International Discoveries Vi Opening Reception

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FotoFest begins 2017 with a new exhibition of international artists, highlighting its worldwide reach and commitment to discovery.

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, Fábio Del Re, Tuany Lima, Eustaquio Neves
CHINA: Dai Xiang, Qian Jin, Zhang Kechun
CUBA: Renè Peña
KOREA: Jung A Kim, 이현무 - Hyunmoo Lee
MEXICO: Paola Davila, Marcel Rius
USA: Tad Beck

The exhibition opens JANUARY 19, 2017 at Silver Street Studios in Houston’s Washington Avenue Arts District. Artists will be attending the reception that evening, as well as a second reception on February 16, 2017.

ARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE:
January 19: Tad Beck, Paola Davila, Qian Jin, Jung A Kim, and 이현무 - Hyunmoo Lee

February 16: Ilana Bar, Fabio Del Re, Tuany Lima, Eustaquio Neves, Marcel Rius
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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.

The two reception weekends are 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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