5 Plus 5: The Photographers’ Wall
25th February 2015 - 29th April 2015
Library of Birmingham, Birmingham
The Photographers’ Wall,
Mezzanine Level, Library of Birmingham
5 plus 5 is an international exhibition exchange organised between GRAIN, the Library of Birmingham and the IED Madrid. Curated by Moritz Neumuller the exhibition was first shown at the IED MADRID Gallery in autumn 2014.
The exhibition showcases the work of ten emerging art photographers. Five are resident in the West Midlands and five are based in Madrid, Spain.
Exhibiting artists are Dean O’Brien, Nicola Onions, Oscar Parasiego, David Shepherd, and Lauren Spencer, and from Spain Anna Fawcus, Angela Losa, Eoin Moylan, Juan Pablo Fassi and Inge Trienekens.
The projects shown orbit around themes such as memory, identity, space, the human condition and eternal subjects in the field of photographic creation. All the emerging practitioners selected to take part in this exhibition exchange use highly contemporary language and represent a new generation of globally connected artists that use the camera as one of many technological tools for image creation.
Moritz Neumüller (Linz, Austria, 1972) is a curator, educator and writer in the field of Photography and New Media. He holds a Masters Degree in Art History and a PhD degree in Information Management and has worked for several important art institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, PhotoEspaña in Madrid and LOOP in Barcelona. Neumüller is currently working as Festival Curator at PhotoIreland in Dublin, and directing a study program called European Master of Fine Art Photography for the Istituto di Design in Madrid. In 2009, Moritz Neumüller founded ArteConTacto, a project aimed at exploring art through all the senses, in order to provide access for all visitors, including the visually impaired. Since 2010, he runs the The Curator Ship, a platform that provides useful information for visual artists.
As a curator, Moritz is interested in contemporary work made by photographers and media artists from around the world, especially documentary, social and conceptual work.
Image credit: © Oscar Parasiego 2014
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