Archive for May 14, 2010

Deadline June 1st: Magenta Foundation’s Call for a Canadian Emerging Curator

From the Magenta Foundation e-blast:

Magenta Foundation
Call for a Canadian Emerging Curator

For its inaugural presentation, and in the spirit of championing emerging talent, the Flash Forward Festival is proud to announce this call for proposals from emerging Canadian curators to program the Outdoor Canadian Exhibition component of the festival. The chosen candidate will be awarded the privilege of mounting a group show featuring the work of emerging Canadian photographers. Full entry details are listed below.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

The purpose of this call for submissions is to invite exhibition proposals from emerging curators who regard their professional practice as a creative, social, and critical undertaking as demonstrated by their philosophical approach to their discipline. Using the broad range of artistic expression presented by Flash Forward participants, this competition will provide a platform for an ambitious young curator to truly make his or her mark among international peers.

ELIGIBILITY

For the purposes of this application, the criteria that The Magenta Foundation will use to define a candidate as an emerging curator is as follows:
Potential candidates must be under the age of 35 and have been curating projects for no longer than five (5) years.
In that time, potential candidates must have curated at least two (2) exhibitions at public/regional or university galleries (should the candidate wish, this may include any programming commissioned as a requirement of their graduate or undergraduate studies).

For all eligible candidates please visit http://www.flashforwardfestival.com/curator

The submission deadline is 12:01 a.m., June 1, 2010.

ABOUT THE FLASH FORWARD FESTIVAL

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The Flash Forward Festival is an international five-day bi-annual event launching in Toronto’s Liberty Village in October 2010. The Flash Forward Festival is an extension of The Magenta Foundation’s successful annual emerging photographers competition, Flash Forward. The competition, established as a platform to promote emerging artists from Canada, the US, and the UK, has positioned itself as the critically important vanguard for introducing international emerging talent to a global audience.

The Flash Forward competition receives highly favourable international coverage and is widely considered to be one of the most important emerging art incubators in the world.

The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Emerging Artist Program once again does what its name implies: it freezes a brief moment in time, preserving it for closer inspection and demonstrating the promise of what is to come in the international photography communit
y. (Boston Globe 2008)

Flash Forward’s mission is to showcase the future of photography, focusing on emerging talent that renowned jurors have identified as having great potential. The bi-annual festival will provide an in-depth experience for emerging photographers through educational and networking opportunities including events with collectors/arts enthusiasts and industry professionals (academics, gallerists, media/art directors and photo editors). The festival will include five curated exhibitions (representing the three host countries plus one guest country invited to showcase their best emerging photographers), as well as workshops, a lecture series, nightly events, an art fair and a closing party all taking place within Toronto’s Liberty Village, the host neighbourhood of the Flash Forward Festival.”

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Reminder Deadline May 17th: Photographer’s Forum Magazine Photo Contest

From the Photographers Forum website:

“The 30th Annual Spring Contest is open to all amateur photographers, both student and non-student, in the United States, Canada and worldwide. There is no age limit. (If you make your living as a professional photographer, you may not enter.) Winning photographs will be published in the November 2010 issue of Photographer’s Forum Magazine. All contest finalists will be published in the hardcover book Best of Photography 2010. Everyone who enters will receive 2 free issues of photographers forum magazine. There are amazing awards, for 1st place there is a $2,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum plus a Sigma 24-70 lens, Second Place gets $1,000 and a Sigma 12-24 lens, Third Place gets $500, and there are five 4th place prizes of $100 that will be given. 100 Honorable Mentions will belisted in the November 2010 issue of Photographer’s Forum and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

FINAL ENTRY Deadline:
May 17, 2010
Final entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered”

To view the previous winners of this contest, click here.

To view submission details, click here.

To register to enter this contest, click here.

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May 15th: Adriana Groisman gives an artist talk at the Pregones Theater in NY

Presented by Enfoco’s touring gallery program, on Saturday May 15th, Adriana Groisman will give an artist talk at 1 pm at the Pregones Theater in NY. She will talk about the project she has been working on for 15 years, taking photographs of Argentinian tango dancers titled Tango Never Before Midnight.

The artist talk is in conjunction with her current exhibition at the Pregones Theater, including 12 of her images from the Tango Never Before Midnight series. This exhibition runs from May 1-June 21st.

From the Enfoco website:

“Tango, Never Before Midnight, is a work which records the world of the milongas –traditional Argentinean tango balls– and their patrons, the milongueros. Each night at the milonga is a dramatic cycle in itself, an erotically charged arena where issues of power and gender are played out. Fleeting relationships, alliances, rivalries, jealousies and games of seduction occur, leading to the encounters on the dance floor. These negotiations are carried out through furtive glances and minute gestures, parts of a ritual that can go completely unnoticed by outsiders.

Milongueros tend to speak very little; even if they have been dancing with each other for years they never ask each other’s last names, addresses or professions. This is one of the unspoken rules of the “real” milongueros. Another implicit rule is that the invitation to dance is never verbal. Rather, this is done through a complex series of interlocking gazes and body attitudes.

At the milonga, a great social equalizer, class, age and physical appearance recede. The dancing is what counts, the body connection, the feeling for the music.”

This exhibition of En Foco’s 2009-2010 Touring Gallery program is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Canson Infinity, Senator José M. Serrano/Legislative Initiative Grant, Bronx Council on the Arts, Archival Methods, Loupe Digital Studio, members and friends.

To view an interview on NBC featuring Adriana Groisman and The Executive Director of Enfoco Miriam Romez speaking about the exhibition and the artist talk, click here.

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