RESET begins today, a program of activities and meetings 100% online around the most current photography, organized by Futures, a European platform of which the PHotoESPAÑA festival is a part along with 11 other European institutions.
Futures is a photographic platform that brings together the resources and programs of leading photographic institutions across Europe to increase the mobility and visibility of the artists selected annually by each member.
The platform is co-financed by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union and incorporates new members every year. It currently has 12 institutions, among which together with PHotoESPAÑA are the British Journal of Photography (UK), The Calvert Journal (UK), CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia (IT), Hyères Festival (FR), FOMU (BE) , Fotofestiwal Lodz (PL), PhotoIreland (IR), Photo Romania Festival (RO), Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center (HU), Eurokleis (IT) and Triennial of Photography Hamburg (DE).
In this year 2020 marked by the challenges and changes to which we are being subjected in all areas, the RESET program of Futures focuses on discussing these changes we face and how art is responding to them. How will the way we produce and experience art change this year? How do artists face this time of change?
From 5 to 31 in October, the festival is developed in five main programs: The Expos, The Assembly, The Conversations, The Open Micand The Studio Visit.
Promoted by Fotomat and curated by Salvatore Vitale, the virtual exhibition RESET Investigate the main theme with the projects of seven artists on the platform: Julie Poly, Ela Polkowska, Eva O'Leary, Garry Loughlin, Sanne De Wilde, Dávid Biró and Ana Zibelnik.
The program The Expos also presents the Futures Talents 2020, which will showcase the 59 emerging artists selected by Futures this year. The online exhibition has been curated in an attempt to answer the question "What are emerging artists in Europe talking about today?" Identities, territories, spirituality, physicality and memory are some of the themes that have emerged from the works of the talents.
During The AssemblyFutures members organize a series of talks with art professionals on topics related to the main theme RESET. These meetings will take place online, through Zoom and will be broadcast on Futures' social media channels. The full program of talks will be released in the coming weeks.
The program The Conversations It consists of a private event in which a group of professionals and Futures talents will be invited to attend a series of coaching and portfolio review sessions.
The Open Mic It will also be a private activity, in which talents will be able to present their ongoing projects in an online space with artists and other industry professionals.
Finally, The Studio Visit It will consist of an online activity organized by Futures and curated by Marina Paulenka. Once a week, the curator presents a virtual digital tour of the talent studios, talking about their inspirations, creative process and ongoing projects. This activity is mainly exclusive for VIPs and guests.
Today, October 5, you can join the opening event of the online festival through Zoom. Starting at 6 in the afternoon, the program will be officially announced with partners and artists. Later, the collective You Must Not Call It Photography If This Expression Hurts You ™ (Marco de Mutiis, Katrina Sluis and Jon Uriarte) will organize the contest “Who wants to be a photographer?”. To participate, you can register here!.
You can also check here! all the details about the RESET program.
As part of the PHotoESPAÑA 2020 program, the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid will host the exhibition in the Sala Minerva until November 22 Futures Photography 2020. The sample includes the works of the artists selected by PHotoESPAÑA in this edition: Bernadette Morello (Buenos Aires, 1984), Mar Sáez (Murcia, 1983), Ire Lenes (Madrid, 1981), Ruth Montiel Arias (A Coruña, 1977) and Jon Gorospe (Vitoria, 1986)