Hello Magenta Friends,
Hope this lovely month of May finds you well. Over here we have our biggest news of the year, the names of the winners of #FlashForward2018. Flash Forward 2018 is our emerging photographers’ competition, and this year to refresh, we’ve headed in a new direction by introducing 4 new Special Interest categories, as well as opening up the competition to emerging photographers around the world. The depth and breadth of talent amazed us, and on behalf of our esteemed jurors, we are so very honoured and pleased to name these winners.
Our Special Interest category winners are:
RACE ISSUES: Luisa Dorr
FEMALE IDENTIFYING PHOTOGRAPHERS: Nina Roeder
LGBTQ ISSUES: Jan Hoek
CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT: Nichole Sobecki
The above are the Special Interest category winners, however many more are named to the Flash Forward 2018 winners circle–100 of them. See the FULL LIST of winners at our website magentafoundation.org/flashforward. If you’re sharing this news on social media, please use the hashtag #FlashForward2018 and tag us! CONGRATS to all our worthy and impressive winners.
As ever, a big thanks is in order to our Presenting Sponsor, TD Bank Group.
Congrats to all!
Hello Magenta Friends,
In addition to releasing our big news about the winners of Flash Forward 2018, we’re also so pleased to share that our national newspaper in Canada, The Globe and Mail, has published a number of articles featuring our #FlashForward2018 winners and their important work. We encourage you to settle in with a drink and take the time to read and look through these articles and discover our Flash Forward 2018 winner and the amazing artists in our special interest categories.
One of our 100 Flash Forward 2018 Winners: “Through the Eyes of Saige Mukash”
Our Special Interest Categories:
“In Photos: Magenta Foundation, LGTBQ+”
“In Photos: Magenta Foundation, Climate Change”
“In Photos: Magenta Foundation, Racial Issues”
“In Photos: Magenta Foundation, Female Identifying”
We would love to hear what you think of these thought-provoking and inspiring articles. Please let us know on social media. On Twitter we’re at @magentaFDN and on Facebook we’re at facebook/themagentafoundation.
Cut and Paste
Mon, Apr 23-Sat, Apr 28,
M-F: 9 am-10 pm, Sa and Su: 9 am-4 pm
Roundhouse Community Arts Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Celebration and Silent Auction
Sun, Apr 29, 2-4 pm
Facebook Evite: facebook.com/events/948064018681993/
Another year, another big celebration of Flash Forward Incubator, our groundbreaking arts education program for high school students. We would like to invite all of you in the Vancouver area to come out on April 29 to the Flash Forward Incubator exhibition and silent auction. Of course we can’t forget a big thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, TD Bank Group, for its support of this program and for helping us to make this happen.
This year we have partnered with Capture Photography Festival to present Cut and Paste to you, featuring a range of photography-based projects that explore the theme of cut and paste: the impact of cut and paste in our world today, the role that it has played in the history of art, and the social and psychological impact that a cut-and-paste world proposes. Please come out, have a good time with us, and support this program. Hope to see you there!
Hey Magenta Friends! You are cordially invited to the launch of our publication Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf on April 14! If you’re in the Los Angeles area, please come.
Book Launch and Opening
Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf
Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA)
April 14, 5pm – 8pm
ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda St., Bldg. M-2: Suite #132, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Please come and join us in celebrating the launch of Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf on April 14 with MOPLA. Sentimental is the first monograph by Michelle Groskopf.
“We tend to forget that most of life takes place up close, where we cross each other’s paths. When we frame that energy, we can marvel at its beauty. This is Los Angeles. This book is a map of my whims. It’s a diary, in memory of all the days I trotted half in love down the street,” says Michelle.
The work is from her life and the streets of Los Angeles, truly her love letter to the city and its people. Copies of Sentimental will be available for purchase and a book signing will take place from 6pm to 7pm. Thank you once again to all our amazing patrons who helped bring this important book to fruition on Kickstarter!
Kim Dorland, Same Old Future
Curated by Jean-Michel Othoniel,
7 March – 22 April 2018 at Arsenal Contemporary in New York City.
The Magenta Foundation and /edition Toronto are pleased to announce their latest catalogue, Kim Dorland’s Same Old Future, which is on now at Arsenal Contemporary in New York City.
“Same old future,” is among the declarations etched into the tree trunks which make up Kim Dorland’s forests. Skulls, phalluses, and nude women accompany these delinquent inscriptions – the kind of graffiti we imagine discovering on the walls of public bathrooms, polluting urban spaces and inhospitable domiciles, rather than inscribed on the edge of the forest. And so how does this thicket of woods become a returning point for the wanderer?
Dorland’s painted scapes are frontiers, warnings, thresholds. Scrawled in vivid colors, the wanderers’ forgotten proclamations point us away from an idealized natural world towards nature’s aggressive end. Dorland depicts, before all else, a passage from one stratum to another and, more specifically, the metamorphosis between urbanity and the ancestral forest.
You can buy the catalogue at editioneditions.com.
The printing press is working overtime at Magenta central. We are pleased to announce all the books we will we launch by May 2018 starting off with a small artists catalogue with Kim Dorland and Arsenal Contemporary in NY, Same Old Future, opening March 8th. Sentimental by Michelle Groskopf will open in Los Angeles in conjunction with MOPLA on April 12th. Details of the book launch and exhibition will be announced very soon! And we like to take this time again to THANK ALL our patrons for making Michelle’s book a reality, we have listed your names here.
LandMarks2017/Reperes2017 in conjunction with PIA (Partners in Art) will hit the printing press early May. As you can see there are SO many great things on the horizon and we are really happy to see so many more books being published.
More great news about our newest platform. As we have mentioned in previous newsletters (and above), we are continuing to add to the dedicated Flash Forward/Flash Back site with results that are both compelling and exciting.
What have our past grant winners been working on? Find out as we catch up with 2016 Flash Forward Project Grant Winner Jake Naughton (Dual Shadows), and 2017 Project Grant Winner Maya Fuhr (Malleable Privilege). We also feature 2018 entry highlights, and a selection of past winners. Do have a look and let us know what you think.
To the Canadian Arts Community with regard to Black Dog Publishing
With the announcement of the bankruptcy of Black Dog Publishing, The Magenta Foundation would like to offer some assistance. The arts-publishing arm of our organization can help you regenerate the momentum you have lost with regard to any publishing plans you may have had with Black Dog. We will not be able to recover any funds, but if you want your books to move forward, we can help.
The Magenta Foundation embraces the printed matter in every way. Our book fair /editiontoronto encourages more people to publish their work, helping to build a bigger and better community of visual artists and their supporters.
Don’t be deterred by unfortunate circumstances that have interrupted your plans. Publishing is a very worthwhile endeavour, one that we will continue to pursue and champion.
Drop us a line anytime to discuss a new partnership!
We are so happy to announce this. Stage 1 of Flash Forward Flash Back is now live! There is much more to come in the days and months ahead, but for now, please enjoy the past and present winners of the Flash Forward Competition as we showcase their stories on our new platform here: flashforwardflashback.com.
Also DO pay attention to all the early bird entries for this years 2018 competition. We will highlight some very special entries, such as Kirsten Leah Bitzer’s, over here: flashforwardflashback.com/flash-forward-2018-best-entries.
And a special note from all of us at The Magenta Foundation… We want to wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday season with all the very best for 2018. Let’s all step in the right direction and make positive changes to the world by being kind and thoughtful to everyone we meet. See you in 2018!
Happy December, Magenta Friends! Hope you are about to embark on a happy and relaxing holiday season.
We just wanted to remind you that if you visited the Edition Toronto Book Fair in October (or especially if you couldn’t make it), Edition Toronto has a lovely online shop to explore at editioneditions.com.
Among the publications and artist multiples is a limited edition globe object and USB key, containing interactive art by Alex McLeod. Available in three colours: Black, White, and Grey – each version contains a different video. Also included are Inuit artist Nicotye Samayualie’s latest work, artist books by Tau Lewis and Celia Perrin Sidarous, as well as John Hiltunen, Joe Becker, Colin Zipp, Jesse Harris, Graham Gillmore and others. Check it out here, and let us know what you think! We’re always happy to hear from you on Magenta’s Facebook page or that of Edition Toronto.