About the prize
Fondation TGCC pour l’Art et la Culture launches its call for applications for the third edition of the Prix Mustaqbal. Dedicated to young Moroccan artists or residents in Morocco, this annual competition promotes to highlight young contemporary creation.
Since 2021, an exceptional jury carefully selects a minimum of 10 talented artists, who get the opportunity to exhibit their works in Artorium, the foundation’s art space. Three of these selected artists are chosen as winners and will participate in an artist residency at Jardin Rouge. This opportunity is supported by Montresso* Art Foundation.
In its first edition, the Prix Mustqabal distinguished three artists: Khadija El Abyad, Khadija Jayi and Amina Azreg. For its second edition, the jury rewarded three other emerging talents: Mohamed Al Mahdi Ali Bouha, Mouad El Bissaoui and Malek Sordo.
For this third edition, the competition is open to amateur or professional photographers, aged 18 to 30 years, with the theme « Intersection-Human 2.0 ». Photographers are invited to explore the notion of convergence between the old world and the new, one where technology and humans are interconnected and the notion of free will becomes uncertain. Human 2.0 is a human contemplating modern society and questioning the world of today, observing the past, the present and the future become one, at least for the time of a snapshot.
About fifty artists will be pre-selected by our Jury of experts through their application files where they will have to present a series of 6 to 12 photographs. These artists will then go through a second selection stage with the jury.
The finalists (between 10 and 15) will then be selected to exhibit their work at Artorium, Fondation TGCC’s art space, and will be eligible for one of the 3 prizes awarded for this third edition:
– The 1st Prize for Mobile Photography
– The 1st Prize for Digital Photography
– The 1st Prize for Old Process Photography (color silver, black and white silver, wet collodion, cyanotype, tintype etc.)
The intersection is a space of resistance and renewal, where the social and aesthetic issues of our time converge. The photographers, by immortalizing the moments of life that take place there, encourage us to take the time to contemplate and reflect on our place in this ever-changing world. In the current society, where technology, artificial intelligence and digitalisation have reached unprecedented dimensions, the notion of choice becomes almost illusory.
That’s why it’s essential to question the moment and capture the moment for future generations.