Emoplux 2019 preview

Emoplux 2019 preview


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.

Vienna Opening 2019

Vienna Opening 2019


Our Vienna partner changed name and concept for a renewed version of their initial photo festival in 2019. Called these last years Eyes-On – European Month of Photography, the festival got a name change and the city opted for FOTO WIEN Festival. The aim of this major event is to showcase not just photography as an art medium but also the local photography scene. During four weeks, photography will be the city’s main theme. FOTO WIEN can rely on more than 100 partners in their programming – museums, exhibition venues, galleries, art universities, artists’ initiatives, and off-spaces. They will offer new insights into both the local and the international photography scene. In order to delve even deeper into the photography theme, FOTO WIEN has set up its very own Festival Headquarters, also a first. Over 19 days the Otto Wagner Postal Savings Bank in the capital’s first district is to become the hub of Vienna’s photography scene. The Festival Headquarters provide space for photo exhibitions, a Photobook Market; it is also a venue for international discussions on the big topic of photography. The exhibitions are complemented by workshops, portfolio reviews, lectures and much more.[/lang_en

Kunst Haus: our Vienna partner

Kunst Haus: our Vienna partner


KUNST HAUS WIEN was designed by Friedrich Hundertwasser and today houses the museum of this visionary artist; its temporary exhibitions are dedicated to photography of the 20th and 21st centuries.Starting spring 2019, the institution is managing the new edition of the photo festiva, Foto-Wien.
Based on Hundertwasser’s forward-looking ideas regarding ecology and society KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna’s first “green museum”, provides a new space for artists and creative minds who deal with topics such as sustainability, climate change, recycling, urbanistics, or cross-generational responsibility in a critical and visionary way from a contemporary point of view.
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