The first edition of Generazione Critica (Critic Generation) took place on the 25 and 26 of October 2013 at Metronom, Modena (Italy).

The event was divided in two different moments: the first part, the workshop, was created in order to encourage a reflection, an analysis, and a debate between the participants – students, artists, curators – on specific topics. Following this, the second part was a public conference with the talks of lecturers, art professionals, and critics.

In order to help the participants to focus on a central theme, the first edition of the project was centred on the inspection of the most recent artistic practices in Italy, and in particular of those that involve the creation of photographic images. Thus, it mainly dealt with the anlysis on the contemporary Italian artists, in order to highlight their profiles, practices, and common traits.

The workshop was attended by: Davide Casciari, Jacopo De Gennaro, Guido Meschiari, Tommaso Mori, Giovanni Sellari. The lecturers who took part to the conference were: Luca Panaro (curator, critic and professor, Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan), Sergio Giusti (critic and professor, CFP Bauer, Milan), Daniele De Luigi (curator and critic), Pier Francesco Frillici (critic and professor), Elisa Medde (managing editor, Foam Magazine), and Carlo Sala (curator, Fondazione Francesco Fabbri).

All the talks presented at the conference have been included in the volume Generazione Critica: La Fotografia in Italia dal Duemila (only in Italian at the moment), edited by Danilo Montanari Editore.