Festival de la Luz 2018

First selected authors 2018

The Selection Board of the XX Encuentros Abiertos-Festival de la Luz 2018 has chosen the work of the following authors.
Their works will be part of Solo, Group and Projection shows, which will be presented in museums and art spaces throughout Argentina.
The Festival will inform through this site the new selections of the Board and will contact the artists.

Abraham Votroba
Adrian Rocha Novoa
Adeline Thibaud
Alejandro Gulminelli
Alicia Vignatti
Alix Born
Andrea Alkalay
Andres Wertheim
Andrea Gaudella
Arturo Aguiar
Ariel Galli
Bertrand Carriere (Canadá)
Caio Goldin
Camila Bolatti
Carlos Gulizano
Cesar Giaginto
Cesar Ruiz
Daniel Muchiut
Daria Addabbo (Italia)
Dolores Guiraldes
Federico Levato
Federico Ruiz Santesteban (Uruguay)
Fie Tanderup (Dinamarca)
Gonzalo Gutierrez
Helena Rios (Brasil)
Horacio Villalobos
Ilana Bar (Brasil)
Ivan Olea
Jamey Stilling ( EEUU)
Jan Van Leween (Holanda)
Julieta Mastrogiovanni
Julie Weisz
Laura San Martin
Leonardo Peczan
LEE Daegun ( Corea)
Lupe Basagoitía
Manuel Archain
Marcelo Gurruchaga
Marco Buffano
Maria Laura Bocci
Marisa Stralczenia
Nazareno Russo
Pablo Cura
Patricia Ackerman
Roberto Hurtado ( Brasil)
Sebastian Izquierdo
Viktoria Sorochinsky ( Ucrania)
Vivian Olmi ( Suiza)

XX Encuentros Abiertos - Festival de la Luz 2018
“To Life”

To Life is a toast that celebrates being alive.
It’s a celebration that honors existence as something precious, the expression of which is too often forgotten in our everyday lives.
It’s the hope for a better world.

We can honor life in so many different ways.
We create a better life when we take care of ourselves and others, when we value and defend our relationships and honest communication, when we cherish and protect our families and friends.

We also celebrate life when we plan for a better future, when we defend our rights and the rights of others, when we reject injustice, when we dare to pursue our dreams, and when we apply ourselves to study and training in order to achieve our goals.

To create achievements that make life better requires energy, effort, and talent. This is where science unfolds, where education flourishes. This is where our consciousness grows, our awareness of the issues that concern us all: love, family, home, friends, pollution, climate change, health, hunger, peace, diversity, resources, festivities, travel, memories, and celebrations, among so many others.

More than any other art form, photography can express what we are doing today to build a better life for ourselves, our children, our grandchildren, and for everyone else that inhabits this planet.

Elda Harrington - Silvia Mangialardi