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The Passion
XVII Open Get Togethers - Festival of Light


Fundación ´ace para el Arte Contemporáneo has been invited to join the XVII Open Get Togethers – Festival of Light 2012. Under the theme of The Passion the 2012 edition of this event underscores a vast topic that allows a vast visual exploration as it evokes the image of love, obsession, fanaticism, or even of pure madness and is one of the most intense human beings emotions.

Curated by Alicia Candiani, the Foundation together with ´acePIRAR (International Artisti-in- Residence Program) presented four exhibitions that highlight the theme of Passion from various perspectives and affinities, among them, two images taken by photographers who are also displaying their work at the biennial official selection.

Sacred Dances by Emmanuel Santos (Australia), Official Selection, sponsored by the Embassy of Australia. Políglota Hall.

And the  associate exhibitions:
By the Force of Blood by Erika Diettes (Colombia).
No Expiration Date by César Damián (Mexico).
The Passion According to Jiménez by Micaela Trocello (Cordoba, Argentina).

Organized as a visual counterpoint theme, the exhibition Sacred Dances by Emmanuel Santos (exhibition in the official selection with Sandugo: a Pact of Blood)  will be in dialogue with The Passion According to Jiménez by the young artist Micaela Trocello. Both bodies of work focus on the theme of dance and dancing in segregated communities and social groups: while Santos captures a sacred ceremony in the  Aurukun community in Australia, and its passion for the preservation of its spirit and traditions, Trocello´s photographs investigate the passion in the lyrics of Cordoba`s cuartetos and the representation of women through them.

Meanwhile, in the Central Hall and in the Mezzanine, Erika Diettes of Colombia (artist invited to the festival’s official selection with Shrouds) will set By the Force of Blood another dialogue with the installation No Expiration Date by the Mexican artist César Damián. Both photographers work poetically with water (which carries  things and makes everything clean) and the memory of the disappeared in Colombia and Argentina, representing the Passion in a direction of intense suffering.

ABOUT XVII Open Get Togethers -Festival of Light 2012

Held biannually in museums, cultural centers and art venues through Argentina, the Light Festival (Festival de la Luz) presents exhibitions by national and international artists working in the medium of photography. The event also serves as an international meeting place for photographers, curators, critics, collectors and directors interested in the role of the photographic image as a means of artistic, cultural and social relevance.

Argentina’s Light Festival is part of a collaboration of 27 festivals on five continents, in Aleppo, Atlanta, Ballarat, Bamako, Braga, Brasilia, Bratislava, Buenos Aires, Derby, Cracovia, Houston, Kaunas, Lodz, Luxemburgo I, Luxemburgo II, México, Montreal, Moscú, Odense, Paris, Portland, Porto Alegre, Tampere, Tenerife, Thessaloniki and Toronto.

We thank Pato Parodi for the photos of the ’aceNITE event

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