Liquida Photofestival, curated by Laura Tota and included in the frame of Paratissima, is coming back in Turin with the second edition. From May 4 to 7, 2023, the projects of the selected photographers will be exhibited in the evocative spaces of the Cavallerizza Reale in Turin. This year the proposed concept is “Better Days Will Come” and aims to spread hope, beauty, sharing, coexistence, resilience and love.
The future will gain a rosier vision through the works of emerging authors and professionals from the world of photography and imaging, who will dialogue with each other in the halls of the 18th-century building. The works will be chosen from those received by the two Open Calls: Liquida Grant (with deadline 20/03/2023) and Liquida Exhibition (12/03/2023).
The calls correspond to two of the three sections into which the festival will be divided. The ten shots selected for the Grant will be exhibited inside the Ex Galopperia, as well as a Solo Show in a partner location, while the Exhibition will feature the best projects. The third section – EdiTable – will instead be dedicated to publishing and will welcome the best publications selected by Vittoria Fragapane.
Once again this year, Collater.al is confirmed as a media partner of Liquida Photofestival. In addition to meeting some of the exhibiting artists, there will be a prize up for grabs that will give the winning photographer the opportunity to exhibit in the Collater.al Photography 2023 group exhibition. There will be 7 prizes in total, made in collaboration with partners Careof Milano, Iconic Artist, Artphilein Editions and Castelnuovo Fotografia.
The four-day festival will be accompanied by numerous events, including guided tours with authors, editorial presentations and free portoflio readings with Liquida Grant judges, Simona Marani, Laura Tota, Vittoria Fragapane, Marta Cereda and curatorial duo Twenty14.
Under one language – photography – different researches and methodologies will be brought to the stage: moving images, technology, as well as old and new languages related to the contemporary image. The festival will be a triumph of freshness and news, not only from the point of view of authorial production, but also of photographic reflection, “A festival in which the image flows, in which the world becomes liquid.”