Born in 2009 with the aim of spreading photography and contemporary art, this year Centrale Festival reaches its eleventh edition.
This new edition of the festival is aimed at young international artists selected through open call, underlining the will of the organizers to extend the range of interest and to carry on emerging researches in close connection with contemporaneity.
We are pleased to present exclusively some previews from the exhibitions hosted during the festival from 7 to 30 June 2019.
Darkroom combines the presentation of the project-book called “Vietnik” with a site-specific installation in dialogue with the environment in which it is hosted. The title can recall two opposite contexts, on one side the nostalgic fetishism for analogue photography and the development in the darkroom, on the other side the club culture darkrooms. The complex and articulated synesthesia of the book finds in the installation a more abstract and direct display, a matrix for entering into the double link between image and sound.
Curated by Marco Paltrinieri
IL MITO DELLA PICCOLA CITTÀ
Most of the inhabitants are satisfied with their lives within the city. Just few of them are afflicted from the weight of boredom and routine, to satisfy their desire of adventure there is the city park or the television. Hardly nobody notices the threads that hold them tied to the small city, pulled up with a large amount of cement, polystyrene, plastic, billboards and plants. It’s difficult to say if beyond the vegetation that surrounds it there’s something else, perhaps the world ends just where its borders end.
Curated by Monica Poggi
The work of these three authors arises in response to different affective systems, each unique and peculiar, like any human relationship. Family relationships, amorous, terminated or still in progress. With different stories behind, the three young artists examine their experience putting themeselves on the line and bringing the viewer inside their privacy. Without being explicit or didactic, these images clearly trace suggestions in which everyone can recognize themeselves. Speaking a universal language, the one of the human ties.
Curated by TWENTY14 (Matilde Scaramellini, Elena Vaninetti)
A container ship is the protagonist of “Anina” the film by Alcaeus Spyrou. The video project shows fragments of a solitary journey through open sea, industrial and natural landscapes, vast skies and anonymous ports. Sailing, traveling, and docking, the ship follows its trade route during which the scenarios change, but not the constant pace of navigation. The work traces the mythology of marine expeditions, the ancient tradition of man and the great metaphor of his existence.
Curated by Claudia Löffelholz
After years under the sign of “There Is No Alternative”, the Tatcherian slogan that presented a precise socio-economic structure as the only one possible and which has largely influenced the collective imagination, in the public and cultural debate we began to reintroduce words like utopia , possible futures and alternative practices. At the base, the idea that the present is the implementation of one of the many feasible possibilities. Claiming this observation point, “Hyperpossibility” is presented as an open cartography that explores the territory of possibility.
Curated by Irene Guandalini
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7-30 June 2019