10th International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland – Deadline: 15.11.2011

CALL FOR ARTISTS

FOTOFESTIWAL 2011

10th International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland

5-30.05.2011

Two themes: OUT OF SPACE, OUT OF LIFE

Deadline: 15.11.2011

More informationa and application forms: www.fotofestiwal.com

GRAND PRIX FOTOFESTIWAL 2011

OUT OF SPACE

OUT OF SPACE is an exhibition which will use the city space as a gallery. OUT OF SPACE is to go out of the traditional exhibition area, out of what the audience is accustomed to, out of the standard circle of receivers and out of the known forms of presentation. Send over your photo projects or artistic projects with photography as one of the elements, which can be presented in the city space.

For years, the Grand Prix programme has been one of the main points of Fotofestiwal. It consists of individual exhibitions, selected from among the projects submitted by photographers and curators. Every year, the curator jury chooses 10-12 exhibitions out of about 600. The selected exhibitions are then presented during Fotofestiwal. In May, the most interesting project is awarded with the title of Grand Prix Fotofestiwal. So far, exhibitions have not been linked by a common theme – they were presentations of several new people and interesting subjects. This year, retaining the old formula, we are going to change the form and place of the presentation. The upcoming Grand Prix programme, entitled OUT OF SPACE, will be moved from galleries to the city space of Łódź.

MAIN PROGRAMME

OUT OF LIFE

curators: Nina Kassianou, Krzysztof Candrowicz

Sentenced to the cursed, though seemingly only apparent FREEDOM, overloaded with a stream of everyday NEWS, suspended between the reality of MARKETING and the world of the MEDIA, tainted with intensive WORK – we are running away. But are we really trying to escape it all, and if so – where are we running?

In OUT OF LIFE curators would like to ask about creating private and alternative realities – what we gain thanks for them, what we loose? How people escape from the real world and if the photography might be the form of an escape?

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