The project aims to present a broad overview of the work being done by young European photographers, highlighting the technological and artistic transformations taking place in the world of photography. The exhibition will be presented in the 7 festivals that jointly form the European Month of Photography. This first part focuses on: AES+F, Nina Dick, Eva Frapiccini, Beate Gutschow, Elisabeth and Carine Krecke', Marek Kvetan and Philippe Ramette.
Nina Dick (A),
Eva Frapiccini (I),
Beate Gutschow (D),
Carine & Elisabeth Krecke' (L),
Marek Kvetan (SK),
Philippe Ramette (F)
The exhibition will be presented in the seven festivals that jointly form the European Month of Photography: http://www.europeanmonthofphotography.eu
"Mutations" (Transformations) is the first common project organized by the network. In two parts, it aims to present a broad overview of the work being done by young European photographers, highlighting the technological and artistic transformations taking place in the world of photography.
The first part, "Mutations 1", focuses on artists from the seven participating countries. It includes the work of AES+F (Russia), Nina Dick (Austria), Eva Frapiccini (Italy), Beate Gutschow (Germany), Elisabeth and Carine Krecke' (Luxemburg), Marek Kvetan (Slovakia), and Philippe Ramette (France).
Their photos all reflect a desire to move into the territory of fiction, either historical (Eva Frapiccini), cinematographic (Elisabeth and Carine Krecke'), videographic (Nina Dick), urban (Beate Gutschow) or related to advertising (Marek Kvetan).
From a formal point of view, most of them subvert reality, either via new technologies (AES+F) or performance (Philippe Ramette). The seven artists were selected by a jury whose members are the artistic directors of the festivals, from a shortlist of 35 artists who are already recognized in their respective countries and who have produced innovative work involving elements of plasticity.
The exhibition will be presented in the seven festivals that jointly form the European Month of Photography, in the autumn of 2006 or the spring of 2007. In each case it is curated by the local exective director for the Month of Photography, and the selection of works on show will thus vary from country to country. The Alcatel Group, as leading sponsor of the European Month of Photography, has also offered to fund a new award worth 10,000 euros. The Alcatel Prize for the Month of Photography will be awarded by an international jury of photography professionals to one of the seven artists showcased in the festival. The network's first joint project, an exhibition entitled "Mutations" ("Transformations"), takes as its theme the profound technological and artistic changes taking place in contemporary European photography.
Image: Elisabeth et Carine Krecke', Untitled #23 - Evoking Werner Herzog's Nosferatu
October 30th, 2006 Opening: 4 to 8pm
Maison Europeenne de la Photographie
5/7 rue de Fourcy - Paris
Open daily except Monday, Tuesday and public holidays, from 11 am to 7:30 pm
Admission: 6 € - Reduced price: 3 €