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Parallel European Photo Based Platform

The Capa Center is delighted to take part in the four-year Parallel European Photo Based Platform project, which has evolved as a result of the cooperation between 18 European photography institutions, and which primarily aims to provide an opportunity for talented young photographers and curators to present themselves in the international professional scene.

The project consists of annually repeating cycles – this year’s cycle is structured the following way:

PARALLEL INTERSECTION LISBOA

The first public event of the PARALLEL project took place in the Convento da Trindade, Lisbon, Portugal, between November 23 and December 10, 2017. Here, 23 emerging photographers participating in the project – including the Capa Center delegate Milán Rácmolnár – were introduced in a group exhibition.

The exhibiting emerging artists were: Andrej Lamut, Antonina Gugała, Charlotte Mano, Emanuel Cederquist, Glorija Lizde, Ida Nissen, Jacopo Tomassini, Josephine Desmenez, Joshua Phillips, Laura Rämö, Livia Sperandio, Mark McGuinness, Milán Rácmolnár, Morten Barker, Nita Vera, Nuno Barroso, Pedro Koch, Philipp Meuser, Ramona Güntert, Šarūnas Kvietkus, Sofia Okkonen, Thomas Wynne, and Toms Harjo.

Each of the member institutions of the project could also delegate one photographer from the mid-generation, who could showcase one of their works in the joint exhibition titled VOICES FROM EUROPE running parallel with the above event. The delegate of the Capa Center was Szabolcs Barakonyi.

The exhibiting mid-generation artists were: Andrejs Strokins, António Júlio Duarte, Borko Vukosav, Donatas Stankevicius, Eamonn Doyle, Gaël Bonnefon, Ivan Dvoršak, Jari Silomaki, João Grama, Lasse Krog Møller, Linda Hansen, Lukasz Rusznica, Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Neak Sophal, Phil Toledano, Szabolcs Barakonyi, Tiziano Rossano Mainieri, and Zoé Van der Haegen.

Besides the introduction in Lisbon, the first year of the project provides an opportunity for 23 young photographers to realize a new art project with the help of 5 mentors. These will be assessed by the 6 young curators participating in the first year of the project, who will each make their selection for a separate exhibition. These exhibitions will be held in one of the 6 institutions participating in the first year of the project.

The mentors of the young photographers are: Peggy Sue Amison, Hester Keijser, Alejandro Castellote, Rui Prata, and Federico Clavarino.

The 6 emerging curators, including the Capa Center delegate Emese Mucsi, are as follows: Nikki Ommes, Bruno Humberto, Emese Mucsi, Teo Pitella, Maria Faarinen, and Gintarė Krasuckaitė.

As part of the PARALLEL project, Emese Mucsi will be the curator of an exhibition at the LANDSKRONA FOTO Festival in September 2018, while in April 2018, the young associate of the Lithuanian Kaunas Gallery, Gintarė Krasuckaitė will curate an exhibit at the Capa Center in Budapest.

During the opening week of the PARALLEL INTERSECTION LISBOA exhibition, the representatives of all institutions, young authors, mentors and young curators met in Portugal, where they started their intensive cooperation.

 

Curatorship

At the beginning of 2018, all curators will pay a short visit to the exhibiting institutions; afterward, all authors, curators, and exhibitors will meet again in February 2018, in Kaunas, Lithuania, to make further arrangements regarding the works in progress, and do delineate the exhibitions showcasing these.

 

Open Call

Due to the tendering schedule of the European Commission, the member institutions have a very short time between the assessment of the EU tender and the start of the project; therefore, in the first years of the project, member institutions have delegated the participants. The organizers wish to change this: in the following year there would be an open call for tenders, where a professional jury would select the young professionals starting their careers to participate in the next year of the project.

 

Exhibitions

In the spring and summer of 2018, the 6 young curators will organize exhibitions in this year’s 6 exhibiting institutions (The Triennial of Photography Hamburg, the FORMAT International Photography Festival – Derby QUAD, the Polish Fotofestiwal Lódz, the LANDSKRONA FOTO Festival, the UGM l Umetnostna galerija of Maribor, Slovenia, and the Capa Center, Budapest, Hungary) showcasing the works of the young authors.

 

Intersection

The joint exhibition showcasing the works of all authors will take place at the Organ Vida International Photo Festival of Zagreb, Croatia, in 2018. There will also be a joint exhibition here for the authors having been selected in the meantime via the open call; they will also start the preparations for presenting their works in the next year of the project together with the 2019 exhibiting institutions, the new young curators, and mentors.

 

Below you will find short bios for the Hungary-related participants of the project

Gintarė Krasuckaitė (1991) holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History and Criticism, and a master‘s degree in Art Curating from the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas. Having worked for the Kaunas Contemporary Art Biennial, she now works as a curator at the Kaunas Photography Gallery (www.kaunasgallery.lt), where she is also involved in the gallery residency program, as well as in publishing projects. Gintarė is interested in contemporary art, photo performance, and the position of photography in visual art practices.

Milán Rácmolnár (1990) is a photographer living and working in Hungary. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the Budapest Metropolitan University in 2013, and his master’s degree at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2013. In spite of his young age, he has already participated in joint and solo exhibitions in Budapest, London, and New York. His photographic work focuses on the visualization of a range of phenomena that are not perceivable for the human eye, thus offering various visual solutions.

Emese Mucsi (1985) graduated from the Faculty of Contemporary Art Theory and Curatorial Studies at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2013, and from the Faculty of Hungarian Literature and Linguistics at the University of Szeged in 2017. Her art critiques, essays, and interviews have been published in various art journals since 2011. Since 2013, she has been involved in organizing contemporary art exhibitions as a freelance curator. In March 2014, she became the editor-in-chief of Artmagazin Online (artmagazin.hu). She has been a board member of the Hungarian Section of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) since 2016.

 

The member institutions participating in the Parallel Project in 2017–2018:

Procur.arte (Lisszabon, Portugália) https://www.procurarte.org
Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães (Guimarães, Portugália) http://www.ciajg.pt
ISSP (Riga, Lettország) http://www.issp.lv
Le Château d’Eau (Toulouse, Franciaország) http://www.galeriechateaudeau.org/wp
Hamburgi Fotótriennálé (Hamburg, Németország) http://phototriennale.de
FORMAT Nemzetközi Fotográfiai Fesztivál – Derby QUAD (Derby, Egyesült Királyság) http://www.formatfestival.com
Finn Fotográfiai Múzeum (Helsinki, Finnország) http://www.valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi/en
Fondazione Fotografia Modena (Modena, Olaszország) http://www.fondazionefotografia.org
Fotofestiwal Lódz – Vizuális Nevelésért Alapítvány (Lódz, Lengyelország) http://fotofestiwal.com
Galleri Image (Aarhus, Dánia) http://www.galleriimage.dk
KATALOG magazin (Kerteminde, Dánia) http://katalog-journal.com
Landskrona Fotófesztivál (Landskrona, Svédország) http://www.landskronafoto.org
Kaunas Galéria (Kaunas, Litvánia) https://kaunasgallery.lt
UGM l Umetnostna galerija Maribor (Maribor, Szlovénia) http://www.ugm.si/en
Musée de la photographie à Charleroi (Charleroi, Belgium) http://www.museephoto.be
Organ Vida – Nemzetközi Fotográfiai Fesztivál (Zágráb, Horvátország) https://organvida.com
Capa Központ (Budapest, Magyarország) https://capacenter.hu/
PhotoIreland Fesztivál (Dublin, Írország) http://photoireland.org

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