For the first time, the Estonian public will have a chance to enjoy the works of Italian photographer Nicola Bertellotti at an exhibition called The Great Beauty. Through his camera’s lens, the artist examines the aesthetics of decaying and decomposing, the beauty of abandoned and forgotten place, and the phenomenon of termination. Human activity has ceased in the buildings captured in the pictures. There you can no longer hear the joyous shouts of children, people’s conversations or the prayers of the clergy. These are objects created by humans, where no human foot will tread again, and where nature is again taking over.
If one half of the exhibition glorifies the beauty of abandoned buildings and interiors, then the other half is dedicated to the emergence of new life. Spiders, who are the main residents of the abandoned buildings, live in wooden terrarium houses and symbolise a new beginning after the departure of the people.