From March 5th to 29th, Mantua will host the first edition of the event dedicated to female photography.
“Female Photography”. It’s not only the biennial’s title or an event that exhibits and speaks about arts. It’s also – and above all – a very precise aim: revealing female “voices” that constantly face complex and cruel topics with strength and intelligence. In about a month’s time – from March 5th to 29th – Mantua will host the first edition of an event that was created by the association “La Papessa” (The Female Pope), which artistic director is, not by chance, a woman, Alessia Locatelli.
Moak has been promoting the international photo contest Fuori Fuoco for several years and shares BBF’s passion for visual arts and, therefore, will be partner of the biennial. Moreover, a coffee distribution corner will be on site throughout the duration of the event. The full programme was presented to the press yesterday at Milan’s Triennale (picture above). It includes 12 exhibitions, 10 talks, 3 workshops, portfolio readings and screenings with the highest representatives of current Italian and International photography.
The topic is work, seen from a female perspective. “We would like to spread messages of equality through photography. In a society where a balanced gender equality does not yet exist and which story is often told through male eyes, female photography is poorly represented and often stereotyped. The Biennial is an opportunity to give important projects of exceptional photographers from all over the world the right visibility.”
A highly topical and thorny subject described in the snapshots of Daro Sulakauri illustrating the miners of Georgia, or through the eyes of Thau boxing girls by Sandra Hoyn, the Cinderellas, transsexuals from Bangladesh in the pictures of Annalisa Natali Murri, the dreams of a group of teenagers portrayed by Claudia Corrent.
The pictures of Eliza Bennet reveal that female work is not necessarily delicate: the snapshots of her project have a major impact, as they show how she literally “embroidered” her hands.
The exhibition is definitely worth a visit. Not only to admire art, but also to focus on what is happening in the world nowadays through the eyes and the vision of great female artists and interpreters of reality.
BIENNIAL OF FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHY
March 5th-8th 2020, exhibitions open every weekend until March 29th.
Location: Spazio Arrivabene 2, Tempio di San Sebastiano, Palazzo Broletto, Galleria Corraini, Galleria Disegno and Casa del Rigoletto.
Workshop, events and artist residencies at Ponte Arlotto, Creative Lab, R84 Multifactory Mantova, former convent of Saint Lucia.
Further info on www.bffmantova.com