Circulation(s), organized by the Fetart collective, has successfully established itself as one of the major events of the photography scene in Europe through its demanding selection process and daring program. Combining exhibitions, workshops, portfolio readings and meetings with artists in an equally artistic venue in the heart of Paris, Circulation(s) offers a varied, innovative and high-quality program, aimed at photography enthusiasts and more. The artistic committee of Circulation(s) is made up of 10 professional curators, who are eager to discover young talents and new trends. Each year, after a call for projects, the committee receives more than 1000 applications from international artists who would like their work to be included. These are carefully reviewed by the jury and about thirty artists per edition are selected. Clara Chalou, curator of the exhibition, and a WhiteWall expert will discuss the process of holding an exhibition during the professional weekend that will take place on 04/09/2022. Register to participate.
All related information can be found in the Circulation(s) program.
Each year, the festival focuses on the rising artists of one country. In 2022, it's Armenia that will be represented by four young artists. In Armenia, it is particularly difficult to make a living from photography, but it nevertheless remains an essential medium there for bearing witness to both the past and present.
This small European country is landlocked between Turkey in the west and Azerbaijan in the east. And as Vaghinak Ghazaryan, one of the photographers exhibited, explains, it has experienced some tragic events through the course of its history. The war in Nagorno-Karabakh is a notable example of one of these tragedies, and two of the series in the exhibition focus on it. "Confused Space" documents the traces left by the war and the grief of families that the photographer followed for many months in this work. Areg Balayan also highlights the suffering and loss caused by war, but as the title of the series indicates, the photographer is searching for light in the darkest tragedies. The two other series present more personal perspectives while exploring the issues that affect Armenian society today. Karén Khachaturov's colorful "Self-destruction" series focuses on depression, and Sona Mnatsakanyan's "Notes from Vanazdor" series creates a portrait of different individuals in a neglected Armenian city using a collection of notes and photos.
As a partner of the Circulation(s) festival, WhiteWall produced all the pieces in the exhibition from the Armenian art scene.