Image Credit: Michele Bressan, Central Market Square, Iași (RO), 2011
CAMERA PLUS Biennial aims to contribute to the support of the production of artistic research and theoretical research by analysing and mediating the photographical practice, the moving image and the critical theory of photography in Romania and abroad. By organising this biennial, the organisers propose to create a framework for knowledge production and mediation of the contemporary photographical practice, to facilitate the formation of groups for the analysis of the current photographical practice in view of a better understanding of the role of the photographical image in relation to the contemporary cultural experiences and the multi-perspectival knowledge of the world, as well as to investigatigate the photographical practice of the young artists, who work in the field of photography, experimental film, and video art, in order to constitute a visible platform for developing a professional condition.
The organizing team of the biennial is constituted by the initiative group that founded Centrul de Fotografie Contemporana (the Centre of Contemporary Photography) in Iași, Romania: Matei Bejenaru, Lavinia German, Cătălin Gheorghe, Cristina Moraru, Cristian Nae and Cătălin Soreanu.
CAMERA PLUS Biennial is financially supported by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, Institut Français in Iaşi, British Council Iaşi, Deutschen Kulturzentrums in Iaşi. Partners: University of Arts “George Enescu” Iaşi, U.A.P.R. (Romanian Fine Arts Association) Iaşi, Borderline Art Space, Museum of Romanian Literature in Iaşi and Association 4Culture (WASP).