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.
With their thought-provoking themes, the photomeetings luxembourg go right to the heart of contemporary photographic discourse. This year's theme is Photography = Fiction?.
Many internationally renowned photographers, photo-artists and lecturers will highlight and discuss the different aspects of the term "fiction", by way of workshops, lectures and exhibitions.
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 2012.
Between five and fourteen students from each university are participating. They will work on the theme during the summer semester 2012. Their resulting photographs will be presented in an exhibition within photomeetings luxembourg 2012 at the Galerie beim Engel from Sept. 11th - Oct. 20th 2012!
For the first time in the history of photomeetings luxembourg, a retrospective show with a selection of works created by the previous workshop participants will take place in the Ratskeller of the Cercle, rue du Curé, from Sept. 12th - Oct. 7th 2012. The exhibition is called Inspiring Luxembourg, since the city of Luxembourg has served as a source of continuous inspiration from 2005 to 2011.
A selection of photographs by the workshop-teachers and lecturers will be on display at Galerie Clairefontaine from Sept. 13th - Oct. 6th 2012!
Participating students from
· Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Austria
· Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium
· Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture Helsinki, Finland
· Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany
· Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Hungary
· Lycée Aline Mayrisch, Luxembourg
· Jean-Christian Bourcart
· Geert Goiris
· Arno Rafael Minkkinen
· Roman Pfeffer
· Alfred Seiland
· Ábel Szalontai
· Joan Fontcuberta
· IPW round table discussion
· Arno Rafael Minkkinen
All photography enthusiasts are welcome to participate in the workshops and lectures of their choice.