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Fifth edition of Luminic, the author's photography festival

The program includes work by three prestigious photographers: Diambra Mariani, Laura F. Izuzquiza and Laura Voskian

Fifth edition of Luminic, the author's photography festival
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Sant Cugat del Vallès will celebrate from May 31 to July 14 the fifth edition of Luminic , the author photography festival. This year, the contest is inspired by the unconscious, with artistic practice as a tool to reconnect with ourselves, to develop a program of exhibitions, talks, projections and round tables in a network of spaces that includes twelve locations in the city: the Museum of the Monastery of Sant Cugat, the House of Culture, Abacus (Sala Narcís Castanyer), the Modernista Cellar, the Gabriel Ferrater Library, the Santcugatenc University, the EMD Valldoreix Exhibition Hall, the Archive Nacional de Catalunya, Erai-Blanca Galeria Era-Blanca, the Movento Sarsa Škoda dealership, the Pont de les Vies del Tren FGC and the Mercantic.

Luminic collaborates for another year with the Guild of Gallerists of Catalonia and extends the festival's programming to Barcelona, with the participation of the Artur Ramon gallery and its exhibition dedicated to Ferran Freixa and Imaginart Gallery , with the group exhibition The other side of the Moon, by Zanele Muholi, Humberto Rivas, Robert Mapplethorpe, Kimiko Yoshida and Rosalía Bronstein. Also the Espai Cavallers gallery, in Lleida, program Horizons and Common Spaces, with Carles Figuerola and David del Val, and La Galeria de Sant Cugat Mirades II, by Pere Formiguera .

On the first weekend, May 31, June 1 and 2, the second edition of the Mercat Fotográfico d'Obra Artística will be held at the Celler Modernista de Sant Cugat, where you can also enjoy free workshops and activities for adults and families

The photographic unconscious

"The theme of this year's Lumínic is the photographic unconscious. The proposal starts from the idea that every human being who is born has the knowledge of the universe, but the contact with the world of the appearances of our societies makes us forget the most essential of our existence and how, through the artistic practice and, specifically, photography, we can remember this lost knowledge", explain its directors, Amanda Bernal , Bernat Millet and Marc Vidal .

With We can't imagine the length of time it took to make the universe, the Italian Diambra Mariani explores the connection between photography and literature, placing images in the poem 8 Moons, by the American poet Sharon Olds. This succession of landscapes, details, self-portraits, collages and triptychs can be seen at the Casa de la Cultura, the same space that will host the Ariadna exhibition, by Laura F. Izuzquiza , a visual journey that waves between the surface and the depth of the conscience.

Cypsela is the title of Salvi Danés ' exhibition at the Museu del Monestir de Sant Cugat, an autobiographical project between the intimate diary and the topographical fable that takes its name from a mythological city located in the Empordà, in front of the Islands Medes. With the work Riturné, exhibited at Abacus, Mauro Curti returns to the Piedmont region to establish a new connection with his native land, in an attempt to preserve the living connection with the past. Sublima, by Juan de la Quintana , at the Movento Sarsa Škoda Dealership, becomes a photographic self-portrait, intimate and introspective, which explores deeply unconscious, suppressed and dormant facets.

The Argentinian Laura Voskian explores the void through photography with Un poco de polvo al sol, un poco de barro cuando llueve, exhibited at the Mercantic, and Enrique Pezo Gómez , in the Exhibition Hall of the EMD Valldoreix, poses the focus with Fin del río on communities originating in the Amazon to interpellate the Western collective memory and break with the colonialism of the gaze.

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