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  • Fra October 27, 2022 13:00 til October 30, 2022 17:00
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    Sted: Galleri Image, Arkitektskolen Aarhus Galleri Image, Vestergade 29
    Mark your calendars! The ninth edition of our festival Photobook Week Aarhus will take place from 27–30 October 2022. The festival will include a wide range of exciting exhibitions, talks, book market, tours, and book presentations at locations throughout
    the city of Aarhus.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. 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 Zines That are Nearly Books, which mark the limits of the medium.Our regional focus will be on Canada 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).This year we also present a special, third regional focus with an exhibition about photobooks from Ukraine. We wish to highlight the country's art and culture in order to provide insight into a country that is currently at the centre of global politics, but which has not been widely explored or discussed in Denmark. 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: Kunsthal Galleri Image, Vestergade 29 8000 Aarhus C, Aarhus School of Architecture, Exners Plads 7, 8000 Aarhus, 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.Photobook Week Aarhus 2022 is supported by the City of Aarhus (Kulturudviklingspuljen), the Nordea Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts and Dreyers Fond.
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  • Fra October 21, 2022 16:00 til December 18, 2022 17:00
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    Sted: Galleri Image Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus, Danmark
    Galleri Image presents the exhibition Towards evenings: My Heart by the Chinese artist Chen Zhe, which is curated by Yining He. It will be shown at Galleri Image from 21 October until 18 December 2022. For the first time in Europe, the exhibition will pre
    sent selected works from Chen Zhe’s Towards Evenings, an ongoing quest for the nebulous space between day and night, light and twilight, the known and the unknown, spanning 10 years from 2012 to the present.  With a particular focus on the tension between reading and viewing, the series draws inspiration from literary and visual materials across time and cultures. While the chapters stand independently, they also interact with each other and constitute a network of human experiences that center on the intricate and transient time of the dusk. Three of the six chapters in this series are already in progress: “The Uneven Time(非均质的时间)”, “Nightfall Disquiet (向晚意不适)”, and “The Red Cocoon (赤之茧)”. In these chapters, Chen Zhe explores the visual and linguistic textuality of the temporality of dusk, the unsettling body-mind experience that the dusk brings, and the irreconcilable conflict between freedom and belonging at the magic hour.  The Chinese phrase xiangwan 向晚 (“towards evening”) refers to the time when the sun is about to set. It not only alludes to uncertainty and transience but also appears in classical poetry as a metaphor for decline and an expression of melancholy. In this carefully selected space, we invite the viewer to join us in a dialogue between text and image, time, and space, and to step into the "synchronic"[1] universe constructed by the artist, where a constant dialogue between body-mind-spirit takes place.     [1] According to Chinese philosopher Zhao Tingyang, “Time, although one-dimensional, is elastic, able to open up and 'synchronically' contain a multitude of objects, so that synchronicity can explain the inherent spatiality of the non-spatiality that time opens up. However, it is not an actual extension but a logical spatiality but is sufficient to explain how a world without extension can exist in consciousness.  EventsThe 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 the Artist 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/  About the CuratorThe exhibition is curated by Yining He (b. 1986), a Chinese curator and researcher 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: The Only Question is How to Endure: Immersing (2017),from the series Towards Evenings, since 2012.
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  • Fra September 29, 2022 13:00 til September 29, 2022 16:00
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    Sted: Jutland Art Academy Mejlgade 32-34, 8000 Aarhus C
    SEMINAR: CONCURRENT In conjunction with the exhibition Concurrent, Galleri Image will present a seminar on South African art focusing on the themes of the exhibition with talks by the artists Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo, Jansen van Staden, exhibition curator
    John Fleetwood and lecture of Jacob Lund, Associate Professor at the dept. of Aesthetics and Culture, Aarhus University. The seminar will include discussions on the relationship between art practices and the complexities of family relationships, legacies of violence, memory and colonialism in the present, and will be moderated by Judith Schwarzbart, Art Historian and former Rector at Jutland Art Academy.The seminar is organized by Galleri Image in a collaboration with Jutland Art Academy and Aarhus University.The seminar will include discussions on the relationship between photography, memory and aesthetics, as well as intergenerational trauma and the transformative possibilities that photography practice can hold.Time and place: the seminar will take place at Jutland Art Academy, Mejlgade 32-34, 8000 Aarhus C on Thursday 29 September from 1 pm - 4 pm.The exhibition and the seminar are supported by The Danish Arts Foundation, The Augustinus Foundation, and City of Aarhus (Kulturudviklingspuljen).The seminar will be held in English, and everybody is welcome!PROGRAMIntroduction and framework (1-2 pm) Welcome by Beate Cegielska and Søren Taaning Introduction by moderator Judith Schwarzbart Jacob Lund setting a framework for aesthetic memory, acts of remembering and intergenerational trauma in art  Break Introduction to the exhibition and artist talks (2-3 pm) Introduction to Concurrent and post-photography in documentary practice by curator John Fleetwood Talk by artist Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo Talk by artist Jansen van Staden  Break Discussion (3-4 pm) Discussion and questions moderated by Judith Schwarzbart PARTICIPANTSJansen van StadenJansen van Staden (b. 1986) is a South African photographer based in Cape Town. Van Staden uses photography as a conceptual entry point to reflect on personal imaginaries and social constructs of belonging and disconnect. He uses personal anecdotes and images of chance to construct narratives about the complexities of contemporary South Africa. He was awarded the Charta Dummy Book award in 2021 (Rome) and his work was exhibited in “If a Tree falls in a Forest” at the Rencontres d’Arles 2021.jansenvanstaden.com Thembinkosi HlatshwayoThembinkosi Hlatshwayo (b. 1993) is a South African photographer based in Johannesburg. His work deals with themes of first-hand and generational trauma, violence and memory. He is interested in the materiality of photographs. He was awarded the 2019 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His work was exhibited in “Before the night” in Fotomuseum Winterthur (2019).thembinkosihlatshwayo.onfotomat.comJohn FleetwoodJohn Fleetwood (b. 1970, Johannesburg) is a South African photography curator and educator. He directs Photo: a platform, based in Johannesburg that develops and promotes socially relevant photography projects and is the co-head of BA Photography at the Royal College of Art (KABK), The Hague, The Netherlands. From 2002-2015 Fleetwood was the director of the Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg. He is the convenor and founder of the Centres of Learning for Photography in Africa. He recently curated ‘Intimacy and Resistance: An intergenerational dialogue on South African photobooks’, Photobook Week Aarhus (Denmark 2020), ‘Five Photographers: A tribute to David Goldblatt’ (incl. Johannesburg, Bamako, Maputo, Durban, 2018-2019) and ‘Of traps and tropes’ as part of Kerkennah International Photography Festival (Tunisia, 2018). In 2017, he was guest editor for Aperture’s Platform Africa edition.www.phototool.co.zaJacob LundJacob Lund is Associate Professor of Aesthetics and Culture at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark. Lund has published widely within aesthetics, art studies, critical theory, and comparative literature on topics such as image-politics, subjectivity, memory, mediality, enunciation, and contemporaneity. 2015-2021 he headed the research project The Contemporary Condition, which focused on the concept of contemporaneity and changes in our experiences of time as these might be seen to be registered in contemporary art. Currently he is engaged in the research project Artistic Practice under Contemporary Conditions, running 2022-2026 supported by Novo Nordisk Foundation. His most recent book is The Changing Constitution of the Present: Essays on the Work of Art in Times of Contemporaneity (Sternberg, 2022).Judith SchwarzbartJudith Schwarzbart is an art historian and curator. From 2016-2022 she was rector of Jutland Art Academy, and today she works as a freelance curator and writer. Together with Charlotte Bagger Brand and Solvej Helweg Ovesen she curated the extensive project U-TURN in København, Berlin, Budapest and Stege in 2007-2008. She has previously worked as an interim manager of Baltic Art Center in Visby, as curator at Kunstverein Müchen and Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, and as a teacher at Roskilde University, Umeå Art Academy, Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and Funen Art Academy in Odense.Photo: Jansen van Staden, from the series Microlight.
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  • Fra August 19, 2022 16:00 til October 09, 2022 05:00
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    Sted: 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. The exhibition opening wi
    ll be on 19 August, 4pm - 6pm. The exhibition will be opened by head of culture comitee for the city of Aarhus, Mette Bjerre. Furthermore, one of the artist, Jansen van Staden, will be present and curator John Fleetwood will be saying a few words about the exhibition.Concurrent is an exhibition of two South African photographers’ work: Jansen van Staden and Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo. Their work deals with the complexities of family relationships and places, legacies of violence, and the possibilities of transformation that photography holds. It bears the entanglement of histories of Apartheid and colonialism in the present, but also about practices of transition and countering. Both photographers use the complex rituals of documentary practice to tell their stories, and at the same time, to process these events: rethinking and repositioning them. It deals with the multiplicity of the medium and its rituals that unfold - that photography is not just the moment of making the image, but a complex set of engagements that accumulatively become a mode of meaning-making. A current of many streams.In Microlight, Van Staden’s search starts at an end: the death of his father. He 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. His narratives are tapestries of anecdotes, small things that make bigger pictures. 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 exploration 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, of private re-enactments. Both photographers are thinking of the place of documentary photography and its practice – as experiment, as position. One, that allows photography to erase histories while writing them. John Fleetwood, exhibition curatorARTISTS / CURATORJansen van Staden Jansen van Staden (b. 1986) is a South African photographer based in Cape Town. Van Staden uses photography as a conceptual entry point to reflect on personal imaginaries and social constructs of belonging and disconnect. He uses personal anecdotes and images of chance to construct narratives about the complexities of contemporary South Africa. He was awarded the Charta Dummy Book award in 2021 (Rome) and his work was exhibited in “If a Tree falls in a Forest” at the Rencontres d’Arles 2021.jansenvanstaden.com Thembinkosi HlatshwayoThembinkosi Hlatshwayo (b. 1993) is a South African photographer based in Johannesburg. His work deals with themes of first-hand and generational trauma, violence and memory. He is interested in the materiality of photographs. He was awarded the 2019 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His work was exhibited in “Before the night” in Fotomuseum Winterthur (2019).thembinkosihlatshwayo.onfotomat.comJohn FleetwoodJohn Fleetwood (b. 1970, Johannesburg) is a South African photography curator and educator. He directs Photo: a platform, based in Johannesburg that develops and promotes socially relevant photography projects and is the co-head of BA Photography at the Royal College of Art (KABK), The Hague, The Netherlands. From 2002-2015 Fleetwood was the director of the Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg. He is the convenor and founder of the Centres of Learning for Photography in Africa. He recently curated ‘Intimacy and Resistance: An intergenerational dialogue on South African photobooks’, Photobook Week Aarhus (Denmark 2020), ‘Five Photographers: A tribute to David Goldblatt’ (incl. Johannesburg, Bamako, Maputo, Durban, 2018-2019) and ‘Of traps and tropes’ as part of Kerkennah International Photography Festival (Tunisia, 2018). In 2017, he was guest editor for Aperture’s Platform Africa edition.www.phototool.co.zaSEMINARIn conjunction with the exhibition, Galleri Image will present a seminar from 1-3 pm on 29 September 2022 about South African art with the artists, curator and Jacob Lund, Associate Professor at the dept. of Aesthetics and Culture, Aarhus University. In his research, Jacob Lund has worked with several of the themes in the exhibition as well as South African contemporary art specifically. The seminar will be moderated by Judith Schwarzbart and will take place at Jutland art Academy, Mejlgade 32, 8000 Aarhus CThe exhibition is supported by the Augustinus Foundation, the Danish Arts Foundation and City of Aarhus (Kulturudviklingspuljen).Photo: Jansen Van Staden "Pa, Lake Albert, Uganda, 2010", From the series Microlight.
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