Without in any way claiming to be exhaustive, the twenty-seventh edition of SI FEST intends to put down some answers, in the infinite list of possible ones, for the public who is going to visit the kermesse of Savignano sul Rubicone dedicated to international photography from September 14 to September 30, 2018.
Photography stays the best medium to give a testimony about human beings and their struggle for life, their tensed relationship to society and ideology, the threat of local and international conflicts. Photography can help to establish creative links between passed times, present desires and the future. Artists want to use it also to bring new dimensions to identity and social relations. To do so they try to invent new aesthetics of images, building fiction, organizing sequences and installations.
Photography can in definitive be a special magnifier lens capable of investigating the multiples facets of the state of our times. We live in one of the most complex and articulated moments of history, a time where certainties are exchanged for uncertainty and fluidity of the being and living. What are the desires, the needs, the inspirations, the fears and the feelings of the human beings of today?
What are the structures of power that hold together our societies, the complex systems in which individuals aggregate, and the rules needed to keep coherence inside our lives?
What social, economical, environmental changes are impacting the way we live in the contemporaneity? The new edition of SI Fest will question photography and some of its more significant voices to take stock of the situation on what is happening to our lives today, from the more intimate and personal point of view on the single individuals, to the more complex and global categories that keep our existences together.
c.so Vendemini, 51 Savignano sul Rubicone
From 14 to 16 September