In the open air (2004 - 2011)

In the rural landscape of Bassa Romagna

There was a time when the country used to be the opposite of the city (empty/full, nature/culture, poverty/wealth, tradition/modernity, physical work/sedentary work, separation/concentration); better still, the country was the absence of the city: an environment neither urban nor rural which preserves the productive function of the old country

Zaffagnini shows us what we pretend not to know: the landscape we created is a mirror of ourselves, customers and consumerists, shallow tourists, and hasty car drivers.

Piero Orlandi
fron the introduction of In the open air, Castel Maggiore, Editrice Quinlan, 2011.