The venues of the 8th edition of the festival started end of April as planned. With 26 exhibitions, we were breaking a record. However, due to the Covid restrictions still in place, there were no real venues but “openings” with a limited number of guests depending on the time slot. The official opening week with our European partners had been postponed to the first week of June. Certain openings were still subject to some kind of restriction.
The 2021 portfolio review will take place as planned at Casino Luxembourg art forum on June 2nd. Because of the health crisis due to Covid we will inform in due time should changes occur.
Our association has successfully closed the seventh edition of the festival this year with about twenty openings. The topic that had been retained – Bodyfiction (s) – was a reflection on the representation of the body in contemporary photography by artists who question traditional models. L the majority of exhibitions took place in the capital, notably at the MnHA, Villa Vauban, Cercle-Cité, Mudam, Casino Forum for Contemporary Art, Neumunster Abbey and Luca Center. We have seen with pleasure the return of the French Institute which occupied a space at the Neumunster Abbey and the participation of the Camoes Institute for the Portuguese Embassy. The cities of Dudelange (CNA) and Clervaux (Cité de l’Image) were among the usual participants.
Participating private galleries were regulars like the Clairefontaine Gallery and the Nosbaum & amp; Reding Gallery next to a newcomer, the MobArt Gallery.
We would like to thank our loyal partner, the Arendt Law Firm, which over the years has proved to be an essential support. The law firm provides important support for our initiatives, in particular by creating the Arendt Award for the European Month of Photography.
On the partners’ side, we thank the City of Berlin and the photo institutions of Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna who supported the project of a book on the body in photography, published at the opening of the festival in Vienna in March this year.