What kind of story or fiction is conveyed today by a photographic image?
Entitled BodyFiction(s), the seventh edition of the European Month of Photography festival in Luxembourg features works by some twenty emerging artists-photographers interested in new representations of the body and the human figure.
The artistic positionings of this new generation of photographers – most of them women – diverges from classical models by a approach and an often worried and even disturbing questioning of traditional models.
Fragmentation and dislocation of the body are the characteristics of this type of photography in a context of aesthetic changes marked by an interrogation on gender specifications and generally by a questioning of the roles and characteristics of the sexes.
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
Our association is actively preparing 2019, the seventh edition of the festival schedules the opening days during the second week of May ( 15-18th ). Key topic to be considered at this point is the representation of the body in contemporary photography featuring mainly female artists / photographers who question the traditional models.
A majority of exhibitions is located again in the capital, including the Mudam, Casino Forum for Contemporary Art, MnHA and Cercle-Cité, Villa Vauban, Abbaye de Neumunster and Luca.
We are happy to see the French Institute return with an exhibition at Abbaye de Neumunster and the Camoes Institute as the Portuguese representative renew it participation.
The cities of Dudelange and Clervaux are expected partners again. Unfortunately Mrs Daniele Igniti of the City of Dudelange has retired this year, and there are no signs that both city galleries will provide the same high quality programming in the future. We will see.