PhotoIreland Festival makes its 11th outing this week and adapts to our newfound norm with a programme of online and offline activities for ON/OFF. Here are some of the highlights for our delectation.
Screen Walks: a sort of studio visit crossed at times with live performance, looking at artists and researchers using the screen as their medium. Digital Curators Jon Uriarte (The Photographers’ Gallery) and Marco de Mutiis (Fotomuseum Winterthur) will undertake one such walk of Conor McGarrigle’s practice.
The festival is also collaborating with the Swiss Fotomuseum Winterthur and inviting artists Geraldine Juárez and Mario Santamaría to critically look at the hidden power dynamics behind the Google Arts & Culture Project, as well as the perpetuation and reinforcement of western capitalist and colonial gazes which continue to shape knowledge formation. The two contributions addressing The Googlified Image are presented within SITUATIONS, an experimental curatorial programme devised by Fotomuseum to engage the flexibility of the image and its currency with a decisive and quick-reacting format beyond the physical space.
OVER is a new initiative by PhotoIreland. This critical journal of photography and visual culture in the 21st century launches its inaugural edition and features a look at David Farrell‘s practice, a look at three artists selected from this year’s open call: Francesca Catastini, Hiro Tanaka, and Theo Ellison, a new body of work by Teresa Eng, and a review of Eva Kreuger and Yvette Monahan’s practice, as Amelie Rose, current Project Coordinator of FOAM, reflects on their similarities and influences.
Finally, the Tokyo International Photography Competition brings to Ireland a diversity of practices to enjoy on the gallery walls of The Library Project in Temple Bar: Hashem Shakeri, Gregg Segal (7 Days of Garbage photo below), Turjoy Chowdhury, Acacia Johnson (Seal Stories photo below), Ciril Jazbec, Charlotta María Hauksdóttir, Ryota Kajita, and Robin Michals.
Further details and a full timetable of events online and offline can be found at 2020.photoireland.org
Featured image by Ryota Kajita