is the festival dedicated to emerging photography in Europe. Each year, at the Centquatre-Paris and satellite sites in France and abroad, it reveals the vitality of young creation and speaks for the diversity of photographic expressions through unique exhibitions and events.
A stepping stone for artists, a prospective and innovative laboratory of contemporary creativity, Circulation(s) is a must-attend photography event and a trend revelator. Since its inception in 2011, the festival has exhibited over 400 artists and attracted over 300,000 visitors with an ever-growing aspiration to be an approachable event of high standards.
Based on the values of education and transmission around the image, Circulation(s) is also a place for events and confluence that contrast the views and question the boundaries between photography and contemporary art. Images and ideas of a new generation of photographers both circulate.
Circulating images is also a way of circulating the ideas and aspirations of a new generation of photographers.
The upcoming 11th edition will take place from March 6 to May 2, 2021.
It will present 33 artists of 12 different nationalities on more than 2000 m2 of exhibition space.
The Artistic Direction is signed by the artistic committee of the Fetart collective.
Fetart is the creator and organizer of Circulation(s) festival. Since its creation in 2005, Fetart has organised over 40 exhibitions and presented over 400 French and European artists. A true springboard to launch the artists careers, the collective has enabled the blooming of many talents and has provided them with a first anchor in the art market.
It is made up of an artistic committee of 12 independent curators specializing in emerging photography and a community of passionate volunteers with wide fields of expertise.
Scenography/ For the 11th edition, Fetart has chosen to collaborate with the Big Time studio for the scenography.
A new visual identity/ The Twice studio signs this new identity. It accompanies a fresh boost and the and the will of the festival to regenerate without losing its non conformist state of mind.
The program revolves around the selection by a jury of professionals following the 2020 call for applications, to which is added the favorites and discoveries of the Artistic Committee of the Fetart collective. 29 projects // 33 artists // 12 different nationalities:
Eleonora AGOSTINI (Italy)
Anne Sophie AUCLERC (France)
Bobby BEASLEY (England)
Jesper BOOT (Netherlands)
Aida BRUYERE (France)
Lucas CASTEL & Mathilde MAHOUDEAU (Belgium)
Chiara CORDESCHI (Italy)
Karolina ĆWIK (Poland)
Mathias DE LATTRE (France)
Nina FRANCO (England-Brazil)
Elodie GRETHEN (France)
Varya KOZHEVNIKOVA (Russia)
Thomas LOPES & Joanne JOHO (FranceSwitzerland)
Elie MONFERIER (France)
Eleonora PACIULLO (Italy)
Mathias PONARD (France)
Bianca SALVO (Italy)
Benjamin SCHMUCK (France)
Eleonora STRANO (France-Italy)
Charles THIEFAINE (France)
Francesca TODDE (Italy)
Elliott VERDIER (France)
Marianne & Katarzyna WASOWSKA (FrancePoland)
Hanne (Hanna) ZARUMA (Ukraine)
Portugal will be in the spotlight for this edition through the work of 4 artists: Beatriz BANHA, Pedro FREITAS SILVA, Bruno SILVA, Sofia YALA RODRIGUES
This year the festival joins the members of EMOP European Month of Photography.
EMOP is a network of Photography Festivals in different European citys. Members are EMOPLUX (Luxemburg), EMOP BERLIN (Berlin), FOTO WIEN (Vienna), IMAGO LISBOA (Lisbon), CIRCULATION(S) FESTIVAL (Paris)
The aim of the joint project is to promote cooperation at European level, strengthen the international photography scene, intensify the exchange of information and experience and support young artists. Together the board members select five emerging photographers who will be nominated for the EMOP Arendt Award. As part of the 2021 theme Rethinking nature/ rethinking the landscape, the festival exhibits the duo: Inka & Niclas (Finland-Sweden)
More than an exhibition
Circulation (s) is also a program of events for discussing, meeting and showing photography differently. This year again, the festival is adapting to the current context by reinventing the meeting formats. In digital or physical, they will continue to create dialogues between artists, image professionals and the public.
To find like every year:
Meetings with artists and discovery tours
Workshops and professional meetings around photographic practice
Little Circulation(s) - the exhibition at childrens height