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Aarhus School of Architecture, Galleri Image

From September 21, 2017 until September 24, 2017



Photobook Week Aarhus 2017 celebrates its 4th edition from September 21st to 24th. The programme represents an ongoing investigation of the development and role of the photobook as an artistic media, and is curated by international experts under the direction of independent curator Moritz Neumüller. Photobook Week Aarhus is organized in collaboration between Galleri Image and Aarhus School of Architecture. 

This year, the theme of Photobook Week Aarhus will be Distribution & Markets using a regional axis which maps the Danish/Scandinavian photobook praxis in the global context. There will also be a focus on topics related to publishing, distributing, buying, trading, and collecting photobooks as well as urbanism and landscape which will include Architectural Practices.

As something new, Photobook Week Aarhus is introducing the brand new event; Design Night, which is a gallery crawl where we will visit PWA pop up exhibitions at two exclusive design stores in Aarhus. Here a curated selection of 20-30 contemporary photobooks with distinguished covers, bindings, and packaging materials will be displayed in order to show the importance of editorial design to create sensorial experiences. The photobooks included are by artists such as Alejandro Cartagena, Ricardo Cases, and Alena Zhandarova, and will be exhibited at Verpan in Vestergade and B&O in Klostergade. 

As a special feature for 2017, Thomas Wiegand will curate an exhibition about Michael Schmidt's photobooks at Aros Aarhus Art Museum as well as present the lecture Collecting Photobooks: Schmidt & Company

This year's programme also contains gallery walks and exhibitions including a selection of shortlisted dummies from respectively the FotoBookFestival Kassel and the Nordic Dummy Award. As always, there will be lots of interesting talks, which will be hosted by experts such as Katrìn Elvarsdòttir, Tom Nielsen, Carsten Juhl, Hein Heinsen among others. 

Sunday you can participate in a workshop held by the German-Icelandic artist Claudia Hausfeld in collaboration with Mørkekammeret at Godsbanen Cultural Production Center, and you can, same as last year, receive advice and critique on your own photobook dummy at the Dummy Doctoring Workshop at the Aarhus School of Architecture on September 21st.

The festival will mainly take place at the Aarhus School of Architecture and will include pop-up exhibitions at design stores, Galleri Image, and ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. Additionally, there will be workshops held at Godsbanen Cultural Production Centre.  

To see the full programme of events, workshops, and lectures of Photobook Week Aarhus 2017, please visit our website

Photobook Week Aarhus 2017 is supported by Dreyers Fond, Nationalbankens Jubilæumsfond, Institut Français Danemark, Politiken-Fonden, and the City of Aarhus.
2017-09-21 11:52:00
2017-09-24 13:52:00