Hybrids. Forging new realities as a counter-narrative

PHotoESPAÑA 2022
Hien Hoang. "Made in Rice: Layers". Still from the performance work “Made in Rice”. 2021 © courtesy of Hien Hoang
Hien Hoang. "Made in Rice: Layers". Still from the performance work “Made in Rice”. 2021 © courtesy of Hien Hoang
03.06.2022 - 25.09.2022

Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm
Opening: 3rd June, 12 h

Floor 5

Free entry

Hybrids brings together the work of the photographers who were selected following the call for the Futures Photography exhibition which promotes the mobility and visibility of up-and-coming photographers.

After a year of ups and downs and uncertainties, today’s reality is anything but balanced. Waves of counter-narratives continue to flourish and subvert our knowledge base, altering all the parameters that used to define our sense of self and belonging. In Europe, although new generations are trying to foster a new cultural literacy, whether they are able to define a direction in such a disorderly environment, no easy task, remains to be seen. Within this climate of hybrid experimentation, we are witnessing how new realities are being forged every day. What new ways of making, narrating and understanding are here to stay, and what can we do with the horizon that lies ahead?

These artists explore these questions. All eleven of them were selected through an open call among the authors who are part of the Futures Photography platform which was created in 2018. PHotoESPAÑA selected Carlos Alba who takes his place alongside the other authors selected by the other European institutions that participate in this project.

A hybrid event that investigates the impact of technology on humanity and the natural world through different media, in dialogue with photography.

Photographers: Maija Savolainen, Carlos Alba, Hien Hoang, Emily Graham, Eva Kreuger, Marta Bogdanska, Alexey Shlyk, Valeria Cherchi, Io Sivertsen, Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond Skeaping y Jean Vincent Simonet

Futures Photography is an international platform dedicated to photography that brings together a large global community of photographers with the aim of increasing the visibility and projection of emerging artists from all over the world. Its goal is to empower these photographers by launching initiatives to promote their work and give them access to the platform’s extensive network of professionals, institutions, festivals, publishing houses and museums. The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and adds new members every year. Thirteen institutions are currently members of the platform: British Journal of Photography (UK), The Calvert Journal (UK), CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia (IT), FOMU (BE), Fotofestiwal Lodz (PL), PHotoESPAÑA (ES), PhotoIreland (IR), Photo Romania Festival (RO), Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center (HU), Copenhagen Photo Festival (DK), Tblisi Photo Festival (GE), Void (GR) and Triennial of Photography Hamburg (DE).   

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