• From May 06, 2022 16:00 to June 26, 2022 17:00
    Opening:
    At: Galleri Image Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
    Opening: 6 May 4-6 pmArtists: Michelle Eistrup (DK/JM), Juan Covelli (CO) Alinka Echeverria (UK/MX) and Alexandra Leykauf (DE). How do we relate to the heritage of images, objects, and histories that our society has been built on? And how do we make the b
    est use of them in our time? Four artists attempt to answer these questions in a new exhibition at Galleri Image, which opens on May 6.You cannot wipe the slate of history clean. As humans, we are products of history and must either reproduce or transform the images we have received from previous generations into something that we can build our future on. The exhibition New Tactics for Unseen Bodies shows four international, award-winning artists’ work with our visual heritage through photography, video and collage. The artworks in the exhibition all concern themselves with the relationship between visibility and invisibility through the photographic medium, since it is though photography that we can ensure our own visibility, which allows us access to power and identity. The artists in New Tactics for Unseen Bodies create surprising transformations of bodies, landscapes, and ancient objects as tactical suggestions for how to challenge the positions of archives and collections - and in all these artworks the human body is present.Michelle Eistrup (DK/JM), Juan Covelli (CO), Alinka Echeverria (UK/MX) and Alexandra Leykauf (DE) work with issues that reach both within and beyond Europe's borders. Alinka Echeverria's work "Nicéphora" stems from her research in the Nicéphore Niépce Museum's vast collection of historical photographs. Through thousands of photographs, she discovered a problematic pattern: Women were not depicted as individuals but were staged from an underlying conception of womanhood. In the exhibition's impressive 7-metre-long collage work, she has gathered images of women from antiquity onwards, thus making the pattern visible.The work of Colombian artist Juan Covelli - a large video work created with machine learning - works more indirectly with photography. By feeding an algorithm with photographs of ancient Colombian gold figures, he has created the work "Speculative Treasures", which allows the Colombian cult figure of the Quimbaya culture to symbolically break out of a Spanish museum collection.New Tactics for Unseen Bodies is part of a global movement that sensually and critically uses today's media and gazes to process our contemporary self-understanding as historical and bodily beings. The four artists in the exhibition have distinguished themselves internationally in their work with the photographic image and related media, such as sculpture, video, installation, and computer generated images. The exhibition is complemented by events in collaboration with LiteratureXchange and Art Week Aarhus.Galleri Image is proud to present the exhibition, which is the second in a series of exhibitions entitled New Tactics and examines how visual artists create works that act as tactical responses to changes in the relationship between body, identity, and photography in our visual culture. New Tactics is curated by artist and MA in Visual Culture Kirstine Autzen. The first, New Tactics - Moving in a Soft Field (2018), examined the relationship between photography and the body in the post-photographic era, and was part of the Photo Biennial 2018. EVENTS"Unseen body" - author and artist in conversationThursday 9 June, Galleri Image, Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus CCome to Art Morning in Gallery Image. Here, Maja Lee Langvad, author of ‘SHE IS ANGRY - A Testimony of Transnational Adoption’, meets in a conversation with Michelle Eistrup, Danish-Jamaican visual artist. Both are concerned with how identity is formed and with what it means when home is in multiple locations. The event takes place in the exhibition New Tactics for Unseen Bodies, which includes Eistrup's works. Art Morning is a collaboration between Galleri Image and Art Week Aarhus. Free admission and morning coffee. Symposium: "New Tactics"Thursday 16 June, Kunsthal Aarhus, J. M. Mørks Gade 13, 8000 AarhusHow do artists push for our understanding of identity? The symposium expands the group exhibition New Tactics for Unseen Bodies and examines the highly topical relationship between body and image in our time. Our bodies are changed and perceived in a close exchange with the images of them and photography, as technology, undergoes extensive changes. The artists and curator behind the exhibition as well as associate professor and creativity researcher Jan Løhmann Stephensen will participate in the symposium. More participants will be announced later. The symposium is organised in a collaboration between Galleri Image, Art Week Aarhus, Aarhus University and Kunsthal Aarhus. Free admission.  The exhibition is supported by The City of Aarhus, The Danish Arts Foundation, The Augustinus Foundation and The Grosserer L. F. Foght Foundation.Photo credit: Alexandra Leykauf, Lyonel F, 2019
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  • From May 06, 2022 16:00 to June 26, 2022 17:00
    Opening:
    At: Galleri Image Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
    Fernisering: 6. maj kl. 16-18Kunstnere: Michelle Eistrup (DK/JM), Juan Covelli (CO) Alinka Echeverria (UK/MX) og Alexandra Leykauf (DE).Hvordan forholder vi os til den arv af billeder, objekter og historier, vores samfund uundgåeligt er bygget på? Og hvor
    dan gør vi dem aktuelle i vores nutid? Det giver fire kunstnere deres bud på i en ny udstilling på Galleri Image i Aarhus, der åbner 6. maj.Man kan ikke viske historiens tavle ren. Vi mennesker er produkter af vores historie, og må enten videreføre eller transformere de billeder, vi har fået af tidligere generationer, til noget vi kan bygge vores fremtid på. Udstillingen New Tactics for Unseen Bodies viser fire internationale prisvindende kunstneres arbejde med vores visuelle arv gennem fotografi, video og collage.Udstillingens værker tematiserer alle forholdet mellem synlighed og usynlighed igennem det fotografiske medie, fordi vi, i fotografier, kan sikre vores egen synlighed, og det giver adgang til magt og identitet. Kunstnerne i New Tactics for Unseen Bodies skaber overraskende transformationer af kroppe, landskaber og antikke objekter som taktiske bud på måder at udfordre arkiver og samlingers positioner - og i alle værkerne er den menneskelige krop til stede.Dansk-Jamaicanske Michelle Eistrup, colombianske Juan Covelli, britisk-mexicanske Alinka Echeverria og tyske Alexandra Leykauf arbejder med problematikker, som rækker både ind og ud over Europas grænser. Alinka Echeverrias værk "Nicéphora” udspringer af hendes research i Nicéphore Niépce Museets enorme samling af historiske fotografier. Blandt tusindvis af fotografier fik hun øje på et problematisk mønster: Kvinderne var ikke afbilledet som individer, men iscenesatte ud fra en underliggende ide om kvindelighed. I udstillingens imponerende 7 meter lange collageværk har hun sammensat billeder af kvinder fra antikken og frem, som gør mønstret synligt.Den colombianske kunstner Juan Covellis værk – et stort videoværk skabt med machine learning - arbejder mere indirekte med fotografiet. Ved at fodre en algoritme med fotografier af antikke, colombianske guldfigurer har han skabt værket ”Speculative Treasures”, der i symbolsk forstand lader en Colombiansk kultfigur af Quimbayakulturen bryde ud af en spansk museumssamling.New Tactics for Unseen Bodies er en del af en global bevægelse, der sanseligt og kritisk bruger nutidens medier og blikke til at bearbejde vores selvforståelse som historiske og kropslige væsner i dag. Udstillingens fire kunstnere har markeret sig internationalt i arbejdet med det fotografiske billede og relaterede medier, såsom skulptur, video, installation og computergenerede billeder. Udstillingen suppleres af events i samarbejde med LiteratureXchange og Art Week Aarhus.Galleri Image er stolt over at kunne præsentere udstillingen, som er den anden i en udstillingsrække under titlen New Tactics, der undersøger, hvordan billedkunstnere skaber værker, der fungerer som taktiske svar på forandringer i forholdet mellem krop, identitet og fotografi vores visuelle kultur. New Tactics kurateres af kunstner og cand.mag. i Visuel Kultur Kirstine Autzen. Den første New Tactics – Moving in a Soft Field (2018) undersøgte forholdet mellem fotografiet og kroppen i den postfotografiske æra, og var en del af Fotobiennalen 2018.EVENTS "Uset krop" - forfatter og kunstner i samtale Torsdag d. 9. juni, Galleri Image, Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus C Kom til Art Morning i Galleri Image. Her mødes Maja Lee Langvad, forfatter til ‘HUN ER VRED – Et vidnesbyrd om transnational adoption’ i en samtale med Michelle Eistrup, dansk-jamaicansk billedkunstner. Begge er optaget af, hvordan vi danner identitet, og af hvad det betyder, når hjem er flere steder. Arrangementet foregår i udstillingen New Tactics for Unseen Bodies, hvor Eistrups værker indgår. Art Morning er et samarbejde mellem Galleri Image og Art Week Aarhus. Gratis adgang og morgenkaffe.  Symposium: "New Tactics" Torsdag d. 16. juni, Kunsthal Aarhus, J. M. Mørks Gade 13, 8000 Aarhus Hvordan skubber kunstnere til vores forståelse af identitet? Symposiet udvider gruppeudstillingen New Tactics for Unseen Bodies, og undersøger det højaktuelle forhold mellem krop og billede i vores tid. Vores kroppe bliver forandret og opfattet i en nær udveksling med billederne af dem, og fotografiet, som teknologi, gennemgår omfattende forandringer. Udstillingens kunstnere og kurator samt forsker i kreativitet Jan Løhmann Stephensen vil deltage i symposiet. Flere deltagere oplyses senere. Symposiet er organiseret i et samarbejde mellem Galleri Image, Art Week Aarhus, Aarhus Universitet og Kunsthal Aarhus.  Foto: Alexandra Leykauf, Lyonel F, 2019Udstillingen er støttet af Aarhus Kommune, Statens Kunstfond, Augustinus Fonden og Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond.
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  • From August 19, 2022 16:00 to October 09, 2022 17:00
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    At: Galleri Image Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
    Galleri Image præsenterer udstillingen Concurrent med de sydafrikanske kunstnerne Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo og Jansen van Staden, som er kurateret af sydafrikanske John Fleetwood, som vises den 19. august – 9. oktober 2022.De to kunstnere behandler en række
    tæt forbundne temaer, som transgenerationelle traumer, hukommelse, familie, og samfundsmæssige effekter af sociale forhold såsom geografi, politik og tilgængelighed. Det altoverskyggende tema forbliver dog apartheid, som den dag i dag sætter sine spor på Sydafrikas visuelle kultur og selvforståelse, og som i de vestlige lande er blevet et symbol på de udfordringer kolonialismen har forvoldt. Concurrent er en genfortælling af Sydafrikas kolonifortid gennem Hlatshwayos og van Stadens personlige parallelfortællinger. Med udgangspunkt i hver deres baggrund, skaber de sammen nye intime rum, som bidrager til forståelsen af Sydafrikas komplekse fortid og samtid. Sydafrika har et kompliceret forhold til fotografiet, da det har været et magtfuldt redskab i kolonialiseringen og apartheidregimet, men det har også været et virkemiddel for frigørelse med det såkaldte ”Struggle photography”, som i dag fortsat spiller en rolle i at omdefinere og gentænke landets komplekse fortid. I udstillingens to værkserier genforhandles præcis denne historiske og samfundsmæssige ballast. I værkserien Slaghuis II undersøger Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo sin egen voldsprægede opvækst ved at gøre familiens gamle værtshus, der også var hans barndomshjem, til et fotostudie. Ved at udsætte sine fotografier for værtshusets leben, for dernæst at genfotografere og afrive dem, gør han vold og traumer til en del af hans visuelle sprog. Fotografierne bliver til fysiske objekter med skader, som føres tilbage til fotografiets polerede (helede) overflade. Jansen van Staden arbejder i sin værkserie Microlight med traumer på tværs af generationer, med udgangspunkt i hans egen fars død. Derfra har han søgt tilbage i sin egen familiehistorik, og opsporet historiske artefakter på museer og i fotoalbums, for at forstå hvordan apartheidideologier manifesterede sig ved den sydafrikanske grænsekrig, som hans far, som 17-årig, blev sendt til. I værkserierne minder van Staden og Hlatshwayo os om, at fotografiet altid beretter om sin herkomst; om det sted, den fotograf og den kontekst det er fotograferet i. Begge kunstnere udfordrer i udstillingen dokumentarfotografiets fremtid og dets praksisser – ideen om at sandhed som koncept er flygtigt, og at vi nu kun kan se dokumentarfotografi som et eksperiment, der uundgåeligt udtrykker en holdning. Hlatshwayo og van Staden drives begge af at se deres egne personlige relationer i en bredere samfundsmæssige historie, og her er fotografiet, for dem, en proces der kan hele mindet om vold både personligt og i samfundet. Ved at samle de to kunstneres fortællinger i én udstilling, skaber kuratoren John Fleetwood en nuanceret, rørende og dybt personlig bearbejdning af et lands fælles historiske traumer. Foruden hovedudstillingen i Kunsthal Galleri Image, vises værkerne også på en række forskellige steder i Aarhus. Hvor vil blive afsløret senere.Arrangementer Der vil blive afholdt et seminar med kunstnerne og kuratoren om Sydafrikansk kunst, som i de seneste årtier er blevet større og større internationalt, men som er relativt ukendt i Danmark. Information om tid og sted følger.Endvidere afholdes der en workshop med studerende fra Det Jyske Kunstakademi og DMJX/Journalist­højskolen. Udstillingen er støttet af Augustinusfonden, Statens Kunstfond og Kulturudviklingspuljen (Aarhus Kommune).
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  • From August 19, 2022 16:00 to October 09, 2022 05:00
    Opening:
    At: Galleri Image Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
    Galleri Image presents the exhibition Concurrent with works by the South African artists Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo and Jansen van Staden and curated by John Fleetwood. The exhibition opens on 19 August and runs until 9 October 2022. In the exhibition, the tw
    o artists address a number of closely related themes, including transgenerational trauma, memory, family, and societal effects of social conditions such as geography, politics, and accessibility. However, the overriding theme remains apartheid, which has left a permanent mark on South Africa's visual culture and self-understanding, and which has become a symbol in the West of the challenges posed by colonialism. Concurrent reworks memories of South Africa’s past through Hlatshwayos og van Staden’s parallel personal histories. By combining Hlatshwayo and van Staden’s respective backgrounds, the exhibition creates an intimate space that contribute to the understanding of South Africa's complex past and present. The entanglement of reading history in photography cannot easily be undone, especially in South Africa where photography’s roots were defined by colonialism, apartheid. Not only did this create a backdrop to photography, but photography became an intrinsic tool of the colonialist and apartheid regime; it was a critical tool in liberation through struggle photography; it continues to offer the possibility to re/define, re/set, and re/think positions, identities and decoloniality. The series Slaghuis II, is Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo’s response to the growing up in a home, that was also a tavern. Marked by the violence that is associated by his experiences, he now transforms the original spaces of home and tavern into his studio, taking up violence as a visual language. Hlatshwayo’s visual language has become one of working and reworking of photographs, as images, as objects, as textures, ripped and rephotographed after they were exposed to the conditions of the tavern. His performances become a retrace of memories - of interacting with the camera. In Van Staden’s series Microlight search starts at an end: the death of his father; he then searches back in time, the connections that his father had with family; the artefacts of history at museums and in homes and family albums, to understand the traces of the origins of how the ideologies of apartheid manifested in the South African Border War that disrupted his father’s life at the age of conscription, 17. Much of his work deals with the traumas that now have become intergenerationally entangled.    Both photographers are thinking of the future of documentary photography and its practice – that the idea of the truth has passed, and that now we can think of documentary photography as experiment, as position. Where Van Staden searches for the original document, in museums, in the stories that families hold, in photo-albums, Hlatshwayo re-photographs the original print that now has become torn, ripped and burnt. Both think of photography as process that can heal memories of violence. By combining the stories of the two artists in one exhibition, curator John Fleetwood presents a nuanced, touching and deeply personal account of a country's shared historical trauma. EventsIn conjunction with the exhibition, Galleri Image will present a seminar about South African art with the artists and curator. In recent decades, South African art has gained a more significant influence internationally, but it remains relatively unknown in Denmark. Further details about the event to follow.In addition, a workshop will be held with students from the Jutland Academy of Fine Arts and DMJX. The exhibition is supported by the Augustinus Foundation, the Danish Arts Foundation and City of Aarhus (Kulturudviklingspuljen).
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  • From October 14, 2022 16:00 to December 18, 2022 17:00
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    At: Galleri Image Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
    Galleri Image presents the exhibition Dusk by the Chinese artist Chen Zhe (b. 1989), which is curated by Yining He and will be open from 14 October until 18 December 2022. In Dusk, Chen Zhe works with twilight as an aesthetic, psychological, and scientifi
    c phenomenon; a transformative space that resembles photography, which is traditionally created at the point where light and darkness meet. She explores twilight as a place of cultural origin for creativity, ideas, play and dreams - especially based on research of historical material. In the exhibition, we show one out of a total of six work chapters, where archival material, such as photography, installation pieces, sound, objects and text, come together to form a kind of collage, which points to a deeper understanding of the meaning of twilight. In Dusk, Zhe examines photography as a medium known both for its precise representation of reality and its receptive nature. By "coloring" the narrative, the moment captured in the photograph is no longer unidentified or arbitrary but is embodied by the original intention. Events The exhibition will be accompanied by presentations with the artist and curator as well as panel discussions and tours. In connection with the exhibition we invited Chen Zhe to an artist residency in hopes of realizing a public sculpture.  About Chen Zhe Chen Zhe (b. 1989) holds a degree in Photography and Imaging from the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles. Her works have been shown at biennials and museums around the world, including China, Japan, Germany and Australia. She has received a number of prestigious awards including the Foam Talent (2018), the Xitek New Talent Award (2015) and the Lianzhou Festival Photographer of the Year Award (2012). Chen Zhe's controversial release "Bees & the Bearable" was awarded Best Photobook of the Year at the Kassel Photobook Festival in 2016.Read more about the artist on her website: https://zheis.com/ The exhibition is curated by Yining He (b. 1986), a Chinese curator and author focusing on contemporary photographic art, educated at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.Read more about the curator on her website: http://www.heyining.com/ The exhibition is supported by the Danish Art Foundation the Augustinus Foundation and the S. C. Van Foundation. Photo credit: Chen Zhe: Towards Evenings – Dusk, 2020.
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  • From October 14, 2022 16:00 to December 18, 2022 17:00
    Opening:
    At: Galleri Image Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
    Galleri Image præsenterer Dusk af den kinesiske kunstner Chen Zhe (f. 1989), som vises fra d. 14. oktober – 18. december 2022, og er kurateret af Yining He I Dusk arbejder Chen Zhe med tusmørke som et æstetisk, psykologisk og videnskabeligt fænomen; et tr
    ansformativt rum med lighed til fotografiet, som traditionelt set er skabt ud af mødet mellem lys og mørke. Hun undersøger tusmørke som et kulturelt oprindelsessted for kreativitet, forestillinger, leg og drømme – særligt med udgangspunkt i research af historisk materiale. I udstillingen viser vi ét ud af i alt seks værkkapitler, hvor arkivmateriale, såsom fotografi, installation, lyd, objekter og tekst tilsammen udgør et slags collagearbejde, som peger mod en dybere forståelse af tusmørket. I Dusk undersøger Zhe fotografiet som et medie, der både er kendt for dets præcise repræsentation af virkeligheden og dets modtagelige natur. Ved at ”farve” dets narrativ er øjeblikket fanget i fotografiet ikke længere uidentificeret eller arbitrært. Det bliver endda kropsliggjort af den oprindelige intention.  Arrangementer og andetUdstillingen vil ledsages af oplæg med kunstneren og kurator samt paneldiskussioner og rundvisninger.I forbindelse med udstillingen inviteres Chen Zhe på residency med henblik på at realisere en byrumsskulptur på kyststrækningen ved Aarhus.Om Chen Zhe (f. 1989)Chen Zhe er uddannet i Fotografi og Billeddannelse ved Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles. Hendes værker har været vist på biennaler og museer verden over bl.a. i Kina, Japan, Tyskland og Australien. Hun har modtaget en række prestigefyldte priser heriblandt Foam Talent (2018), Xitek New Talent Award (2015) og Lianzhou Festival Photographer of the Year Award (2012). Chen Zhes kontroversielle udgivelse “Bees & the Bearable” blev desuden tildelt Best Photobook of the Year ved Kassel Photobook-festival i 2016.Læs mere om kunstneren på hendes hjemmeside: https://zheis.com/ Udstilling kurateres af Yining He (f. 1986), kinesisk kurator og forfatter med fokus på fotografisk samtidskunst, uddannet ved London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Læs mere om kuratoren på hendes hjemmeside: http://www.heyining.com/ Udstillingen er støttet af Statens Kunstfond, Augustinus Fonden og S. C. Van Fonden.Foto: Chen Zhe: Towards Evenings – Dusk, 2020.
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  • From October 27, 2022 13:00 to October 30, 2022 17:00
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    At: Galleri Image, Arkitektskolen Aarhus Galleri Image, Vestergade 29
    Photobook Week Aarhus 2022: Off Balance In late 2021 the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York sent a small, but decisive message: “At MoMA, we believe in the essential role of the photobook” and went on to explain the museum’s intention to play a “vital
    role” in this development, given that “the photobook has never been so essential as an element of photographic creativity”. As an important player in the field of photobooks, Photobook Week Aarhus (PWA) has always been dedicated to further exposing this important medium and for this reason it is our pleasure to announce this year’s theme PWA: Off Balance, 27–30 October 2022.Off Balance is an attempt to cope with the imbalance of our contemporary condition. Climate change pressuring a possible catastrophe for humanity, the unsustainable gap between rich and poor, plastic pollution and the drastic decrease of biodiversity, and the first pandemic in over a century. These are examples of a world with complicated issues that need to be addressed but are constantly confronted with political divisions and economic interests. With the theme Off Balance, PWA brings the important photobook medium directly into the twisted realities of our current context.Our program contains many exciting exhibitions. For example, Victoria Marques Pinto’s (PT) photographic works in Imminent Impressions with plastic transformed into coloured icebergs, Mandy Barkers (UK) photobook project Beyond Drifting that shows small pieces of plastic as microscopical samples, the activist collective DISNOVATION.ORG, who disrupts our everyday experiences with technological means, the alpine architecture pictures of Italian photographer Walter Niedermayr and Nanna Debois Buhl’s Cloud Behavior. The program will of course also contain different talks by the artists, researchers, collectors, and experts.Besides the central festival theme, we will also showcase other themes such as Books on Books, which have shaped an often-critiqued canon of publications, and a show on the American lesser known art movement NO!art at HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art. Our regional focus will be on Canada, as a Nordic country, with guest curator Louis Perrault, and a special focus on the books of Edward Burtynsky, who has been working on environmental issues for more than three decades. Another expedition on the geographical axis shall take us to Polynesia with guest curator Nina Tonga (Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, New Zealand). We envision Photobook Week Aarhus 2022 as an open and inclusive event that underlines the urgency for action, and the roles that art might play in the process of acceptance, grief, and collaborative action in the most important issues of our time.Photobook Week Aarhus is a collaborative effort by Galleri Image and the Aarhus School of Architecture. Read more at photobookweek.orgPWA 2022: Off BalanceDates: 27–30 October 2022Venues: Galleri Image, Vestergade 29 8000 Aarhus C, Aarhus School of Architecture, Exners Plads 7, 8000 Aarhus, HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Bitten og Aage, Damgaards Plads 2, 7400 Herning. More to come. About Photobook Week Aarhus PWAIn the last 8 years, Photobook Week Aarhus has become an important player in the field, by running an annual event about and around the photobook, publishing projects, conference participations, international collaborations and the creation of a strong global network. We have exhibited publications from all over the world and brought experts together in talks and panel discussions, including online events. We have produced artists’ books, scholarly publications, performances, workshops, and conferences. And we have run an open book market where artists and publishers can exchange their works and their opinions, in an inclusive and unpretentious manner. According to our participants and partners, PWA has become a special meeting-point, which is acclaimed for its atmosphere and spirit, and has been called “the Think Tank of the Photobook”. We have not only tried to be a platform for artists and publishers to show and sell their books, but have also asked collectors, researchers, critics, and creators to share their views with our visitors. Curators from all over the world have been invited to select old books and new books, artists’ books and photobooks, magazines and zines, trade editions and self-published projects, to present them in exhibitions that highlight their regional, thematic, and historical contexts. The themes of the last three editions of PWA have tried to connect the book medium with cross-disciplinary research questions borrowed from the fields of architecture, visual culture, history, philosophy, and social studies. After looking at Flatness (2019), and Seriality (2020), the last festival was dedicated to Movement and Transition, embracing contemporary themes such as migration, globalization and post-colonial thinking, artistic movements such as Fluxus, sub-genres such as company books, and a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, and Greenland.
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  • From October 27, 2022 13:00 to October 30, 2022 17:00
    Opening:
    At: Galleri Image, Arkitektskolen Aarhus Galleri Image, Vestergade 29
    Photobook Week Aarhus 2022: Off BalanceI slutningen af 2021 sendte Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York en kort men bestemt besked: “På MoMA, tror vi på fotobogens essentielle rolle” og fortsatte med at forklare museets intentioner om at spille en “afgør
    ende rolle” i dens udvikling, eftersom “fotobogen aldrig før har været så essentiel som et element af fotografisk kreativitet”. Som en vigtig spiller I fotobogsverden, har Photobook Week Aarhus (PWA) altid været dedikeret til at blotlægge dette vigtige medie og af denne grund er vi glade for at kunne præsentere dette års tema for PWA: Off Balance, d. 27.-30. oktober 2022.Off Balance er et forsøg på at håndtere ubalancen i vores samtidsforhold. De presserende klimaforandringer som præsenterer menneskeheden med en potential katastrofe, du uholdbare uligheder mellem rige og fattige, plastikforurening og den drastistiske tab af biodiversiteten, og en første pandemi i over hundrede år. Disse er eksempler på en  verden med komplekser problemer som der er et behov for at adressere men som konstant kommer i kambulage med politiske uenigheder og økonomisk interesse. Med temaet Off Balance, bringer fotobogsmediets vigtige rolle direkte ind i samtale med samfundets nye forskruede virkeligheder. Vi præsenterer i PWA 2022 et hav spænende udstillinger i temaet, med bl.a. Victoria Marques Pintos Imminent Impressions (PT), der viser hendes fotografiske værker af plastik omformet til farvede isbjerge i landskaber, Mandy Barkers (UK) fotobogsprojektets Beyond Drifting, om plastik præsenteret som mikroorganismer under en lup, det mere aktivistiske kollektiv DISNOVATION.ORG, der forstyrrer vores glatte tilværelse med teknologisk midler, den italienske fotograf Walter Nieder­mayrs alpine arkitekturfotografier og danske Nanna Buhl Debois’ skyobser­vationer. Der vil selvfølgelig også være flere talks både med kunstnerne og en række forskere, samlere og eksperter.Foruden festivalens hovedtema, vil vi også fremvise vores andre temaer, herunder Books on Books, med fokus på grundlaget for en ofte kritiseret publikationskanon, og en udstilling med NO!art på HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art. Vores regionale fokus vil være på Canada, som repræsenterer de nordiske lande, med gæstekurator Louis Perraultog et særligt fokus på bøger af Edward Burtynsky, som har arbejdet med miljømæssige problematikker i over tre årtier. Andre geografiske udforskninger vil tage os til Polynesien med Nina Tonga (Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, New Zealand).Vi ser Photobook Week Aarhus 2022 som et åbent og inklusivt initiativ, der understreger behovet for handling, og den rolle kunst kan spille i processer der omhandler accept, sorg og samarbejde, som de omhandler nogle af de vigtigste problematikker i dag.Photobook Week Aarhus er et samarbejde mellem Galleri Image og Arkitektskolen Aarhus. Læs mere på photobookweek.orgPWA 2022: Off BalanceDatoer: d. 27.-30. oktober 2022Placeringer: Galleri Image, Vestergade 29 8000 Aarhus C, Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Exners Plads 7, 8000 Aarhus, HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Bitten og Aage, Damgaards Plads 2, 7400 Herning, m.m.Om Photobook Week Aarhus PWAI løbet af de sidste otte år er Kunsthal Galleri Images festival Photobook Week Aarhus blevet en af de vigtigste årlige begivenheder omhandlende fotobogen, med udgivelsesprojekter, konferencedeltagelse, internationale samarbejder og at intitativer der styrker globale netværker. Vi har udstillet publikation fra hele verden og samlet eksperter til talks og paneldiskussioner, inklusiv online events. Vi har produceret kunstnerbøger, akademiske publikationer, performances, workshops og konferencer. Desuden har vi tilrettelagt et årligt bogmarked hvor kunstnere og forlag kan udveksle deres værker og erfaringer i et inkluderende og upræsentiøst rum. Ifølge vores deltagere og samarbejdspartnere er PWA et særligt mødepunkt, som er anerkendt for dets atmosfære og ånd, og er blevet kaldt ”fotobogens tænketank”. Vi ønsker ikke blot at være en platform hvor kunstnere og forlæggere kan vise og sælge deres bøger, men også et rum hvor samlere, researchere, kritikere og bogmagere kan dele deres holdninger med vores gæster. Kuratorer fra hele verden har været inviteret til at udvælge gamle såvel som nyre bøger, kunstnerbøger og fotobøger, blade og zines, kommercielle udgivelser og selvudgivelser, for at præsentere dem på udstillinger der fremhæver deres regionale, tematiske og historiske kontekst. De tre sidste udgaver af festivalen har forsøgt at forbinde bogmediet med tværdisciplinære research spørgsmål lånt fra arkitektur, visuel kultur, historie, filosofi og samfundsvidenskab. Efter en bearbejdning af temaerne Fladhed (2019), og Serialitet (2020), fokuserede sidste års udgave af PWA på Bevægelse og Overgange, hvor aktuelle temaer som migration, globalisering og postkolonialisme var i spil såvel som udstillinger om Fluxusbevægelsen, virksomhedsbøger og et regionalt fokus på Central- og Østeuropa samt Caribien og Grønland
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