A detail from one of Julia Sbriller's photographs from the exhibition
A photograph by Célica Véliz

A major showcase for experimental photography

The EXP.22 festival is opening five exhibitions showcasing the work of 69 international artists.

EXP.22, an international festival of experimental photography for photographers of all levels, will be held from 20 to 24 July. It will host 80 workshops, 40 conferences and 10 OFF activities, as well as five exhibitions, which will be available until September. The event is organised by the association Experimentalphotofestival, with the support of the Barcelona City Council and various international photography brands.

One of the exhibitions will be held in Projekteria, called The Artist Exhibition, and will open its doors on 19 July. Curated by Lena Storjohann and assisted by a digital algorithm, this experimental exhibition is conceptual and intentionally provocative, with a formal approach that aims to question the status quo of art exhibitions. On the same day, at the Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya, the exhibition /ˈärˌkīv/ anth(r)opogeny in contemporary photography will be launched. Curated by Cali M. Banks, it explores what it means to place oneself in an archive, physically and/or metaphorically. In Among bodies, which will open on the 20th at the Pati Llimona Civic Centre, the participating artists display techniques, imaginaries, pains and feelings to cross corporeality. The exhibition has been curated by Camilo Londoño Hernández.

The fourth of the planned exhibitions will also open on 20 July, and to see it, you will have to go to the Mutuo centre in Paraguay Street. It is entitled Ephemeral rituals of audiovisual consumption, and, in this case, is an ephemeral performance exhibition that includes other disciplines and techniques applied to photography, curated and intervened by Belén VilanovaMarta Martín Suárez and Matías Niklison. The last exhibition, opening on 21 July at the Nau BostikLux-e-trance. La puerta de Saturno, is "a march towards the cosmic eternity of the image", according to the organisation.

All five exhibitions are collective, with the participation of 69 artists, and admission is free. You can find more information at this link.

Publication date: Wednesday, 13 July 2022
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