Mutations I


3 November to 7 January 2007

Mutations I, the 2006–2007 issue of the 2nd European Month of Photography, is the first joint exhibition organised by a network of seven capital cities: Berlin, Bratislava, Luxembourg, Moscow, Paris, Rome and Vienna. The title reflects the multifaceted, innovative work of artists who chose the medium of photography to express themselves at the beginning of the 21st century.

In April, 2006, the curators and festival directors of each of the seven participating cities suggested five series of works from their respective countries, and selected a total of seven series among the thirty-five proposals.

The goal was to promote emerging artists, that is, photographers who had already experienced success in their home country, but were little known abroad. Freelance works for news or fashion magazines or for advertising agencies were not admitted to the competition.

Works by the following artists are now exhibited: Beate Gütschow, Berlin; Marek Kvetán, Bratislava; Carine and Elisabeth Krecké, Luxembourg; AES+F, Moscow; Philippe Ramette, Paris; Eva Frapiccini, Rome; Nina Dick, Vienna.

On October 30, 2006, a jury whose members included no citizens of any of the seven exhibiting countries gathered in Paris, and awarded one of the participating artists the prize of the European Month of Photography, donated by Alcatel.

The festival takes place in the seven participating countries. The exhibition is to be similar in all the cities, in spite of local particularities.

The 3rd European Month of Photography, titled Mutations II, is planned in Berlin in November, 2008.

Organizer: Museumspädagogischer Dienst Berlin. An exhibition of teh seven partner cities of the European Month of Photography 2006: Berlin, Bratislava, Luxemburg, Moskau, Paris, Rom, Wien. Made possible by the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin. Connected with an exhibition “famous” of the Fotografengemeinschaft “klubfoto”.
On the occasion of the European Month of Photography 2006.