The Siena Photo Award (SIPA) ended on the 26th of the last month, with the award cerimony for the best pictures taken by artists from all over the world. But it’s not over yet! From now on, a period in which the city of Siena overflows with art is starting, from the 26th of October to the 1st of December. Many personal or collective exhibitions are set up during these days, and you can visit them while you walk around the city.
In “Imagine All The People Sharing All The World”, located into the Ex Distilleria “Lo Stellino”, on Via Fiorentina 95, for example, you can see all of the 143 winner photos from this year contest, taken by artist who come from 37 different places/nations/places.
“Afghanistan Desert Patrol”, also placed in the Ex Distilleria “Lo Stellino”, is a personal exhibition by Philip Coburn, who, after spending some time with some soldiers, decided to tell through his picture the story of the recapture of Musa Qala;
Now we move to Chiostro Basilica di San Domenico, in the Madre Teresa di Calcutta 2 Square, where the exhibition “Plastic Apocalypse” by Randy Olson will be located. This show, through some photos that are almost surrealistic, makes us think about an everyday issue, the overproduction of plastic.
“Above Us, Only Sky”, is a collective exhibit of the Drone Photo Award, the first collective show in italy, based on aerial photografy.
“Life Force: What Love Can Save”, by Constanza Portnoy, who illustrates the story of Jorge, born with a congenital malformation.
“Prisoners Of War: Male on Male Sexual Assault in America’s Military”, by Mary F. Calvert, that, as the title itself says, it’s about the sexual assault within the american army.
We move again to Area Verde Camollia 85, on Via del Romitorio 4, where the exhibit “Grandma Divers”, by Alain Schroeder, will take place. This one tells us about the corean tradition of the “Haenyeo”, the underwater fishing, done by the elder women of the Jeju region.
Last but not least, we have the exhibition of a photographer from Siena, Filippo Borghi, “Blue Karma”, which will be located into Palazzo Sergardi Biringucci, on via Montanini 118, and that illustrate many water creatures, living their best life underwater.
WHY VISITING THIS EXHIBITS?
The photos shown within the exhibitions are not only “good pictures”, but they concern very important topics that we face everyday, like the pollution caused by the overproduction of plastic, or the sexual assault. Moreover, Borgo Grondaie suggests you to visit it for the emotions that the photos give you, and for the high quality of each picture. This unique event, thanks to its internationals context given by artists and judjes, highilights the beautiful town of Siena.
Cumulative Ticket (full price ticket) : €10,00
Reduced – price Cumulative Ticket (students – over 65) €4,00
free entrance for kids under 12 years old who comes with their parents
The ticket allows you to access to all the photo exhibitions.
Borgo Grondaie, only 2km far from the city centre, is a really strategical location to visit all the exhibitions. Come and discover our special offers, on the website www.hotelsienaborgogrondaie.com See you soon!