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Save the date! Photobook Week Aarhus 2020

Photobook Week Aarhus (PWA) will take place 1 – 4 October 2020. 

The Festival will include a wide range of exciting exhibitions, talks, book markets, tours, and book presentations on locations throughout the city center of Aarhus. 

PWA is Denmark’s first and only festival dedicated to presenting the relevance and role of the photobook as part of the artistic landscape. For the seventh time we have arranged an international program with exhibitions and seminars showing the trends in contemporary art and architecture in photobooks. PWA 2020 will be located at Galleri Image, HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Dokk1 and Aarhus School of Architecture.

This year's festival will explore the theme of Series-Multiplicity-Repetition, and will examine unique conditions and characteristics in photography and photobooks. The focus is set on the global distribution, and different subthemes will be discussed such as publishing formats, printings, and democracy vs. exclusivity. The program for PWA 2020 includes exhibitions and talks with international and Nordic researchers of photography, photographers, leading curators, architects, and many other qualified contributors. 

It is key for the artistic environment and publishing industry in Denmark to have a photobook festival. Our purpose with the festival is to create the important meeting between professionals and the public. Like last year, PWA will take place at the same time as Art Weekend Aarhus, which is a celebration of the city’s artistic scene. 

PWA is a collaboration between Galleri Image and Aarhus School of Architecture. 

Photobook Week Aarhus 2020 is supported by the City of Aarhus (Kulturudviklingspuljen), Dreyers Foundation, Augustinus Foundation, Instituto Camões, Nordea-foundation, and the Obel Family Foundation. 

Read about the PWA and previous editions of the festival on the website: http://photobookweek.org/ or on Facebook and keep up with the latest updates on Instagram

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Since 2014, Galleri Image and the Aarhus School of Architecture have collaborated on organising Photobook Week Aarhus. PWA focuses on the rapidly growing international interest in photobooks in recent years and represents a continuous study of the evolution and role of the medium.

PWA presents the photobook to the general public and to individuals who work professionally with photobooks and photography, be it from an artistic, communication-related or academic standpoint. User involvement, openness and dialogue are key words when it comes to the form and content of the festival. For this reason, PWA has placed great emphasis on inviting a large number of exhibitors and speakers who can present the photobook in a cross-disciplinary perspective. This has made it possible to exhibit significant but rare photobooks that have been discussed by researchers, photographers, leading curators, architects, representatives of The Danish School of Media and Journalism, and many other qualified contributors from around the world.

Photobook Week Aarhus 2019 was the 6th edition of the festival, which is a collaboration between Galleri Image and Aarhus School of Architecture. The festival is curated by national and international experts under the leadership of Chief Curator Moritz Neumüller and the curatorial team: Anne Elisabeth Toft, Beate Cegielska and Jesper Rasmussen.

Since 2019, PWA is a part of Art Weekend Aarhus. Read more about Art Weekend Aarhus at https://artweekend.dk/