To allow the contemporary and artistic creations of emerging photographers to be discovered as its main goal, the Circulation(s) program is articulated around a selection of about thirty artists who previously applied to an international admission call. For the first time, this year’s artistic direction has been carried out by The Red Eye duo – Audrey Hoareau and François Cheval.
The Red Eye entity and the Circulation(s) festival team share the will to protect, in hard times, photographers who have a critical and innovative look at the world. “Circulation(s) is what any cultural organisation should be: a democratic entity. Such an event is not summed up by a mere presentation of ‘artworks’. The primary purpose of the festival is to offer meaning, that is to say, an analysis and a dissection of reality”, states The Red Eye.
Another interesting aspect of this edition is that the festival is part of the cultural season of Institut Français’s European exchange policy. It therefore exposes three emerging Romanian artists: Cirlig Ioana, Simion Felicia and Mihai et Horatiu Șovăială. The festival will then travel to Bucharest at the Rezidenta Scena9 from June 19 to July 14. Presenting Post-Industrial Stories, Cirlig Ioana, examines the daily life in Romanian mono-industrial communities, places which thrived under communism and have been dramatically impacted by the transition to capitalism.