– For 15 years now, the FETART collective, an association recognised as being of public benefit, has promoted emerging photographers and photographic diversity through exhibitions and events. A true springboard to launch the artists’ careers, the collective has enabled the blooming of many talents and has provided them with a first anchor in the art market.
Since its creation in 2005, FETART has organised over 40 exhibitions and presented over 400 French and European artists. Among other events, the collective organises CIRCULATION(S) – a festival of young European photography – since 2011, and theRencontres Photographiques du 10e arrondissement since 2017.
Over the years, FETART has developed an expertise that is acknowledged in the field of photography, and become a definite reference of the French cultural scene. A true prospective and innovative hub, the collective also teams up with partner organisations for projects related to photographic creation. Namely, FETART has created this year the Prix Caritas Photo Sociale for Réseau Caritas France.
THE ART COMMITTEE
Fourteen curators make up the FETART Art Committee. These women’s role is to find and select the represented or awarded artists in the context of the projects that the collective organises and co-organises. Iconographers, curators, cultural project coordinators, teacher at the Gobelins, editor, photographer. The plurality of the Committee members’ profiles enables them to offer an ever greater diversity of topics, writings, forms and projects, while sharing and defending a common artistic direction and identity.
The Art Committee has demonstrated for now 14 years its unmatched ability to raise new talents and curate exhibitions and events supported by FETART. Some of its members are responsible for the organisation, coordination and curating of the CIRCULATION(S) festival and the Rencontres Photo du 10e.
FETART rests on founding values:
freedom of tone, openness to all forms of expressions, valorisation of photographic diversity, renewal of the means of expression, bold proposals of innovative thinking, access to culture and dissemination to the greatest possible numbers.
Surprise, Astonish and Move.