For the grand opening of Europe House in Tbilisi, Europe House, the House of Photography and the French festival les Rencontres d’Arles are organizing a photography festival week-end in Georgia.
The Arles special event, "Night of the Year," comes to Georgia for the first time ever. This free event will take place in country’s capital, Tbilisi on May 14th till May 17th 2010.
The Arles selection consists of preeminent photographs produced by associations, agencies and the press (Paris Match, Télérama, Vogue, VU, Noor, MYOP, VII, Le Monde 2 etc.) and will be projected in Tbilisi from nightfall till dawn.
In the pure tradition of Arles, the Tbilisi Open Air Photo Fest will allow visitors to stroll through the old city among a dozen screens scattered throughout the charming streets and squares of the capital.
Among the hundred works presented are: Les Petits Rats de l’Opéra by Jérôme Bonnet, Carnets Intimes by Nan Goldin, Route de la Soie (having become the drug route) by Stanley Green, Mode by Patrick Demarchelier, Coulisses du Parlement européen by Martin Kollar, as well as a selection of contemporary Georgian photography.
Georgian photography will also be honoured in a selection of photographs and magazines produced by the Photography House of Tbilisi.
This photography festival in Georgia is organized in partnership with les Rencontres d’Arles, the Photography House of Tbilisi, and Europe House of Georgia, a foundation promoting European values and culture in Georgia. Several thousand visitors are expected to attend this spring event.
During the week-end, the Magnum Prize for young Caucasian photographer will be awarded to Rena Effendi, chosen by Magnum. The three first winners will exhibit their work at Europe House, which will open its doors on this photo week-end.
Georgian Spring the journal project by ten Magnum photographers, will be projected outdoors on May 14th and will be the third exhibition of this work in the world, following the Berlin and Madrid exhibitions. The next is scheduled for the Palais de Tokyo in Paris from May 25th till June 6th.
The photo week-end closes with a presentation and sale of a selection of photographs by Michael Kenna, which were taken in Georgia in 2008.
Hope to see you amongst your guests. If you need more information, please write us...
Artistic Director of the festival
Europe House Georgia
+ 33 6 82 94 22 00