‘Eyes on Tomorrow. Giovane Fotografia Italiana nel Mondo’ is an original project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, aiming at the international promotion of the most interesting artistic researches taking place in the Italian art scene.
The project includes a large widespread exhibition on show in eleven cities around the world – Addis Ababa, Algiers, Barcelona, Dublin, Melbourne, Mexico City, Montevideo, Moscow, Munich, New Delhi, Valletta – thus promoting, beyond the Italian borders, young emerging talents in the field of photography, through works that ideally become a way to connect the world.
Many of the scheduled venues have been planned with the collaboration of Italian Cultural Institutes abroad – acting as project partners – while the inauguration takes place on the Contemporary Art Day, the annual event by AMACI, (Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums), with opening events scheduled on December 6th-11th, 2021. AMACI is dedicated to the growth of a network of contemporary art promoters in Italy as well as abroad, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The ones planned for Munich, Melbourne, Dublino, Algeri, Mosca, Barcellona, Addis Abeba and Valletta, will open in the first half of 2022, from January to June
‘Eyes on Tomorrow. Giovane Fotografia Italiana nel Mondo’ presents a selection of three artists for each of the fourteen themes (Heritage, Identity, Power, Roots, Stories, Nomadic Life, Secrets, Youth, Dreams, Enlightenment, Horizons, Daily Life, Correspondences, Perspectives).
The project is characterized by an innovative and original exhibition format that involves the use of modular, three-dimensional wooden structures that artists customize according to personal concepts, through a flexible system designed to enhance and highlight each work. There are several expressive possibilities offered by these exhibition structures: such as viewers wandering around the installations. These potentials took artists through a long and articulated creative process.
Such original settings, paired with the unique solutions adopted, invite visitors to an immersive experience not even remotely comparable with the patterns of traditional exhibitions. Both these structures and the exhibition prints are produced on site by the Italian Cultural Institutes together with local partners, and find space in the most diverse contexts, either outdoors in squares, gardens and parks, or indoors, within the premises of the Institutes.
The thirty-nine young artists protagonists of the widespread exhibition, entrusted with the task of representing Italy in the world, have been selected by the curators Ilaria Campioli e Daniele De Luigi, among the best photographers of the Italian contemporary scene and were among those who, over the years, took part to Giovane Fotografia Italiana, the open call promoted by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, dedicated to the discovery and showcasing of emerging talents in the photographic field. The festival, now in its 9th edition, is now considered one of the most important reference points in the Italian art scene.
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The artists taking part to the project are: Giulia Agostini, Fabrizio Albertini, Giulia Flavia Baczynski, Nicola Baldazzi, Silvia Bigi, Domenico Camarda, Emanuele Camerini, Marina Caneve, Alice Caracciolo, Paolo Ciregia, Francesca Cirilli, Tomaso Clavarino, Valentina D’Accardi, Martina della Valle, Lorenza Demata, Giuseppe De Mattia, Michela Depetris, Irene Fenara, Massimiliano Gatti, Marta Giaccone, Federica Landi, Francesco Levy, Luca Marianaccio, Alisa Martynova, Luca Massaro, Francesco Merlini, Iacopo Pasqui, Zoe Paterniani, Serena Pea, Claudia Petraroli, Francesca Pili, Anna Positano, Ilaria Turba, Jacopo Valentini, Vaste Programme, Marco Maria Zanin, Martina Zanin, Alba Zari, Elena Zottola.