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AntiVirus Gallery is a laboratory of ideas and projects related to the photographic specific; its aim is to give back to the photographer the role of a privileged narrator and of an ideal custodian of his territory explored in its different aspects.
The project was born during the Corona Virus - Covid 19 emergency, a pathogen, particularly aggressive and contagious, which found international and national communities completely unarmed and unprepared, and which, spreading very quickly, has crossed every border bringing disease, death and fear everywhere. Since the end of the Second World War, no one has experienced on such a large scale such social alarm as well as such a drastic closure of commercial, recreational, social and cultural activities. All our certainties have been challenged by this invisible enemy, limiting our individual displacements and even some personal freedoms that we have all taken for granted to date, to the point that the issue of reforming the organizational modalities of economic and globalist superstructures is of vital importance for our future and can no longer be postponed.
The awakening of shared consciousness is underway and concerns both the need for a more conscious look at the world and the urgency to change our lifestyle and all social, political, economic and cultural actions in a sustainable and virtuous way. A form of resilience has arisen that has confirmed the importance of networking and has revealed the value - precisely with the regulated freezing of many of its manifestations - of Culture, which continues to prove to be an indispensable instrument of union and participation. Within it, the visual arts can, in our opinion, make a decisive contribution to safeguarding the creative, artisan and productive excellence of our territory, understood as common assets of a wide shared heritage. It is precisely from the territories and from all the local specificities, in a glocal perspective, from the opening to the rest of the world, that a reconstruction based on new foundations can start again. In this perspective, Photography becomes the best art and medium to show and inspire a possible way towards a desirable rebirth.
Photographic images have always represented an observation and restitution of something of reality (both more concrete and, in cases of more experimental and creative photography, less figurative), often also as its critical analysis. Photography is a considerable artistic and "epistemological" means, also because it "exemplifies how we understand things now, today" (Jerry L. Thompson, A che serve la fotografia, Postmedia Books, Milan, 2015). In light of the current emergencies and the many changes that have occurred to change reality, Photography can and must realize its full expressive potential, penetrating even deeper into Society to grasp and highlight its changes.