Project Description

CAMERA PLUS. Biennial of contemporary photography and moving image, Iași, May 18-30, 2016

Foto: Michele Bressan, Piata Halei Centrale, Iasi, 2011

Image Credit: Michele Bressan, Central Market Square, Iași (RO), 2011

Interval: 18 – 30 mai, 2016

Organizers team:

Matei Bejenaru – biennial director
Lavinia German – curatorship
Cătălin Gheorghe – curatorship
Cristina Moraru – conference and critical theory workshop
Cristian Nae – curatorship
Cătălin Soreanu – communication

Curators:

Lavinia German
Cătălin Gheorghe
Cristian Nae

Reviewers, Critics, Moderators:

Răzvan Anton
Matei Bejenaru
Louise Clements
Cătălin Gheorghe
Markus Hartmann
Iosif Kiraly
Denes Miklosi
Cristina Moraru
Cristian Nae

Artists:

Dan Acostioaei
Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu
Bianca Basan
Matei Bejenaru
Lucian Bran
Tudor Bratu (RO/NL)
Michele Bressan
Alexandra Croitoru
Minim (Diana Dulgheru)
Tatiana Fiodorova (MD)
Ion Grigorescu
Nona Inescu
Andrei Mateescu
Alex Maxim
Andrei Nacu
Mihai Nistor
Mihai & Horațiu Șovăială
Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor
Andrei Venghiac

Conference participants:

Călina Bârzu
Pascal Beausse
Louise Clements
Laurenţiu Fuiorea
Markus Hartmann

Corina Ilea
Diana Mărgărit
Raluca Nestor
Ana Lúcia Coelho Pereira da Silva Nobre

Atelier Preview Plus participants:

Teodor Bădărău, Anna Bărbulescu, Lucian Brăteanu, Vlaicu Bunduchi, Daniel Comendant, Alexandra Corneanu, Tudor Ciurescu, Renata Dradici, Dragoş Hanciu, Laura Mecheş, Andrei Nacu, Mihai Nistor, Luiza-Paula Preda, Ana Maria Preduţ, Rareş Rădulescu, Silviu Vacariu

Events locations:

  • Galeria apARTe
    Faculty of Visual Arts and Design, 189 Sărăriei st. (6 Codrescu st. entrance)
  • Photo-Video Studio of the Faculty of Visual Arts and Design
    Iași, 6 Codrescu st.
  • Sport’s Hall, UAGE Iaşi
    Iași, 6 Codrescu st. (Oastei st. entrance)
  • Borderline Art Space
    Iași, 18 Belvedere st.
  • French Institute
    Galeria „Benjamin Fondane”
    Iași, 26 Carol I blvd.
  • Galeria „Nicolae Tonitza”
    Iași, 7-9 Lăpușneanu st.
  • Galeria „Theodor Pallady”
    Iași, 7-9 Lăpușneanu st.
  • Galeria Cupola
    Iași, 2 Cuza Vodă st.

In 18-21 of May 2016, in Iași (Romania), it will take place the pilot edition of the project “CAMERA PLUS. Biennial of contemporary photography and moving image”, organised by the Centre of Contemporary Photography. The exhibitions can be visited until May 30, 2016.

In the framework of the biennial will be produced a series of exhibitions and will be organised a conference (on the topic of “The ethics of photography and the poilitics of the image in times of crisis”), a session of portfolio reviews (Preview Plus Workshop, with foreign and Romanian evaluators), a critical workshops on the analysis of the photographical image, a meeting with an editor of photography books, screening of experimental films and video art, and a session of audio-video performance.

A selection of works from the exhibitions will be presented in autumn in one of the WASP spaces in Bucharest.

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.

Click here to download the brochure for “CAMERA PLUS. Biennial of contemporary photography and moving image” (PDF, 24 pages, RO-EN, A5, color).

Events included in “CAMERA PLUS. Biennial of contemporary photography and moving image” (reversed chronological order):

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).

CAMERA PLUS Biennial is financially supported by:

Partners: