“Passé proche” is a multimedia project, developed between 2000 and 2011, presenting in the form of an installation the story of a small family business, producing dry ham, created in 1875 in the north of Italy. This work follows the evolution of a family history where the characters meet the dramas of the wars and the events of the Italian economic miracle. In 1990, the evolution of the production systems and globalization force Susanna’s parents to sell the company to a major global company. This project questions the disappearance of the founding activities and the heritage they leave us.
Courtesy Fondazione Gruppo Credito Valtellinese and Montrasio Arte, Monza and Milan
About the artist
Susanna Pozzoli was born in 1978 in Italy. After studying literature and cinema, she trained as a photographer. Invited by the artist-in-residence Harlem Studio Fellowship by Montrasio Arte, she moves to New York where she lives from 2007 to 2009, making On the Block. Harlem Private View, project that was noticed by the critics, published and exhibited in 2010-2012. In 2012 she publishes the artist’s book Handmade. Korean Way, the result of resulting from her residency in South Korea and she wins the Shanghai Prize. She leavesing for China in October 2012 for an institutional residency. She lives and works in Milan.