Finis Valtellinae? Provocative questions about the persistence of the idea of identity and the future, therefore reflect a, and artistically transform, on the roots and essence of the concept of identity, between now become a precarious general condition, rhetoric also, and uncertainty about developments of existing common as a typical characteristic of our times. Not only that but provocation stimulus creative and cultural, beyond self-celebration and ceremony, but also discarding a critical end itself, to rethink and rebuild together a living sense of shared experience and its identity traits, between the urban landscape and everyday microscene, models between returnees and new languages territorial. Valtellina art and read art. Inside and outside the Valtellina same.
Fine which limit. End which border. Door and gate, and host defense. Plurality of meanings and values. Con-fine. Common purpose, participated. (Giacomo Maria Prati – Paolo Lesino)
Volume published on the occasion of the exhibition "Finis Valtellinae? The identity of the Valtellina in contemporary art " (10 June – 6 August 2011) at Praetorian Palace, Sondrio.