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Inter-Biennial Exhibits
Fall 2006 - Spring 2007

August 31, 2006

HOUSTON, TEXAS (August 30, 2006) – Between the 2006 Fotofest Biennial and the upcoming 2008 Biennial, FotoFest will present five Inter-Biennial Exhibits highlighting the work of historical and contemporary artists from Texas, Peru, Denmark and other countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Selections from the Fotofest Collection
September 7 - 17, 2006

FotoFest opens the 2006–2007 Inter-Biennial exhibits with a special presentation of photographs from its collection, which includes works by acclaimed historical and contemporary artists from Latin America, Europe, Asia and the United States. The show opens on Thursday, September 7, 2006, 6 - 9 pm at FotoFest’s headquarters at 1113 Vine Street in downtown Houston as part of the Downtown Stomp Around ’06.

New Talent - Texas
October 12 - November 19, 2006

New Talent – Texas is the second in a series of exhibitions to highlight new and emerging Texas artists. The focus of the exhibition will be on photo-related works such as video, photography with painting and drawing, and classical photography. FotoFest Exhibitions Coordinator Jennifer Ward and guest curator Vinod Hopson are curating the exhibit. The first exhibition in this series, Home and Garden, was presented in 2004 - 2005.

City of Night: The Vargas Brothers Studio, 1912-1930, Peru
November 30, 2006 - January 21, 2007

City of Night is one of the first comprehensive presentations of the avant-garde photography of Carlos and Miguel Vargas. In the early 20th century, the Andean cities in Peru were centers of remarkable experimental movements in art – theatre, literature and the relatively new medium of photography. The Vargas Brothers did some of the most refined image-making of that time in Latin America. They were famous for their nocturnal scenes and their portraits of dancers, actors and artistic personages. The exhibit is curated by Houston-based researcher and curator Peter Yenne. Mr. Yenne is co-founder of the Photographic Archive Project, which has investigated and conserved photography from Peru and Bolivia since the early 1990s. After its Houston premiere, City of Night will tour in Europe in collaboration with the Spanish arts organization Canopia Gestión Cultural.

Contemporary Danish Photography
February 1 – March 11, 2007

Contemporary Danish Photography presents contemporary mixed-media work by 39 of Denmark’s best-known photographic artists. Some of the strongest contemporary photography in Europe today is coming from Denmark. The diverse works -– video, landscape, narrative, portrait, painted and urban images – reveal an aesthetic that is very different from what is produced in the U.S. today. The exhibition was produced by Daniel Strong of the Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College in collaboration with Andrew Daneman, Northern Light Gallery, Copenhagen. The Houston presentation is in collaboration with the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, D.C.

International Discoveries
March 22 – April 29, 2007

As one of the world’s leading photographic arts organizations, FotoFest has been invited to participate as juror and portfolio reviewer at photography events worldwide. International Discoveries is a selection of some of the most interesting artists ‘discovered’ by FotoFest’s artistic staff at international events during 2006 – PhotoEspaña in Madrid, Spain; FotoGuanajuato in Guanajuato, Mexico; Recontres d’Arles, Arles, France; Bienal de Fotografia, Monterrey, Mexico; Rhubarb Rhubarb, Birmingham, England; Encuentros Abiertos, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Aleppo FotoFestival, Aleppo, Syria; Odense Triennale, Odense, Denmark; and FotoFest Meeting Place in Beijing, China.

Press images from the first four exhibits can be downloaded at http://www.fotofest.org/pressimages.



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