ENERGETIC SOURCE CONTINUES ITS COMMITMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE ARTS AND CULTURE
08/04/2015 09:35:00 | News
SHEILA MCKINNON: PHOTOGRAPHS OF FORGOTTEN CHILDREN ON SHOW IN FLORENCE BETWEEN 9 APRIL AND 17 MAY
Energetic Source continues with its commitment in support of this country’s arts by becoming the leading sponsor of “BORN INVISIBLE”, a photo exhibition conceived by the Canadian photographer Sheila McKinnon and edited by Victoria Ericks. This exhibition, which was opened yesterday at the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy International House in Florence in the presence of Maria Federica Giuliani, the President of the Cultural Commission of the Municipality of Florence, and Peter McGovern, the Canadian Ambassador to Italy, will be open to the public from 9 April to 17 May.
“I am especially proud to have contributed to this project because I strongly believe that the arts should be more highly appreciated, not only by the individual, but also from a strategic standpoint as something that can boost the country's economy. We have over 400 museums in Italy, a large number, and enhancing their value would mean an increase in tourism and in the economy, and that is why a big step forward must be taken”, commented Carlo Bagnasco, Energetic Source’s CEO. “These photos have an intensity that is hard to transmit in words, and to think that in the nineteenth century, when the first photographs were taken, many people were skeptical and nurtured many doubts about this new language. Today on the other hand photography is one of the media most loved and most used by artists, and Sheila McKinnon most certainly represents one of its most important examples.
Being the leading sponsor of this exhibition, which is so ‘strong’ in the contents it expresses, fits in perfectly with our philosophy, which has always been attentive to activities addressing social questions. And it is precisely for this reason that Energetic Source is also preparing a Social Report, meaning a document that will cover culture, sport, youth, the arts, the environment and safety”.