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The 14th annual Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival took place from 26 to 31 October 2010. As in previous years, the festival was organized by JSAF, o. s 

I haven’t seen many films but FOTOKOMORA 2010, series of talks with photographers, curated by Karol Hordziej & Martin Kollar was an interesting experience. I had a pleasure to talk & drink vodka with Lucia Nimcova, Nicolas Grospierre and Nico Krebs. Have a look at their websites !

Lucia Nimcowa

Nicolas Grospierre



Paris Photo 2010, Spotlight on Central Europe

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100 jury-selected exhibitors, twice-daily conferences and debates. Central to the fair is the special exhibition, this year titled Spotlight on Central Europe.  With work by more than 90 Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Slovakian and Slovenian artists, Paris Photo will offer an exceptional overview of the Central European scene, from the 1920’s avant-garde movements and the post-war years through to the most contemporary production. 

shouldn’t be missed:



18 sep – 19 dec 2010, Le Bal, Paris

One of the defining characteristics of the modern era is its anonymity, from the commodification of the everyday and the homogenization of culture, to the standardization of work and our alienation from political power.

Anonymes focuses on North America. Since the 1930s, American mainstream culture has celebrated individuality and the self, while nearly all its important image-makers have addressed the nondescript, the flattening of daily experience, and the pervading sense of anonymity.

For its inaugural exhibition, LE BAL brings together ten photographers and filmmakers whose work experiments with ways to record this anonymity: by definition, an indeterminate, unremarkable notion that escapes visual stereotypes and classification.

An exhibition with: Walker Evans, Chauncey Hare, Standish Lawder, Lewis Baltz, Anthony Hernandez, Sharon Lockhart, Jeff Wall, Bruce Gilden, Doug Rickard, Arianna Arcara and Luca Santese.


Brighton Photo Fringe 2010

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Brighton Photo Fringe supports photographers and lens-based artists by creating opportunities, coordinating participatory projects and opening up exhibition platforms. Showcasing the best of current photographic practice, Brighton Photo Fringe aims to embed photography into the cultural fabric of Brighton & Hove and the wider region, increasing access to and participation in high quality photographic exhibitions and events.

Every two years Brighton Photo Fringe coordinates a city-wide festival of exhibitions and events in partnership with Brighton Photo Biennial. In 2010 the festival included over 180 exhibitions, projects and events, included over 300 exhibitors and had an audience in the region of 140,000.

NOTHING IS IN THE PLACE a curatorial project by Jason Evans

AVI, Anonymous (Value Action), Donald Christie, Vicki Churchill, Brett Dee, Nigel Dickinson, Chris Dyer, Jason Evans, Anna Fox, Ken Grant, Nick Knight, Mark Lally, Clive Landen, Gordon MacDonald, Martin Parr, Vinca Petersen, Mark Power, Paul Reas, Richard Sawdon-Smith, Helen Sear, Paul Seawright, Nigel Shafran, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nick Waplington, Jack Webb, Tom Wood, Dan Wootton.

Nothing is in the Place is a subjective survey that remembers life in 1990’s Britain. The show is an introduction to some of the photography that was made at that time offering glimpses of political unrest, social upheaval and analogue youth culture. Everyday lows jostle with esoteric highs to create a compulsive parade. The show is presented in a modular, editorial style and the photographers featured generously allowed the curator to make new versions of their work, often very different from the original contexts and formats intended for the images.

The exhibition was commissioned and had it’s premiere at the Photomonth Festival in Krakow, May 2010 

IOVinca Petersen, Raves and Riots 


Brighton Photo Biennial 2010, Curated by Martin Parr

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Brighton Photo Biennial 2010: New Documents reflected the immediacy and vibrancy of contemporary photographic practice by a new generation of practitioners, the eclectic passions found in collections of historic and vernacular photography produced by commercial and amateur photographers, and presented new commissions by internationally celebrated photographers informed and inspired by the diverse communities and contexts of Brighton & Hove.

Artists and photographers include: Wout Berger (NLD), Mohamed Bourouissa (DZ), Alejandro Chaskielberg (ARG), Josef Heinrich Darchinger (DEU), Esteban Pastorino Diaz (ARG), Ju Duoqi (CHN), Stephen Gill (UK), Oscar Fernando Gomez (MEX), Rinko Kawauchi (JPN), Molly Landreth (USA), Oumar Ly (SEN), Dhruv Malhotra (IND), Billy Monk (ZAF), Suzanne Opton (USA), Viviane Sassen (NLD), Alec Soth (USA) and Zoe Strauss (USA).  Many of these artists will visit Brighton & Hove to present on their work during the Biennial Opening Weekend.

My Favourite:

Stephen Gill, Untitled. Extract from “Outside In“, 2010

In association with the Archive of Modern Conflict


ELSA AND VIOLA September 4, 2010

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Born 1981 in Forssa, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland


Michael Clark steps it up at Tate Modern September 2, 2010

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Michael Clark and his dance company have been in residence at Tate Modern for 7 weeks from 9 July- 30 August 2010, transforming the monumental Turbine Hall into a space for experimentation and practice.

During this period Michael Clark has also invited 80 members of the public to join weekly workshops with the company. The group of untrained dancers have learnt a piece of choreography to be performed en-masse in the Turbine Hall over the August bank holiday weekend. These free public showings can be seen Friday 27 & Saturday 28 at 21:30 and Sunday 29 & Monday 30 at 17:30.

Clark has presented work within gallery spaces on many occasions, but this residency will enable him to respond specifically to the iconic architecture through a series of experiments, placing the emphasis on the process.

Following this research and development period Clark will use choreography, film, light and sound to create a site-specific dance event, working with collaborators including Charles Atlas, Peter Doig and Richard Torry. The world premier of the new commission will be performed in the Turbine Hall in June 2011.

Also presented over the bank holiday weekend artist Charles Atlas, one of the premier interpreters of dance, theatre and performance on video, and lighting director for all of Clark’s work, will curate a film programme of his and Clark’s collaborative films. Also featured is the first UK screening of Torse, Atlas’s 1977 two-screen collaboration with Merce Cunningham.



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Frigidaire Film & Interactive Video Installation

Fridgidaire tells the story of Frigidaire stewardess Cura who maintains an elusive relationship with her fridge.
Cura has obsessive-compulsive disorder. She fills her spare time ritualizing her day so that it does not get out of control. Cura wishes she could lighten up. Her anxiety about experimenting with weightlessness makes her even more aware of the gravity of the situation, especially when she privileges an elusive relationship with her fridge to that with a young man. She becomes obsessed with the primal drone emanating from its interior, which allows her to shut out the rest of the world and rid herself of any excess baggage. When a final romantic encounter with Ben goes awry, Cura totally isolates herself in the frigidaire. Here, she can aviate the confines of time and space and enter into a state of oblivion.

Installation & Film
The work features a hacked fridge in the gallery space, which, when opened, triggers the unfolding scenes. In order to see the next scene, the viewer must open this fridge, compulsorily implicating him in Cura’s neurosis. The work alternatively can be shown as a short film, serially interrupted by Frigidaire adverts.

Cura – Asia Bas
Ben – Ludwig Reuter

Film – Selene States
Editor – Melanie Jilg
Sound Design – Vincent Wikström
Still Photography – Felix Grünschloss
Original Music Her Empty Frigidaire – Paul Sonnenberg