Curated by: Renato Corsini
The initiative, with the artistic curatorship of Renato Corsini, is promoted by the Municipality of Brescia and the Brescia Musei Foundation with the collaboration of MaCof - Center of Italian photography.
This year's theme, Heritage, is linked to the celebrations for the return to Brescia of the Winged Victory, one of the most extraordinary bronze statues of the Roman era, spokesman for the cultural and identity value of the city's heritage, after two years of restoration in curated by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence.
The new location of the statue in the eastern hall of the Capitolium, in a museum layout designed by the Spanish architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg, enhances the entire archaeological area of Brixia. Archaeological Park of Roman Brescia, on the anniversary of the tenth anniversary of the UNESCO recognition of the site “The Lombards in Italy. The Places of Power (568-774 AD) ”and a prelude to the cultural journey that, in 2023, will consecrate Brescia as the Italian Capital of Culture with Bergamo.
“Brescia, a city of art and culture, is once again opening its doors to great author photography” says Emilio Del Bono, Mayor of Brescia. "Never as in these days, still unfortunately characterized by the difficulties caused by the health emergency, do we feel the need for beauty, the desire to return to frequent places dedicated to art and culture, the need to regain possession of the spaces of our great heritage historical and artistic. “Patrimoni” is, in fact, the title that we wanted to give to this year's event. A very fitting and topical theme to reread, in the light of the photographic medium, our historical and cultural identity. "