Friday, 26 January 2007

"Mutations I" in Berlin closed recently

Dear all,
back in a cold and snowy Berlin we are sending you some pictures of "Mutations I" at the Martin-Gropius-Bau (november 2nd, 2006 - january 7th, 2007) for our new EMOP website.
It was nice to see you all in Luxembourg, many thanks to Pierre and Paul for the organisation - et bien sûr pour votre accueil!
Hope to see you all in Rome in springtime,
pictures show entrance hall of the Martin Gropius Bau as well as an installation shot of Beate Gütschow, Berlin

Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Emop meeting closes successfully

Second day of the Emop meeting in Luxembourg achieved greater coherence in defining the goals of the next common exhibition in 2008. It was decided to illustrate the mutations taking place in photography by including mainly artists whose work is combining video or other media techniques. The Mutations 2 exhibition will include participants from the seven member countries ( 3 artists selected per country ): Besides every city's curator and / or a guest curator will chose 5 artists of the remaining European countries ( 7x5 ). Out of this pool of 56 artists, a jury will select up to 14 artists to be part of the Mutations II exhibition to take place in Berlin, Bratislava, Luxembourg, Paris and Vienna in 2008, Moscow and Rome in 2009.

Image shows Berlin's Kathrin Kohle discussing things with Carole Pratt head of cultural exchange of the City of Paris

Emop 2008 opening meeting in Luxembourg

On Tuesday 23d the Centre de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster in Luxembourg hosted the first conference of the the Emop team for 2007 . All members assisted with the exception of Thomas Friedrich ( Berlin ) and Berthold Ecker ( Vienna ). Olga Sviblova ( Moscow ) could not attend either. The conference started with discussions about the new concept of the 2008 exhibition. It was decided to include video-art of photographers and to build the exhibition around a mixed media concept. It is still not settled whether the Mutations 2 exhibition will be video only or include photographers working in a "traditional" way.

Image shows Barbara Wolffer, managing director of Paris' Maison européenne de la photo with Marie Gouriano ( Vienna )
A more relaxed relationship in the evening at El Notaro restaurant between Sneja Dobrosavljevic ( Café-Crème's press officer) and Kathrin Kohle ( Berlin )