New Tactics - moving in a soft field

Galleri Image contributed to Fotobiennalen with the exhibition “New Tactics - moving in a soft field”.The exhibition explored how visual artists mix photography and other genres to create art in a time where both body and image are transformed through technology.
Exhibition duration:
24-08-2018 - 28-10-2018
Medium:
Title:
New Tactics - moving in a soft field
Artist:
Kristoffer Ørum, Nanna Lysholt Hansen, Sandra Vaka Olsen and Valérie Collart
In 2018, Fotobiennalen was 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 contributed to Fotobiennalen with the exhibition “New Tactics - moving in a soft field”. The exhibition was shown from August 29th to October 28th 2018. The exhibition explored 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 were:
 Kristoffer Ørum (DK), Nanna Lysholt Hansen (DK), Sandra Vaka Olsen (NO) og Valérie Collart (FR). The exhibition wascurated 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 focused 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 explored 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 jointly organized an international full-day symposium in Copenhagen on the post-photographic image in an expanded field. Here you could hear presentations 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 opened 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: http://www.fotobiennalen.dk/

Photo credit: Kevin Malcolm


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