joan

Joan Fontcuberta, guest curator for the 14th edition of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal

joan

Joan Fontcuberta, guest curator for the 14th edition of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal is delighted to announce the appointment of Catalan curator and artist Joan Fontcuberta as guest curator for the 14th edition of its biennale of contemporary photography that will take place in September 2015. For the event, Joan Fontcuberta has proposed the theme The Post-Photographic Condition around which all the exhibitions, the publication, the colloquium and other activities will be organized.

We find ourselves at a crucial moment in the history of images. The proliferation of cameras and digital point-and-shoot devices, the incorporation of picture taking into cell phones, the Internet, social networks, and CCTV are part of new experimentation and new creative processes. Today, how can we define photographic quality? Is it possible to identify the photographic canon that is being created in the new vernacular spaces of the image?

Around the theme The Post-Photographic Condition, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2015 will explore the dramatic transformations the image has undergone due to the impact of the second digital revolution, in which the Internet and smartphones play a prominent role. It will feature works of artists who critically react to the massive presence of images and their absolute availability in our current visual culture.

The call for submissions for artists will be open from November 11, 2013 to January 6, 2014.

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal is proud to be working with Joan Fontcuberta and on behalf of the board of directors and the team, Director General Chuck Samuels wishes him a warm welcome.

Source :www.moisdelaphoto.com