The GIFER Festival 2017 | Torino


The 2nd edition of theGIFER will take place in Turin from 3rd to 5th November 2017. There are several novelties of this new edition, starting from the locations, which will be this year Galleria Sabauda and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, in addition to Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Turin, where the projection and award ceremony of the works will again be hosted .

Galleria Sabauda is home to the New Palace of Palazzo Reale and holds great masterpieces of the leading European schools, including paintings by Beato Angelico, Mantegna, Jan van Eyck, Rembrandt, Rubens. The great artwork of the past will be in dialogue with the GIFs distributed for theaters through monitors and projections, creating a dialogue between past and present.

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, dedicated to the exploration of the international contemporary art scene, will host a large GIF projection on the outside of the building, offering the audience an en plein air show during the festival days. The Fondazione will also host a staff dedicated to the winner of the festival in the months to come.

The art of the past and today will constitute an ideal frame for the exhibition, in a short circuit between the past and the future that will be the protagonists of the gifs.
Past and future represent somehow the very scope in which the practice of GIF art moves for different reasons: first of all it is a format born in the remote past of the web, but it has become an undisputed interpreter of today’s language – its own This year is the 30th anniversary of the birth of gifs. They also, on the one hand, evoke the magic of pre-cinema of centenary memory and on the other live in the hyper-contemporary of network and social. The gifs, by their very nature, move in a cyclical time where at the beginning the end matches, where past and future become fluid circuits. #PASTFUTURE is therefore the theme chosen for the new edition of the festival, a suggestion that comes spontaneously from the identity of the gifs and celebrates a three-decade birthday, at a time when this language and format are among the most vital of International artistic and creative scene.

Marija Ancic (Croatia), Daniel Barreto (Mexico), Bianca Cassinelli (Italy), Sebastian Hübner (Germany), Anna Malina (Germany), Ewan Marshall-Atherton (UK), Nicolas Monterrat (France), Louis Montiel (Mexico), Maximiliano Paccagnella (Italy), Paula Palomar (Mexico) Adam Pizurny / Design & Illustration (Slovakia), Mike Plews Illustration (UK), Nikola Radulovikj (Macedonia), Colin Raff (USA), Diego Randazzo (Italy), Eleonora Roaro (Italy), Morena Sarzo (Italy), Xin Sun (Germany), Bill Tavis (USA), Frédéric Vayssouze-Faure (France), Balázs Verga (Hungary), Richard Winters (UK) e Aranzazu Zamora (Mexico).