What is the Circulation(s) festival?
The Circulation(s) festival was created in 2011 by the Fetart association to help develop the careers of young European photographers. Over the years, Circulation(s) has become an increasingly popular cultural event: in 2014, 43,000 people visited the exhibition at the 104 centre in Paris. With its atypical spirit in the landscape of contemporary art, this festival has a strength and a dynamic that makes it unique: the involvement of a large number of artists, mutual respect and, above all, great freedom.
Through our work, we have proved that it is possible, with limited funds, a lot of resourcefulness, creativity, passion, and optimism, to create a high quality event.
Why and how did you get involved with working on the WAVE project?
Ingenuity, generosity, brotherhood! We don’t take these words lightly. Since its beginning, the Circulation(s) festival has been based on the energy of a handful of volunteers, and it’s built on these values. So naturally we got involved with the WAVE project, which conveys these same ideas.
Through our collaboration, we wanted to provide a photographer for each initiative who had already held an exhibition at Circulation(s). The projects weren’t handed out randomly: the 12 artists who were selected live in the country in question or have worked there before and have developed some expertise. “The diversity of the perspectives, techniques and approaches of our artists is an advantage in highlighting the initiatives."
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