Building a European community about contemporary photography. One show, three talks, five workshops, twenty curators and one hundred artists hosted in Turin.
This year FUTURES annual event was hosted by CAMERA in Turin for the first time. Coinciding with the Turin Contemporary Art Week, from 4 to 6 November, one hundred artists, twenty curators and heads of major international contemporary photography institutions were guests at CAMERA for the Annual Event of the European FUTURES Photography platform.
The FUTURES Annual Event offered a calendar of events that took place over the three days, with appointments exclusively for the artists selected in 2022, alternating with other public events. Among these, ON THE VERGE, curated by Giangavino Pazzola, in collaboration with Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen and Marta Szymańska, which opened to the public on Friday 4 November, in CAMERA’s Project Room.The group exhibition consists of over seventy works produced by seven young photographers selected from within the FUTURES Photography network.
In addition to the artists and curators from the organizations belonging to the platform, the annual event also featured the participation of international guests such as the artists Laia Abril (Spain), Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs (Switzerland) and Max Pinckers (Belgium)as well as curators Julija Reklaitė (Lithuania, director of Rupert, Vilnius) and Krzysztof Candrowicz (Poland, curator of the CICLO Biennial in Porto, Portugal), who were tutors in the project’s educational sessions, consisting of five workshops reserved for participants (and staged in collaboration with Gallerie d’Italia). These guests were also speakers at one of the roundtables open to the public – ‘Questioning the Verge’.
The project in its entirety was also presented at the Artissima art fair, where a meeting was held with Irene Fenara (artist), Salvatore Vitale (artistic director of FUTURES) as well as Giangavino Pazzola (project coordinator and CAMERA curator) and Walter Guadagnini (CAMERA director) as speakers.
The exhibited projects by Cian Burke (Ireland, 1978), Mark Duffy (Ireland, 1981), Pauline Hisbacq (France, 1980), Julia Klewaniec (Poland, 1996), Alice Pallot (France, 1995), Daniel Szalai (Hungary, 1991) and Ugo Woatzi (France, 1991) tell both personal and collective stories about conflicts, struggles for gender equality, food and ecological sustainability, as well as the rise of populism and nationalism across the European continent. At the same time, from an aesthetic and linguistic point of view, these works represent the most innovative and relevant experiences on the current European photographic landscape.
Alongside CAMERA, the FUTURES partners are the Bienal Fotografia do Porto, Centre Photographique Rouen Normandie, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Der Greif, FOMU Fotomuseum, FOTODOK, Fotofestiwal Lodz, Fotogalleriet, Fotograf Magazine, ISPP, Organ Vida, PhotoEspaña, Photo Romania Festival, PhotoIreland, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Triennale der Photographie Hamburg and Void. FUTURES is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Eurokleis is a research and spin-off partner of the platform.