International Discoveries Vi Artists Reception

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FotoFest continues its 2017 exhibition series with a second artists reception for artists in its newest exhibition.

Celebrate with us and Brazilian artists ILana Bar-Nissim Wirgues, Fábio Del Re, Tuany Lima, Eustaquio Neves; and Mexican artist Marcel Rius.
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INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERIES VI highlights 13 artists from Asia, Latin America and the United States, whose works have been “discovered” by FotoFest curators at international and U.S. photography events and artist studios across the globe.

THE FEATURED ARTISTS:
BRAZIL: ILana Bar-Nissim Wirgues, Fábio Del Re, Tuany Lima, Eustaquio Neves
CHINA: Dai Xiang, Qian Jin, Zhang Kechun
CUBA: Renè Peña
KOREA: Jung A Kim, Lee HyunMoo
MEXICO: Paola Davila, Marcel Rius
USA: Tad Beck

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The artists are showing their most recent works, found by the FotoFest’s curatorial team at international photography events, art institutions and visits to artist studios including: the 대구사진비엔날레 Daegu Photo Biennale in Daegu, Korea; FestFotoPoA in Porto Alegre, Brazil; Foro Latino-Americano de Fotografia in Sao Paulo, Brazil; FOTOAX/Encuentro Internacional de Fotografia Oaxaca, Mexico; the Lianzhou Foto Festival in Lianzhou, China; the Photo London Art Fair in London, U.K.; the Spritmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden; and the Foundation for a Civil Society, Initiative for Culture and Society in Cuba.

This second reception weekend is accompanied by a series of public and private events including public conversations and tours by the visiting artists, special artist tours for university and grade school students, visits by artists to school classrooms, portfolio reviews by the artists with photography students, meetings with Houston arts organizations and individual collectors.

International Discoveries VI is co-curated by FotoFest Co-Founders and Curators Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin, Executive Director Steven Evans, Associate Curator Jennifer Ward with Meeting Place Director Marta Sanchez Philippe.

The ideas explored by the artists are broad, reflecting the diverse and personal concerns of artists around the world: contemporary life in urban China; the legacy of the “New World” slave trade; modern expectations of beauty and the female body image; fantasy and role-playing; multi-generational family dynamics; and the interplay between individuality and societal expectation. Other works explore aesthetic and creative concerns, including: dance, movement, and performance; art history; books; video; and formal explorations of color, shape and form.
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By: FotoFest International

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