EXPOSED Torino Foto Festival

  • Opens
    2 May 2024
  • Ends
    2 Jun 2024
  • Founded
    2024
  • Link
  • Location Turin, Italy

EXPOSED is the new International Festival of Photography, which every year will bring temporary exhibitions, a specialised fair, educational activities, meetings, artistic commissions and off-site events centered around a theme in Turin, Italy.

Overview

The two artistic directors are Menno Liauw (Founder and Director of FUTURES) and Salvatore Vitale (Visual artist, Senior lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Co-founder of Yet Magazine, Artistic Director of FUTURES and PhMuseum Mediae Head Professor).

The goal is to provoke contemplation regarding the transitional state of photography. Starting from a historical perspective, Exposed seeks to present various approaches, perspectives, narratives, and intersections that showcase the diverse forms the medium takes on. Simultaneously, it aims to inspire, evoke emotions, entertain, and propose new ways of interacting with, interpreting, and appreciating the work of both classic and contemporary artists.

Exposed envisions itself as a cutting-edge presence in the international photography panorama, complementing the existing offerings. Therefore, the festival’s artistic direction is focused on an inclusive approach to attract diverse audiences—both local and international—through a diverse program that encompasses different approaches to photography: from classic to contemporary, cross-media, installative and performative.

Collaboration and collectivity are key aspects highlighted by the artistic direction, emphasizing the multidisciplinary and kaleidoscopic nature of Exposed. Diverse visions, approaches, ideas, and projects make the festival—and consequently, the city of Turin—an inclusive meeting point open to the world.

For the 2024 edition, the main theme will be New Landscapes and its activities will be hosted in the city's main cultural institutions and independent realities. The festival will present projects that are not infrequently the result of long-term and intensive research of very high quality into social developments. Projects that go beyond aesthetic beauty, initiate dialogues, raise awareness and inspire social change. Through the lens of different artists, we aim to show the impact art can have on our perception of the world, from local communities to global issues.

Max Pinckers, Simone C Niquille, Mónica de Miranda, Lebohang Kganye, Fin Serck-Hanssen, Erin O’Keefe, Hiền Hoàng, Paolo Pellion di Persano, Graeme Arnfield, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Anna Gaskel, Larry Johnson, Sherrie Levine, Tracey Moffat, Collier Schorr, Wolfgang Tillmans, The Otolith Group, Fabio Barile, Mathieu Asselin, Dongkyun Vak and Kalina Pulit are among the artists exhibited.

The venues are dislocated in the whole city of Turin and include Palazzo Madama — Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, Gallerie d’Italia — Torino, Polo del 900, Palazzo Carignano, Ex Galoppatoio della Cavallerizza Reale — Paratissima, Cripta747, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Pinacoteca Agnelli, La Pista 500, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, GAM — Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Mucho Mas!, Witty Books, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Villa della Regina, CAMERA — Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Palazzo Birago and Recontemporary.

Plus, Cinema Massimo – Museo Nazionale del Cinema will display screenings by Michele Sibiloni, Kalina Pulit and Wild Alchemy Lab.

To mark the opening week of the festival, Diana Anselmo will be presenting the lecture-performance Je Vous Aime along with her first solo exhibition at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Among the main events, Exposed Talks is a series of discussions and meetings designed to delve into the key elements and themes presented throughout the Festival’s program. In this inaugural edition, the focus is on exploring the concept of New Landscapes as a framework for addressing the social, political, and artistic challenges our society faces during this period of transition during the talk Permanent Beta: Cheated By An Image by Marco de Mutiis at Off Topic. At MAO Museo d’Arte Orientale, The Shadow Cone: Where Democracy Ends And Cersorship Begins well be held with Shahidul Alam and Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh. The two artists have always worked in a context of art production that operates fluidly on the borderline between research and activism. Although they come from different situations and places – respectively Bangladesh and France with Lebanese origins – they share a common worldview and art practice.

Promoted by the City of Turin, the Piedmont Region, the Turin Chamber of Commerce, Intesa Sanpaolo, Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT on behalf of Fondazione CRT and organised by Fondazione per la Cultura Torino, EXPOSED was created to strengthen the deep bond between Turin and photography.

© Max Pinckers
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© Max Pinckers

© Mónica de Miranda
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© Mónica de Miranda

© Fabio Barile
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© Fabio Barile

© Dongkyun Vak
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© Dongkyun Vak

© Hiền Hoàng
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© Hiền Hoàng

© Erin O’Keefe
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© Erin O’Keefe

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