Stills of Peace and Everyday Life, now in its seventh year, opens the doors to Japan, a mysterious and fascinating Country, with a millennial culture of great aesthetical and intellectual refinement, where the spiritual dimension is constantly linked to the architectures, the imaginary, the landscapes and the unique traditions characterizing its history.
Stills proposes, as its subtitle affirms, a “research of the sense of contemporaneity”. It is an occasion to get to know each other, to understand different cultures deeply through arts. It tries to accomplish its purposes by offering a comparison which is not only aesthetic, but possibly also able to let us seize the profound beauty of stories, environments and narrations belonging to the other. Contemporary art, meetings, conferences, cinema, photography and collateral projects have the objective of helping the audience (also the youngest one, through the specific project “Stills of Peace for Young”) finding, through art and creativity, the ways to make a deep dialogue with what we – often erroneously – believe to be distant from us.