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Photomeetings Luxembourg 2012

Festival: 11 Sep – 20 Oct 2012

Photomeetings Luxembourg

1341 Luxembourg



Photomeetings Luxembourg 2012
Jean-Christian Bourcart
The Black Sheet, 2010-2011

September is around the corner, and therefore we would like to ask you to mark your calendar for the 8th edition of photomeetings luxembourg from Sept. 11th - Oct. 20th 2012!

The City of Luxembourg will host our festival in the beautifully restored Cercle Building on the Place d'Armes for the workshop-activities, and in the splendid auditorium at the Cité for our public events, from September 12 - 15th.

The concept of our event has remained the same, as have our aims: to build a quality platform for the young and the young at heart, who have an interest in photography and photo-related arts.

In this fast-changing world of mass media and technical innovation, we intend to encourage and motivate the future generation of artists, who mostly grew up as computer users, to learn from specialists in the field of new technologies, as well as to acquire traditional photographic methods.

With their thought-provoking themes, the photomeetings luxembourg go right to the heart of contemporary photographic discourse. This year's theme is Photography = Fiction?.

Many internationally renowned photographers, photo-artists and lecturers will highlight and discuss the different aspects of the term "fiction", by way of workshops, lectures and exhibitions.

Europe will be learning and creating together: in cooperation with local participants, six universities and colleges from six European countries will take part in photomeetings luxembourg 2012.

Between five and fourteen students from each university are participating. They will work on the theme during the summer semester 2012. Their resulting photographs will be presented in an exhibition within photomeetings luxembourg 2012 at the Galerie beim Engel from Sept. 11th - Oct. 20th 2012!

For the first time in the history of photomeetings luxembourg, a retrospective show with a selection of works created by the previous workshop participants will take place in the Ratskeller of the Cercle, rue du Curé, from Sept. 12th - Oct. 7th 2012. The exhibition is called Inspiring Luxembourg, since the city of Luxembourg has served as a source of continuous inspiration from 2005 to 2011.

A selection of photographs by the workshop-teachers and lecturers will be on display at Galerie Clairefontaine from Sept. 13th - Oct. 6th 2012!

Participating students from:

· Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Austria
· Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium
· Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture Helsinki, Finland
· Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany
· Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Hungary
· Lycée Aline Mayrisch, Luxembourg

Workshop-teachers 2012:

· Jean-Christian Bourcart
· Geert Goiris
· Arno Rafael Minkkinen
· Roman Pfeffer
· Alfred Seiland
· Ábel Szalontai

Lecturers 2012:

· Joan Fontcuberta
· IPW round table discussion
· Arno Rafael Minkkinen

All photography enthusiasts are welcome to participate in the workshops and lectures of their choice.

Registration and information on www.photomeetings.lu

Photomeetings Luxembourg 2012
Arno Rafael Minkkinen
Pachaug, Connecticut, 1972
Photomeetings Luxembourg 2012
Alfred Seiland
Tivoli, Italy, 2009
Photomeetings Luxembourg 2012
Geert Goiris
Dead Bird, 2008
(courtesy Galerie Art:Concept, Paris)