Critical Mass TOP 50 Exhibitions: 2014 (GuatePhoto) & 2015 (Fotofestiwal Łódź)

As part of Critical Mass programming each year, Photolucida coordinates a group show from the Critical Mass TOP 50. A guest curator is invited to produce the exhibition, choosing an image from each TOP 50 portfolio and writing a curatorial statement. (Past curators include Jessica Johnston, W.M. Hunt, Todd Hido, Darius Himes, and Andy Adams.)

Dr. Rebecca Senf, Curator at both the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Art Museum worked with us, curating the Critical Mass 2014 TOP 50 show titled Seeing Connection, which will be part of Guatemala’s  GuatePhoto Festival 2015 in November. We are excited this show will be a major exhibit during GuatePhoto, to be hung in an intriguing round contemporary gallery space in Antiqua (a town known for it’s Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture and colonial church ruins). We look forward to seeing it in November!

GuatePhoto venue for CM14 TOP 50 exhibition

And…we are so pleased that the Critical Mass 2015 Top 50 exhibition will be a primary exhibit at Fotofestiwal Łódź, one of the most important photo events in Central Europe. Images for the Top 50 exhibition will be selected and organized by Alison Nordström, Fotofestiwal’s Artistic Director. The Festival attracts over 20,000 international visitors during the festival, the city of Łódź being known for creative re-use of it’s massive complexes of industrial architecture. The main exhibitions are developed for the Łódź Art Center, also known as the Arts Inkubator (images below courtesy ThisWayDesign) – this is where the TOP 50 show will be! There will also be lectures, projections, portfolio reviews, and lots of informal meals and parties where artists, curators, collectors, and casual fans can meet and mingle. All CM15 TOP 50 photographers will be invited to participate in a roundtable discussion event as part of Fotofestiwal’s programming (VIP passes and lodging included, airfare not).  Pretty cool, yes? Yet another reason to submit to Critical Mass!