These days there’s really plenty of things to do in Modena. On Friday 17th September the Philosophy Festival is due to begin: the topic this year is Luck (and it is a strage matter if you mind that in Italy Friday 17th is the unlucky day par excellence!). During the three days of Festival, there will be about 200 free-entry events in 400 different venues between city and province.
Lectures will deal with uncertainty, and with the role it plays in the lives of individuals and society at large (connected to possible environmental, financial and social dangers). During these sessions, several famous guests will confront with the public, to make of this uncertainty a good use.
For the section The lesson of the classics, experts will comment the main texts dealing with Luck in the history of Occidental Thought. With a focus on the masterpieces of authors like Cicerone, Petrarca, Machiavelli, Montaigne, Spinoza, Leibniz, Heidegger, Jonas…
Among the other initiatives, we would point out a retrospect (by Filippo Maggia) dedicated to the huge japan photographer Daido Moriyama and a tribute to the musician John Cage (with photographs, videos and a documentary).
Isn’t that enought? We keep on by signaling a collective exhibition of 100 artist reflections about the “lucky” position of the contemporary artist, an exhibition about the relation between men and celestial bodies, another one concearning ex-votos.
And for Tiratardi people, on Saturday 19th night, museums and exhibitions will be open until very late at night.