Photomeetings Luxembourg 2011
Exhibition: 6 Sep – 10 Sep 2011
photomeetings luxembourg 2011
workshops - lectures - exhibitions
6 - 10 September 2011
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VOYEUR - THE HIDDEN PHOTOGRAPHER
7th edition of photomeetings luxembourg from September 6-10th, 2011!
For the first time, the City of Luxembourg will host our festival in the beautifully restored Cercle Building on the Place d’Armes for the workshop-activities, and in the splendid auditorium at the Cité for our public events, from September 7-9th.
The concept of our event has remained the same, as have our aims: to build a quality platform for the young and the young at heart, who have an interest in photography and photo-related arts.
In this fast changing world of mass media and technical innovation, we intend to encourage and motivate the future generation of artists, who mostly grew up as computer users, to learn from specialists in the field of new technologies, as well as to acquire traditional photographic methods, for instance black & white developing, to preserve the heritage of the medium.
Photo-artists, photo-theorists, students and amateur photographers from around the globe are welcome to participate at our workshops, lectures and discussions. With their thought-provoking themes, the photomeetings luxembourg go right to the heart of contemporary photographic discourse. This year’s theme is „Voyeur - the Hidden Photographer“.
Between the 6th-10th of September 2011, internationally renowned photographers, photo-artists and lecturers will highlight and discuss the different meanings of this topic: voyeuristic surveillance, star cult, paparazzi, documenting violence etc., by way of workshops, lectures and exhibitions. As in previous years, topic specialists will lecture during the symposium.
Europe will be learning and creating together. In cooperation with local participants, six universities and colleges from six European countries will take part in photomeetings luxembourg 2011.
As a European cross-border project, 2011 will see sixty students from the photography, video and media departments of these universities and colleges raising questions and finding answers together. Eight to twelve students from each university are participating. They will work on the theme during the summer semester 2011. Their resulting photographs will be presented in an exhibition within photomeetings luxembourg 2011 at the “Konschthaus beim Engel“.
Students of the following universities and colleges participate in
photomeetings luxembourg 2011:
• Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Austria
• Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium
• Aalto University’s School of Art and Design, Finland
• Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany
• Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Hungary
• Lycée Aline Mayrisch, Luxembourg
The following workshop-teachers and lecturers will be available:
• Bert Danckaert
• Andréa Holzherr / Kari Pyykönen
• Julia Mehls
• Roman Pfeffer
• Alfred Seiland
• Ábel Szalontai
• Peter Weiermair
• Guy Harles
• Institut Pierre Werner round table discussion
All photography enthusiasts are welcome to participate in the workshops and lectures of their choice.