FUTURES PRESENTS ENERGY: Redistributing Power and Taming Consumption

FOTODOK is glad to share good news:

FUTURES, a network of photography institutions that we are part of, announces artists of 2023 Open Call, selected for the travel exhibition ENERGY: Redistributing Power and Taming Consumption, to be hosted across 2023-2024 by Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center (Budapest), PhotoIreland (Dublin) and FOTODOK (Utrecht).

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FOTODOK at Recontres d’Arles: HERE NEAR

HERE NEAR presents three projects on a series of layered and unfolding threats to the ecology of Arles and its surroundings. Since 2022, Mathieu Asselin (FR/VE), Tanja Engelberts (NL) and Sheng-Wen Lo (TW/NL) have each worked on site-specific research, addressing the effects of socioeconomic activities on local ecosystems and their inhabitants. The exhibition will run from July 3 to September 24, 2023 at Recontres d’Arles, France.

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Whispers and Shouts – Voices of Ukrainian Women Photographers

Whispers and Shouts. Voices of Ukrainian Women Photographers gathers stories of war and displacement by artists of Ukrainian origin. Their projects address complexities of emotion, pain, loss, connections between people, and the trauma of being separated from home. Most of these stories reflect the artists’ personal realities – of losing close friends and family, of reuniting with relatives under new circumstances, of investigating their roots, or of experiencing motherhood in times of war. 

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With the exhibition Part of Me… Shaping Mental Spaces (26 August–20 November 2022), FOTODOK invites artists to show projects that respond to their lived experiences of various mental states. Experiences of mental health vary greatly, and we all relate to it in different ways. While some people’s mental wellbeing is rarely challenged, others are affected in more frequent and demanding ways. In recognizing the multitudinal ways in which mental health inhabits the mind and body, it is important to amplify the voices of those whose daily lives are shaped by their dealings with certain struggles or patterns.

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The Open Studio presents a selection of works in progress by 10 emerging artists—the participants of FOTODOK’s talent program Lighthouse 2021/2022: Chris Becher, Marvel Harris, Lena Holzer, Daniël Lokerse, Sana Mulay, Nastassja Nefjodov, Peter Pflügler, Katharina Siegel, Rens de Vries and Mirre Korevaar-Wijnja. How does a photographic body of work or a series emerge and develop? What unforeseeable and numerous intermediate steps are occurring from an initial idea and a work you’d call finished? What does it mean to engage with the photographic medium in today’s pluralistic world?

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FOTODOK announces a free open call inviting artists related to the city or province of Utrecht to submit their proposals of projects focused around a certain community in the city. We want to give a stage to the voices of people connected through values, identity, religion, or practices. In 2023, FOTODOK’s overarching theme is “Grounding,” with this call contributing to it. We are particularly interested in community relations with enduring attachment between people and the networks or the spaces they establish.

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Curatorial Intern (20 hours a week)

We are looking for a curatorial intern for 20h a week from the 6th of December for at least three months. Read more to find out if we could be a match! Please send your CV and motivation letter to info@fotodok.org. The deadline for applications is the 25th of November 2021. We will contact you on the 26th of November to set up an interview on the 29th.

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FOTODOK in Paris – Earthlings

On 11 November FOTODOK will open in Atelier Néerlandais in Paris the exhibition Earthlings. Earthlings is an exhibition by FOTODOK made in collaboration with curator Jenny Smets. It shows a selection of work from artists who recently graduated from the photography departments of Dutch art academies. The artists were part of Blurring The Lines, an international talent program founded in 2016 by the Paris College of Art and Urbanautica Institute.

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