No 57 Lorenzo Vitturi

Italy (1980)

Caminantes, no hay camino, hay que caminar

Grand Prix Images Vevey 2017/2018 – Nestlé Grant

Lorenzo Vitturi produced a new series for the Festival Images inspired by his family history. In the 1960s, his father, originally from Venice, crossed the Atlantic to open a glass factory in Peru. The artist travels to Peru with glass fragments collected in Murano. Once there, he fuses these pieces of glass with fabrics, objects and organic elements associated with Peruvian culture. The juxtaposition of materials allows us to question their function as cultural markers and to explore the dynamics of converging cultures. These images are displayed on the walls of the CGN landing stage, evoking the transatlantic journey made more than 50 years ago by the photographer’s father.

Produced by Images Vevey thanks to the Nestlé Grant of Grand Prix Images Vevey 2017/2018
Original scenography by Images Vevey in association with the artist

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