PhotoIreland Festival 2011
Welcome to the second edition of PhotoIreland Festival.
Having had a successful start in 2010, we are delighted to continue the celebration of Photography in 2011 with a great programme of events. The festival this year is divided into 6 strands, all of them with their own set of exhibitions and/or events.
They are as follows:
For July 2011, PhotoIreland Festival presents ‘Collaborative Change’, a series of events that investigate the possibilities of collaborative approaches within artistic and non-artistic disciplines. The events include a symposium on the theme in collaboration with GradCAM, exhibitions by photographic collectives and site-specific installations and events by two curatorial teams.
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Framed within our focus on photobooks, we will present ‘Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade’, an exhibition of 30 international photobooks, hand-picked by the world-famous photographer and photographic bibliophile. Running in parallel will be PhotoIreland‘s first Book and Magazine Fair, which includes an International Open Call for photo books, in cooperation with Blurb.
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The Featured Exhibitions & Events is the strand of the programme that highlights those organised outside the main theme of the festival. Within this context, it is exciting to work again with the Gallery of Photography, the Instituto Cervantes, the Mexican Embassy and the Sebastian Guinness Gallery, and to enjoy the kind support of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Douglas Hyde Gallery and the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios – all of them adding a stimulating component to the discussion around Photography that we particularly appreciate and acknowledge.
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Special attention is placed this year to collecting Photography: a set of talks around that add emphasis to the unique David Kronn exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). It includes two talks: by David Kronn himself and by Seán Kissane, Head of Exhibitions at IMMA.
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Under the banner of Summer Campus, a set of workshops, talks and screenings will help us all gain knowledge and experience in a variety of fields. It sets a starting point for our first summer residency project, starting next year.
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On the OFF programme, the open area of the festival, many individual efforts have made possible to offer a selection of over 40 exhibitions around the city of Dublin, by photographers and artists of all levels. Let me mention our special interest in Sean Hillen’s and Mark Curran’s work.
Read more about the OFF Programme »