Monday, 18 November 2013

Paris photo


Some of us met at Paris Photo  for an in official meeting with friends and guest curators : here some picture of Paul diFelice ( Luxembourg ) taking some notes at the Grand Palais exhibition during the VIP opening on November 13th and former Paris representative Barbara Wolffer now in charge of the street art collection of the City of Paris during a dinner at Bofinger's.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

A new curator for Berlin: Frank Wagner

Frank Wagner from Berlin was attending this last meeting of the year in Vienna ( his second after Budapest ). He joined the network recently and is curating the Berlin exhibition within the " Europäischer Monat der Fotografie ).

Monday, 14 October 2013

Emop Meeting in Budapest

Beginning of October, our new member Budapest was hosting a quite important meeting of EMoP as we had to consider the new topic of our next common exhibition ( scheduled automn 2014 and spring 2015 ). Also important: the statutes of the association were to be signed by Budapest, Ljubljana and Luxembourg. They are scheduled to travel to Berlin, Vienna and Paris. Hopefully this will be a new start as the association will now have a legal basis.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Budapest meeting place

Meeting place in Budapest was Mai Mano Haz, belonging to the Hungarian Photographer's association in the very center of Budapest. The House belonged to Mai Manó, an Imperial and Royal Court Photographer (1855- 1917)who  had his eight-story hous - home and studio - built in fourteen months in 1893-94.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Paris meeting in July

The Maison européenne de la photographie was hosting the summer meeting. The weather was fine, everybody was assisting except Bratislava; but thanks to video-conferencing, the problem was quickly solved. It was decided not to host the next meeting in Bratislava but in Budapest  ( October ) as the city recently joined and did not yet have a meeting.
A view of the Faubourg Saint Antoine and the Metro station Saint Paul, our favorite meeting spot.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Emop meeting in Luxembourg: April 2013

Emop members met in Luxembourg on April 24/25th to discuss further projects and the next common exhibition ( subject still pending ); the new statutes were discussed and hopefully will be signed by all on the next meeting in Paris in July. After the opening of "Disturbances" at the Musée national d'Art et d'Histoire, The Abbaye de Neumunster hosted the meeting. Guest were Stavros Moresopoulos and son from Athens who are interested in joining the group.
Upper Row: M. Colner ( Ljubljana), G. Achleitner ( Vienna ), Z. Szamody ( Budapest ),B. Koklesova ( Bratislava), Th. Licek ( Vienna ), M. Bosakova ( Bratislava), B. Ecker ( Vienna ), O. Baetz ( Berlin ), P. diFelice ( Luxbg ), I. Wagner ( Berlin ), St. Moresopoulos ( Athens ); Lower Row. G. Uhl ( Budapest), P. Stiwer ( Luxbg.) JL Soret ( Paris ), B. Wolffer ( Paris ), S. Moresopoulos ( Athens )

Sunday, 27 January 2013

European Month of photography award 2012-2013

Emop group on January 8th meeting in Vienna with Anna Maria Rubio ( Madrid ) who took part in the jury meeting for the Arendt & Medernach Emop Award

 Press release

Luxembourg, 28th January 2013 –
The „European Month of Photography“ network is proud to announce a new photography award : The “EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARENDT AWARD”. This award will be granted every second year to one visual artist who is part of the common exhibitions the network is curating throughout Europe..
The “EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARENDT AWARD” is sponsored by Arendt & Medernach, the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg with offices in Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow and New York. For Arendt & Medernach, contemporary art is a passion. Since a number of years, the firm is engaged in the art of photography by exhibiting artists from all over the world in its building situated in Kirchberg, Luxembourg. Works of well known artists such as David LaChapelle,Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Candida Höfer and Günther Förg were exhibited along with works of young talents. Progressively, Arendt & Medernach built up its own art collection, representative of the main currents in contemporary photography. With time, art became a real communication project, directed at the inside as well as the outside of the firm. By creating an evolving work environment, Arendt & Medernach has the ambition to show that the work of a lawyer is like art something that requires a permanent questioning and the referral to take anything for granted, but change and evolution.. True to its passion, Arendt & Medernach wishes to encourage open-mindedness, diversity and the sharing of emotions. It is thus a great pleasure for Arendt & Medernach to be affiliated with the European Month of Photography.
The award will be presented for the first time in Luxembourg in 2013 and will be granted to one of the 26 artists of the exhibition project “distURBANces”. “distURBANces” has been curated by the seven partner cities of the „European Month of Photography“– Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris and Vienna – as a challenge to the traditional notion of what is “real“ in a world characterized by continuous transformation. It was exhibited in Berlin, Bratislava, Paris and Luxembourg in 2012/13 and will be presented in Ljubljana, Luxembourg and Budapest in 2013/14. All 26 artists chosen for the catalogue will be presented to the Jury consisting of four “distURBANces” curators, Gunda Achleitner (Vienna), Paul di Felice (Luxembourg), Katia Reich (Berlin) and Jean-Luc Soret (Paris), and Oliva María Rubio, exhibition director of Spanish “La Fabrica“:
The winner will receive the “EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARENDT AWARD” on an amount of 5,000 EUR, his/her works will be exhibited in the exhibition space of Arendt & Medernach’s headquarters in Luxembourg from 25 April 2013 onwards.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Meeting in Vienna

For the third time in a little more than a year Vienna hosted on January 8th and 9th one of the formal meetings of EMoP. It was held in the exhibition rooms of the MUSA which hosted the "distURBANces" exhibition and just closed. All seven members were present and discussed the new projects for the year to come. With new memberships pending, discussions were mainly about how to maintain a high level of activity in hard times. An exhibition project by Bratislava on propaganda imagery under communism and fascism as well as an ongoing project by the Vienna MUSA on the Sarajevo assassination which led to the first World War in 1914 were the basis of discussion around a contemporary photography exhibition inspired by these topics. Members decided to meet again in Paris by end of February as well as in Luxembourg on April 24th for the venue of the "distURBANces" exhibitions at the Musée national d'histoire et d'art in Luxembourg. This meeting also decided on the need to give legal existence to the group which meets regularly since 2004.

Meeting in front of the work of Paul Horn & Lotte Lyon