From 24 June, Molise, a little region in Italy, becomes the center of international and contemporary photography with exclusive exhibitions, meetings, installations, and workshops under the artistic direction of Eolo Perfido.
“I wanted to bring attention to artists who, through very different experiences and even very distant points of view, offer a unique opportunity to experience what we can call the nomadic gaze. Because photography is a journey that offers us the opportunity to see what others have seen before us”.
Thus the artistic director Eolo Perfido introduces the first edition of Molichrom: Festival, an international and contemporary photography event that sees Molise as an operational center and nomadism as the central theme of this edition. “Land of ‘tratturi’ and ‘transhumance’, Molise has always had a strong link with its territory and its history. Also for this reason – continues the director – the theme chosen for the first edition is that of nomadism, as a conceptual point to tell through photography what is one of the most important identities of mankind. Doing it in an area that over the years has distinguished itself for being an escape point but also a landing and arrival point seemed to me to be a unique opportunity.”
From Thursday 24 until 15 August, the exclusive exhibitions of photographers such as Joey Lawrence and Giuseppe Nucci, the prestigious selection of the Best Of London Street Photography Festival, the lectures by Michele Smargiassi, Biba Giacchetti, and Augusto Pieroni, guerrilla art, and workshops spread among Campobasso, Montagano, and Pietrabbondante.
Molichrom: Festival of Nomadic Photography was an idea built together with the Tèkne Association, a group of operators of art, entertainment, and communication, which over the years has been involved in Molise with passion and enthusiasm.
The intent is to promote contemporary photography in Molise and spread visual culture and new forms of communication. A courageous project conceived and implemented in a delicate moment in our history post-pandemic- declares Perfido – in which the live resumption of cultural activities becomes a strong sign of rebirth and restart of the territory and the nation.
Photography represents immediate art, usable by everyone and quickly reaches everyone’s heart. We have dedicated ourselves to the theme of “nomadism” to trigger a strong dialogue with the territory. Each place will be the protagonist with dedicated exhibitions and a program that, in addition to exhibitions, ranges from guerrilla art to themed meetings. Molichrom: is a project with the support and funding of the Molise Region, the Department of Tourism and Culture.