SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 17 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA) has opened, through the Centro de Fotografía Isla de Tenerife, the period to choose five artists that will form part of the section called ‘Artists in Selection’ within the XVII Fotonoviembre International Photography Biennial, which will be held this autumn and organized by this contemporary art center.
This section -one of the three that make up the biennial together with the Official (curated by Violeta Janeiro) and Atlántica Colectivas (curated by Diana Padrón)- is an exhibition open to the participation of authors who use photography, video creation, the installation of photography and/or video creation as a means of expression. Among the proposals that have not been chosen, another screening will be carried out according to Atlántica Colectivas.
The authors who are part of Artists in Selection will receive 4,250 euros for temporary assignment and production of work. One of the five proposals will in turn be chosen as Artist in Selection-Fundación MAPFRE Canarias, an entity that will sponsor the work of that author and will host the exhibition of the work presented at its headquarters.
People interested in participating in ‘Selection Artists’ will have until March 23 to send their work. To do this, they will have to send an email to email@example.com with the requested documentation. The bases and the participation form can be found on the Fotonoviembre website (www.fotonoviembre.org) and in the TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (www.teatenerife.es).
The proposals sent -maximum two per participant- will be accompanied by an explanatory report that contains both the theoretical concept, as well as the data and technical requirements for its exhibition (specifying whether it is photographic work, video or installation); visual documents; artistic biography of the author or author; and project synopsis. It will be optional whether or not to send complementary information about the proposal that includes publications, reviews, mentions or links.
In Fotonoviembre 2021, 381 projects from 30 countries were received, corresponding to 304 authors and collectives. Of the works presented, 84 of them corresponded to foreign authors, 100 to Canarians and 120 to artists from other Spanish communities. In foreign participation, projects were received from Uruguay, Canada, Ireland, Argentina, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Mexico, Colombia, Israel, Luxembourg, Denmark, Cuba, Chile, Venezuela, Serbia, Finland, Malaysia, the United United States, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland and France. In the 2021 edition, the projects chosen were those of Paula Artés, Federico Estol, Fermín Jiménez Landa, Marta Pareja and María García Ruiz and Isabel de Naverán.
Fotonoviembre is an event organized by the Cabildo, through the Centro de Fotografía Isla de Tenerife -attached to TEA-, in which, under the common denominator of the image, different aspects related to contemporary art, new technologies, photographic heritage, personal creation and the evolution of the medium itself. The main mission of this biennial, which has been held in Tenerife since 1991 and which has become one of the promoters of the photographic image both in the Canary Islands and abroad, is to enable and disseminate a broad reflection on the image. as a means of expression, communication and cultural participation.
Initially based on the study, discussion and dissemination of photography, Fotonoviembre has been incorporating over the years other fundamental manifestations to understand our society as a visual culture. Consolidated throughout its history by quality, rigor and the participation of a large number of artists and institutions, Fotonoviembre tries to take the pulse of contemporary photography and the relationship that different disciplines establish with it. The biennial will take place between the months of November and December 2023 and January 2024, keeping the Official Section, Selected Artists and Collective Atlántica, open to the public.