FotoFest Home
Archive

FotoFest 2002, The Ninth Biennial International Month of Photography
March 2002

George Rouse. Allen's Landing, Houston, March, 2002. Memories of Spaces and History. 
FOTOFEST 2002 presented an ambitious 2-part program of new technology / mixed media and classical photography, reaching across 130 years of photo-related art. Through the juxtaposition of black and white classical photography with the work of artists who are transforming silver gelatin print into digitized imagery, mixing photography with other media and using the fluid medium of the Internet, we were hoping to challenge people to examine the relationships between past and future in art.

FotoFest’s own two-part exhibition program, The Classical Eye and Beyond, presented five Classical Photography exhibitions never before shown in the U.S. and 27 contemporary Mixed Media and New Technology installations.

In conjunction with its exhibitions, FotoFest® sponsored special collaborations with independent curators and community arts organizations.

In addition to exhibitions curated and commissioned by FotoFest, over 125 other organizations (major museums, commercial galleries, and universities as well as non-profit, alternative and corporate spaces) sponsored exhibitions throughout the city and adjoining counties.

EXHIBITIONS ORGANIZED BY FOTOFEST®

NEW TECHNOLOGY/MIXED MEDIA EXHIBITIONS
Memory of Spaces and History
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Georges Rousse.

RAIN Project
Curators: Siggi Hofer, Susanne Jirkuff, Lisa Schmidt-Colinet, Alex Schmoeger, Eugenio Valdez Figueroa, and Florian Zeyfang.
Artists: Francis Alys, Fernando Arias, Juan Carlos Alom, Monica Bonvicini, Yvette Brackman, Raul Cordero, Dafni and Papadatos, Sharon Hayes, Ulrich Heinke, Judith Hopf, Frans Jacobi, Rachel Mayeri, Lize Mogul, Josh Müller, Adran Paci, Ella Reidel, Christiane Reiter, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Pietro Sanguineti, Maureen Selwood, Eddo Stern, Sophie Thorens, Grazia Todery, Minette Vari, Lisa Ward.

+ 1
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Claude Closky.

Landscapes: Moving Pictures; Somewhere Else (with Nancy Dwyer)
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Oliver Wasow.

Gumshoe, Opus 23, "Moonlighting"
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Martha Burgess.

The Protracted Image
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: MANUAL (Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom).

Re-Media: Net Art Pieces
Curator: Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator for New Media Arts, The Whitney Museum of American Art.
Artists: Amy Alexander, Marketa Bankova, Heath Bunting and Olia Lialina, Tina Laporta, Jenny Marketou, Mark Napier, Lorie Novak (with Cilly Castiglia, Betsy Kershaw, and Kerry O'Neill).

Action
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Paul Smith.

Paul Smith. Jumping, 2000. Action.  

Anna Ulrich
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Anna Ulrich.

City Lights: A Screening Performance (1 DJ and 1VJ)
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Valery Grancher.

Interfaces
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Andreas Müller-Pohle.

Beyond a Descriptive Metaphysics
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Fraser Stables.

Buff
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Charles Cohen.

Portraits in Social Practice
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Scott Griesbach.

The Bone-Grass Boy: The Secret Banks of the Conejos River
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Ken Gonzalez-Day.

Utopian Cities
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Sandro Oramas.

It Happens Sometimes
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Ana Marton.

Port
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Casey Williams.

Sfumato Portraits
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Sergey Ivanov-Alliluev (1891-1979). Peterhof, late 1930's. Russian Pictorialism. 
Artist: George Krause.

Zone V: Remnants and Threads
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artists: Linda Hayward and Carrie Markelo.

Fashion Accesories
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Prince V. Thomas.

On Art, Beauty and Persuasion
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Sara C. Rytteke.

Domestic Weather Patterns; Image Memory Place
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Colin Blakely.

Fontanel
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Ellen Garvens.

You've Got to Know When to Fold 'Em: The Tiny Cinema; Role Model (An Artwork for Lawyers)
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Norman B. Colp.

Voyages (Per)Formed: Photography and Travel in the Gilded Age
Curator: Alison Nordström, Director and Senior Curator, Southeast Museum of Photography.
Artists: Carol Flax, Peter Goin, Abelardo Morell, Lorie Novak, Interpretations of 19th Century Photographs by: Alinari, Beato, Bonfils, Frith and Others.

CLASSICAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Russian Pictorialism
Curator: Evgeny Berezner, Deputy General Director on Photographic Projects and Collections, ROSIZO.
Artists: Historical: Nikolay Andreyev, Boris Eliseev, Yury Eryomin, Aleksandr Grinberg, Sergey Ivanov-Alliluev, Peotr Klepikov, Sergey Lobovikov, Aleksey Mazurin, Nikolay Petrov, Sergey Savrasov, Miron Sherling, Leonid Shokin, Nikolay Svishchyov-Paola, Anatoly Trapagny, Vasily Ulitin. Contemporary: Georgy Kolosov.

Archivo Cordero/The Cordero Archive, A Portrait of La Paz, Bolivia (1900-1940)
Curator: Peter Yenne, Founding Director of The Photographic Archive Project.
Artist: Julio Cordero Castillo.

New York 1947-1959
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Clemens Kalischer.

John Demos. Tinos, 1980. Shadows of Silence. 
Shadows of Silence
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: John Demos.

Matanzas, Zona Industrial y Hombres de Carbón
Curator: Wendy Watriss, Artistic Director, FotoFest.
Artist: Luis Lares.

Discoveries of the Meeting Place
Curators: John Bennette, collector/teacher, New York.
Tim Wride, curator, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Juan Travnik, curator, FotoGalería del Teatro de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Mary Virginia Swanson, fine art photography consultant, Tucson, AZ.
Chris Boot, photography book designer/producer, London, England.
Rosely Nakagawa, curator, Fuji Casa do Fotografia, Sâo Paulo, Brazil.
Alasdair Foster, director/curator of the Australian Center for Photography, Sydney, Australia.
Marisol Nieves, curator, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York.
James Maloney, collector, Houston, TX.
Michael Koetzle, editor/writer, Leica World Magazine, Munich, Germany.
Artists: Rick Chapman (USA), Janet Delaney (USA), Torben Eskerod (Denmark), Susan kae Grant (USA), Julio Grinblatt (Argentina), Henrik Kam (USA), Paula Luttringer (Argentina), Annu P. Matthew (USA), William Ropp (France), Marla Sweeney (USA).

FOTOFEST COLLABORATIONS
The New Acquisition of Jennifer McBright, Performance and Installation
In collaborattion with Project Row Houses.
Artist: Otobong Nkanga.

Adán y Eva Ya No Viven Aquí, Anymore
In collaborattion with Houston Community College.
Curator: Ruth Auerbach, Independent Curator, Caracas, Venezuela.
Artists: Alexander Apóstol, Priscilla Monge, Aaron Salabarrías, Javier Téllez.

One + Two at 101 - The Bulgarian Connection
In collaborattion with Gallery 101.
Curator: George Neikov, Independent Curator.
Artists: George Neikov, Georgy Bogdanov/Boris Missirkov.

THE INTERNATIONAL MEETING PLACE
This year the Portfolio Reviews were expanded to 12 days. This FotoFest to accomodate 311 registrants, who have their work reviewed by 97 reviewers. The expanded format also allowed FotoFest to sponsor two career workshops for photographers that were an unqualified success.

INTERNATIONAL FINE PRINT AUCTION
FotoFest's auction is known for its wide range of high quality work from around the world. The 2002 auction had exceptionally good Latin American work. Denise Bethel, Vice President of Sotheby's Photography Department, conducted the live auction during the first week of FotoFest.

FOTOFEST 2002 CATALOGUE
FotoFest published a 348-page, four -color exhibition catalogue. The catalogue presents work from 127 exhibitions, with extensive sections on FotoFest's exhibitions and major essays on Internet art and Russian Pictorialism. The 2002 catalogue was designed by David Lerch of Axiom Design, and was edited by Wendy Watriss.


Back