Futures Digital Festival: RESET

Online, Monday 5th October - Saturday 31st October

Whether you are an art lover, an artist or an art professional, there are plenty of free events to keep you engaged and interested every week throughout October!

Futures is a European photography platform that wants to add long term value in presenting curated talents from all over Europe. Futures is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

The programme is divided into 5 sections, with online exhibitions, panel discussions, studio visits and more, with some of these events being run privately and in support of artists and arts professionals. If you are interested in joining any of the private events, get in get touch at info@photoireland.org

• The Expos
Hosted by and curated by artist, publisher and curator Salvatore Vitale, the expo RESET investigates the main theme with projects by seven artists from the platform: Julie Poly, Ela Polkowska, Sanne De Wilde, Dávid Biró, Ana Zibelnik, and Irish artists Eva O'Leary and Garry Loughlin. The expos are hosted online by Fotomat, and a link will be made available here from the 5th to the 31st of October.

• The Assembly
A series of talks organised by the platform members where art professionals converse around topics related to the main theme RESET. The assemblies take place online every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 3pm Irish time. The talk ASSEMBLY #2 ‘On Adaptation and Production' has been organised by PhotoIreland, and it presents Lewis Bush (artist, educator) and Aisling Murray (Exhibitions Manager, Science Gallery Dublin) in conversation this Thursday 8th October at 3pm Irish time
Register for the week 1 zoom sessions here →

• The Conversations
Over 50 international professionals have the chance to meet our talents for a series of portfolio reviews and coaching sessions. These meetings take place once a week during the month of October, in a private and online environment. The list of professionals is online here.

• The Open Mic
The Open Mic is a private activity, when our talents can present their ongoing projects in an online space with artists and other professionals from the industry. Amongst others selected, Irish artist Vera Ryklova will benefit from this session.

• The Studio Visit
The Studio Visit programme is an online activity organised by Futures and curated by Marina Paulenka (Co-Founder of Organ Vida Festival and former Artistic Director of Unseen). On Fridays, she presents a virtual online tour of artists studios, talking about their inspirations, creative process, and ongoing projects. This activity is mainly exclusive to invited professionals and guests. The private sessions will include Irish artist Shia Conlon. As an exception, the studio visit on October 30th will be open to the public from 3pm Irish time via Zoom and Facebook live-stream. For this event, Paulenka sees Charlotte Schmitz, Karolina Wojtas and Ulla Deventer.

Monday 5th October - Saturday 31st October

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