time he himself will be the protagonist of an anthological exhibition that traces the years of his career in a gallery available to citizens for a whole year ".
With more than seventy works on display, the exhibition traces the author's long photographic activity - from the seventies to the present day - using the concept of the present, dynamic archive, as a lens with which to reflect on one's own production and re-produce at one's own time. As with many of the exhibitions previously held at the Graphic and Photography Section of Palazzo Paure, this exhibition is also part of the project for the acquisition and enhancement of photographic funds for the photo library of the Municipality of Lecco and Si.MUL, thus enriching its already large collection of over 3000 specimens with the author's substantial donation, exhibited in the exhibition. Thanks also to the inclusion of the event in the program of the Milano PhotoFestival 2021, the exhibition proposes to promote and pay homage to the work of Luigi Erba also at an extra-territorial level, enhancing the commitment made by the author in all these years between research and development of photography in the personal interpretation of the landscape in its meaning of "non-place".