Marrigje de Maar
The International Festival of Photography in Lodz is the biggest event of this kind in Poland. It is organized by Foundation of Visual Education and Lodz Art Center, located in a complex of 19th century factories. Every year in May over 50 exhibitions are presented. The programme is always enriched by meetings, auction, workshops, publications, slide-shows and portfolio reviews. Main Topic of this 7th edition is Made in China - a display of Chinese photography.
The International Festival of Photography in Lodz is the biggest event of this kind in Poland. It is organized by Foundation of Visual Education and Lodz Art Center located in a complex of 19th century factories. Every year in May over 50. exhibitions are presented. The programme is always enriched by meetings, auction, workshops, publications, slide-shows and portfolio reviews.
Main Topic of the 7th Fotofestiwal is MADE IN CHINA - Chinese photography. Exhibition China Photo, curated by Thomas Kellner is a review of main trends in the most contemporary Chinese photography. Western Eye on East is a group exhibition of European photographers curated by Krzysztof Candrowicz. The show will be focused on social and cultural changes of Chinese society that took place during recent years.
As every year in the Grand Prix Exhibition we will present best exhibitions that were proposed to the Fotofestiwal for all year. From over four hundred propositions curators jury chose ten projects of artists from all over the world. The best exhibition will be awarded with Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2008.
CHINA PHOTO – Contemporary Chinese photography
CHINA PHOTO EXHIBITION is a review of main trends in the most contemporary Chinese photography. In the exhibition curated by Thomas Kellner we can see works of twelve Chinese artists:
Chen Nong "Shan Xia "
Feng Bin "Hutongs in the Night "
Haibo Yu "Artist Studios"
Wei deZhi "Untitled"
Jiang Zhenqing "The Fishermen"
Liu Lijie "A Further Episode "
Meng Jin "Room with a View"
Peng Xiangjie "Circus Worlds"
Wang Tong "Mao on The Wall"
Zeng Han "Costume Role-Plays, The Individual "
Yao Lu "Chinese Traditional Landscape "
Lu Jun "How far from us? "
WESTERN EYE ON EAST
Photographical story about contemporary China
„Western Eye on East” is a collective exhibition of European photographers curated by Krzysztof Candrowicz. The show will be focused on social and cultural changes of Chinese society from recent years. Nowadays China develops faster than any other country in the world in every sense: social economic, demographic and technological. Documenting those phenomena has become fascination of many European artists. In this exhibition photographers will tell about contemporary China. We are witnessing stories about clash of tradition and modern dynamic world, but also many personal stories presenting micro-world of people living in this Asian Empire.
The exhibition consist of works by:
Wolfgang Zurborn (Germany) "The Future of the Past 2006-2007"
Harvey Benge (New Zeland) "China Story"
Virgilio Ferreira (Portugal) "Daily Pilgrims"
Ernst Fischer (Switzerland) "November # 1"
Oyvind Hjelmen (Norway) "Journey Elswhere"
Ferit Kuyas (Switzerland) "City of Ambition - Fast Forward in China"
Bogdan Konopka (Poland) "China. The Empire of Greyness"
Natalie Latham (Australia) "Speaking Through Water"
Marrigje de Maar (The Netherlands) "The tail of the Dragon "
Nadav Kander (Great Britain) "China, The Yangtze River"
All the festival events will take place in three Festival Centres, in a complex of 19th century factories on Tymienieckiego street, Patio Art Center WSHE and Manufaktura. As each year, many exhibitions will be shown in galleries, museums and cafes in the centre of Lodz.
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