The fifth edition of Selvatica is sure to take your breath away with the high quality of works on display. The city and surrounding areas of Biella are ready to host a series of exhibitions and screenings all based on the theme of Nature with a capital N: the one that we are all a part of and to which we are inextricably bound. The visual artists invited to the festival by Alessandra Redaelli and Fabrizio Lava, curators of the festival, demonstrate how Nature herself is the greatest artist, both for originality and creativity. She invites us to draw closer, with a watchful eye and an open mind, to experience her wonder and magnificence.
The events featured in the programme are too numerous to summarise in such a limited space. The best way to get an overview of the programme is to visit the website where the exact dates and times of all the events are listed.
We would like to point out two particularly impressive exhibits:
– Wildlife, at the Biella History Museum (Museo del Territorio): Michele Vitaloni’s hyper-realistic life-size sculptures dialogue with the magnificent black & white photos by Federico Veronesi. The photos on display are taken from the Luce e polvere (Light and dust) collection, the result of twelve years of observation in the wondrous natural reserves of Eastern Africa;
– Glanzlichter, in Palazzo Gromo Losa: an exhibition of approximately 100 of the more than 21000 images submitted for the most important nature photography contest in Germany, and one of the most important in Europe. A kaleidoscope of colours from around the world, including photos by the 2015 winner, Gian Luigi Fornari Lanzetti.
A festival that is not to be missed, in a territory that is waiting to be discovered.