FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA 2019 - XIV edition
BONDING. Intimacy, relationships, new worlds
Jacopo Benassi » Vincenzo Castella » Pierfrancesco Celada » Giovanni Chiaramonte » Kenta Cobayashi » Motoyuki Daifu » Justine Emard » Larry Fink » Samuel Gratacap » Horst P. Horst » Ryuichi Ishikawa » Francesco Jodice » Jaakko Kahilaniemi » Pixy Liao » Vittorio Mortarotti » Michele Nastasi » & others
Festival: – 9 Jun 2019
Fri 12 Apr 18:00
European Photography - Reggio Emilia
Corso Garibaldi 31
42121 Reggio Emilia
REGGIO EMILIA: FROM APRIL 12th TO JUNE 9th
24 exhibitions, 10 exhibition venues across the city, 6 regional partners, over 120 artists, 85 events and over 400 appointments in the OFF Circuit. Festival highlights include: retrospectives of Horst P. Horst and Larry Fink; this year's focus on guest country Japan; solo exhibitions by Italian masters, Vincenzo Castella, Francesco Jodice and Giovanni Chiaramonte; and much more.
Lectures, talks, performances, workshops, artists’ talks, guided tours and concerts
opening days April 12th, 13th, 14th, | exhibitions open through June 9th.
From April 12th to June 9th, Reggio Emilia will host the XIV edition of FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA, the festival organised by Fondazione Palazzo Magnani in collaboration with the Comune of Reggio Emilia and the Region of Emilia-Romagna, with support from the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. The festival explores all spheres of photography, the art form that best interprets the complexities of contemporary society.
Exhibitions, talks, performances and workshops are highlights of Fotografia Europea, an event never before so rich, which is populated by key figures in photography, culture and knowledge, and hosted across the city's main cultural institutions and exhibition spaces.
Conceived and designed by the Scientific Committee of Fondazione Palazzo Magnani – composed of Marco Belpoliti, Vanni Codeluppi, Marina Dacci, Marzia Faietti and Gerhard Wolf, under the artistic direction of Walter Guadagnini – FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA 2019 is built around the theme of BONDING: Intimacy, Relationships, New Worlds, which will run like a fil rouge through all the exhibitions in the programme.
"Among the hundreds of works displayed this year at 'Fotografia Europea'," said festival director Walter Guadagnini, "there is one that summarises all the themes of the exhibition: it is a video produced in Japan by a young French artist, which portrays the silent dialogue between the body of a ballet dancer and a robot, who move together, comparing their differences. That's exactly it. 'Fotografia Europea' enacts the relationships between people, between cultures and knowledge, from an individual and a collective perspective, from the personal to the public. Through retrospectives of great masters of the past, such as Horst P. Horst, and of the present, such as Larry Fink, through exhibitions of Italian masters like Vincenzo Castella and Francesco Jodice, and many representatives of the younger generations, we aim to discover the deep bonds between people, but also bonds between photography and the world".
Once again this year, FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA can count on the collaboration of Region Emilia-Romagna and an increasingly strong national network of synergies, which have led Reggio Emilia into dialogue with some of the most important cultural institutions in the region, such as the MAST Foundation in Bologna, the University of Parma's CSAC, the Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia, the Fondazione Modena Arti Visive, joined by MAR – the city's Art Museum – as well as Osservatorio Fotografico (Ravenna) and Linea di Confine per la Fotografia Contemporanea of Rubiera (RE).
FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA is part of the network SISTEMA FESTIVAL FOTOGRAFIA which, in addition to FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA, brings together Photolux Festival in Lucca, Cortona On the Move, Lodi's Festival Fotografia Etica and SI FEST of Savignano sul Rubicone with the aim of developing shared initiatives, photographic commissions and much more.
The guest country of the 2019 exhibition is Japan. The festival enjoys the support of the Japan Cultural Institute in Rome and works in collaboration with the Foundation Italy Japan. Both institutions have embraced the event, considering it an important opportunity to showcase Japanese culture in Italy.