Decadenza- 2013

Gina Soden’s follow up to Retrogression was Decadenza, a series that bore witness to what is now a lifetime obsession with the grand ruins of Italy. Gina presents the other side of the culturally rich, aesthetically magnificent country – long since forgotten asylums, derelict villas, abandoned churches and deserted industrial sites. The title Decadenza refers to a gradual process of deterioration and the loss of quality and strength whilst simultaneously speaking of the beauty the artist sees in these mesmerizing transformations.