curated by Ilaria Campioli and Daniele De Luigi
Works by Domenico Camarda, Irene Fenara, Alisa Martynova, Francesco Pili, Vaste Programme (Leonardo Magrelli, Alessandro Tini, Giulia Vigna), Martina Zanin, Elena Zottola
The eighth edition of Giovane Fotografia Italiana, entitled Reconstruction, explores the ways in which artists can combine photography and imagination to attempt a more authentic understanding of reality, by breaking down and reassembling information and knowledge. They demonstrate that photography is able to take part to the cognitive process not only by by representing reality that can be observed through the eyes, but also, from that standpoint, by reconstructing reality in its multiple dimensions through imagination.
With Liquido, Domenico Camarda reflects on the concept of identity which, like reality itself, has multiplied, expanded, leaving space for a world that is undefined, where invariability is replaced by a variety of possible forms.
Irene Fenara with Three Thousand Tigers highlights how technology changes the perception of the world. Starting from images of a tiger, an animal in danger of extinction but over-represented in our imagination, she creates new images by use of an algorithm that underlines the distance between us and reality.
Nowhere Near by Alisa Martynova attempts to rebuild the imagination of those who have decided to leave their homeland and what remains of their dream of a different life once migrants have reached their destination, exploring their inner world.
Francesca Pili with #Abruxaus denounces with bitter irony the plague of arson that afflict Sardinia as well as many other areas of the planet, offering a reflection on the controversial relationship between man and nature, subjected to the logic of consumerism.
With The Long Way Home of Ivan Putnik, Truck Driver, the Vaste Programme collective (Leonardo Magrelli, Alessandro Tini, Giulia Vigna) investigates the mechanisms and the role of images by presenting the photographic archive of an imaginary character who drives across Siberia on a truck, giving life to a narration crossing the classic genres of photo album, travel diary and verofiction, through images and memories carefully selected by the authors.
I Made Them Run Away by Martina Zanin is a multi-level story that investigates through images and correspondence letters the dynamics of modern relationships, focusing on themes such as love, fantasy, illusion, identity.
The Creation of the World Is an Ordinary Day by Elena Zottola is a work-performance conceived in Estonia and materialized in the artist’s postcard. Inspired by an ancient Baltic tale on the origin of the world, this photographic project is the mean for the formulation of a new multicultural and collective tale, devoid of any language barrier, form or content.
Promoters: Municipality of Reggio Emilia with the Municipality of Cortona
In collaboration with GAI – Association for the Circuit of Young Italian Artists, the European Photography Festival, Circulation(s). Festival de la jeune photographie europèenne in Paris; the Photoworks Festival in Brighton; the Panoràmic Festival in Granollers, Barcelona, the Cortona On The Move Festival.
Co-financed by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department for Youth Policies and the Universal Civil Service with ANCI National Association of Municipalities of Italy.
With the contribution of the Emilia-Romagna Region (as part of “Emilia 2020-2021″) and Reire s.r.l.