Vienna meeting January 2018

All members of the EMoP met in Vienna on January 22/23 to discuss the future of the network considering major institutional changes. At the MEP in Paris, long time director and founder Jean-Luc Monterosso will retire in April and the new director, Simon Baker from the Tate Modern, will take office. In Vienna, the KunstHaus will replace MUSA whose future is uncertain considering the restructuring of the Vienna Museum landscape. Budapest is considering the move of the Museum of photography from Kecskemét to Budapest; the festival planning is underway. In Luxembourg, a new director (Suzan Cotter from Fondation Serralves in Porto) will also take office at the Mudam (Musée d’art moderne) this month. The meeting dealt mainly with the management of the festivals considering the circumstances and discussed the planned book on the topic “The Body on contemporary photography” (expected in spring 2019 ) and the related exhibitions in the member cities.

Athens: Athens Photo Festival – June 6 – July 29, 2018
Berlin: EMOP Berlin – October 2018 (opening September 28)
Bratislava: Month of Photography – November 2018
Budapest: Month of Photography – October/November 2018 (opening mid-October)
Ljubljana: Photonic Moments – June 2018 (opening May 30-June 2)
Luxembourg: EMOP Luxembourg – May 2019
Paris: Month of Photography of Greater Paris – spring 2019
Vienna: Month of Photography – March/April 2019 (opening March 21, t.b.c.)