New Tactics - moving in a soft field

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New Tactics - moving in a soft field

Kristoffer Ørum, Nanna Lysholt Hansen, Sandra Vaka Olsen and Valérie Collart

From August 29, 2018 to October 28, 2018

Opening: Onsdag d. 29. august kl. 16-18

Posted by Galleri Image

New Tactics - moving in a soft field

In 2018, Fotobiennalen will be held again in Aarhus, Odense and Copenhagen. As in 2016, when Fotobiennalen first opened, it is a collaboration between Brandts, Fotografisk Center and Galleri Image. 

Galleri Image contributes to Fotobiennalen with the exhibition “New Tactics - moving in a soft field”. The exhibition will be open from August 29th to October 28th 2018. The exhibition explores how visual artists mix photography and other genres to create art in a time where both body and image are transformed through technology. 
Both bodies and photographs are improved, transformed and further developed into new realities that affect our identity and our culture. The "soft field" of the exhibition points to both the soft surfaces of the body and to software and computer programming. It is in this dynamic field, the exhibiting artists work. They are inspired equally by our classical visual history, but also by facerecognition software on the Internet. 

The four participating artists are:
 Kristoffer Ørum (DK), Nanna Lysholt Hansen (DK), Sandra Vaka Olsen (NO) og Valérie Collart (FR). The exhibition is curated by Kirstine Autzen, MA in visual culture, artist and for several years communicator of art and photography. During the exhibition period, we plan several events in Aarhus including a seminar, as well as a publication with in-depth texts and artist interviews. 

About Fotobiennalen
Through three exhibitions and an international symposium, Fotobiennalen will focus on the post-photographic image and photography in an expanded field. The exhibition in Aarhus  "New Tactics - moving in a soft field" and accompanying seminar explores photographic hybrid forms from both a material 
and a virtual perspective. At Brandts you will meet a large exhibition with 20 artists who investigate the meaning of the digital in regard to our understanding of the photographic image. "Photography to end all photography" is curated by Jesper Rasmussen and Anna Krogh.   Finally, Fotografisk Center presents a solo exhibition with the artist duo AVPD, curated by Kristine Kern. Through spatial settings and experiments, the exhibition will challenge our traditional understanding of photography as created with a camera and bound to a flat surface. 

As a major part of Fotobiennalen, the three institutions will jointly organize an international full-day symposium in Copenhagen on the post-photographic image in an expanded field. Here you will be able to hear the presentation by international photo theorists and artists as well as some of the biennial's exhibiting artists and other participants who have contributed in various ways to the three exhibitions. 

Fotobiennalen opens at Galleri Image in Aarhus on Wednesday, 29 August, followed by the opening at Brandts in Odense on Thursday, 30 August. On Friday, 31 August, the international symposium as well as the opening at Fotografisk Center will take place in Copenhagen.

Read more about Fotobiennalen and the symposium here:

On October 24th Galleri Image will host a seminar where we will debate some of the thematics in the exhibition. The seminar is organized by Galleri Image in collaboration with University of Aarhus and Jutland Art Academy. We're looking forward to see you!

A new collaboration with Portfolio Dialogue
When the second edition of Fotobiennalen opens this Fall, photographers and reviewers from all over the world will for the first time be able to take part in an international online portfolio review. Fotobiennalen’s booking site will launch in June 2018 at Here, photographers will be able to set up online reviews in all of September with a carefully selected reviewer team.  

Fotobiennalen's booking site is now live on Portofolio Dialogue's new, redesigned website:

You can also keep updated on Portofolio Dialogue on Facebook or Twitter.

Photo credit: Valérie Collart, udsnit af værket, 
My eyes coldly stuffed with silk, 2018, C-Print

The exhibition is supported by Kulturudviklingspuljen (City of Aarhus), Danish Arts Foundation, and Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond