BOOK LAUNCH: The Image Collection at Den Frie

Galleri Image invites you to the book launch at Den Frie of The Image Collection, a publication on photographic art and the art of collecting centered on Galleri Image's own collection of photographic art. Texts by Joan Fontcuberta, Louise Wolthers, and Lasse Krog Møller.
04-03-2016 - 04-03-2016
BOOK LAUNCH: The Image Collection at Den Frie
Galleri Image
Since it’s foundation in 1977, Galleri Image has presented a wealth of both Danish and international artists of the highest quality. In 2011 the gallery embarked on the work creating The Image Collection - Photographic Art Works. This photographic archive, based on generous donations by artists who have exhibited at the gallery, has in the course of just a few years grown to a significant size with an impressive range.

In 2012, to celebrate Galleri Image’s 35th anniversary, we hosted a large-scale exhibition by the artist Lasse Krog Møller called A Collection, which was based on works and artefacts hidden away in the gallery’s attic and archives. During the exhibition, we started to develop the idea of a publication based on photographic media that would address the phenomenon of collecting in words and images.

A publication on photographic art and the art of collecting has not previously been published in this form. We are very grateful that the renowned Spanish artist and curator Joan Fontcuberta has accepted our invitation to write a text on collections for our book. We are equally grateful that the Danish curator and researcher Louise Wolthers, PhD also agreed to write a text for the publication. And Lasse Krog Møller himself contributes with images and a text on his exhibition. After a long period of preparation and cataloging we are now able to present The Image Collection in a way we hope will reach and be enjoyed by as many people as possible. The collection can be seen as visual excerpts from Galleri Image’s long history, but also as a cross section of international, contemporary photographic art. 

The book is 144 pages with a canvas cover, illustrated in full colour, edited by Minik Busk Langkjær, graphic design by Lasse Krog Møller, and printed at Narayana Press.
Normal sales price is 140 DKK but is available for 100 DKK at the book launch.

The book launch will take place at 4-6 PM in the new book area in the basement level at Den Frie at Oslo Plads 1 in Copenhagen.

The Image Collection is supported by The City of Aarhus, The New Carlsberg Foundation, The Merchant L. F. Foght's Fund, The Consul George Jorck and Wife Emma Jorck’s Foundation, The Sonning Foundation, and The C.A.C. Foundation.