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Photobook Week Aarhus

From October 03, 2019 18:00 to October 06, 2019 21:00


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Photobook Week Aarhus

This year's Photobook Week Aarhus (PWA) will take place from 3 - 6 October. Look forward to 4 days filled with talks, book market and exhibitions! 

Photobook Week Aarhus 2019 will examine the theme “Flatness”, both in a metaphorical and in a literal sense. One of our key shows in this framework will be New Topographics in Photobooks, curated by Thomas Wiegand. It will feature selected works of the main participants of the legendary exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape and its lasting effect on landscape photography, as well as reactions and parallels especially from Germany. Other exhibitions will also question the seemingly flat surface of the book: Book objects, leporello books, foldable maps and other techniques that defy the flatness of the page, will be in the center of our attention.

The festival’s regional theme will be on Chilean and Swedish photobooks. Another highlight will be Asia 8, featuring the winners of the Steidl Book Award in collaboration with the Singapore International Photo Festival. The show Rebellious Photobook, curated by Jose Luis Neves (watch his talk at PWA15), will be a small showcase of books that attempt to deconstruct the inherent ‘flatness’ of the page, either by subverting the reading process or exploring the material orthodoxy of the codex.

Other important exhibitions will feature Lasse Krog Møller’s oeuvre at the Aros Museum and Stijn Van der Linden’s brand new photobook An essay on the concave city corner, at Dokk1 Library.

Artists: Carolina Agüero, Kapil Das, Eugenio Dittbor, Paula López Droguett, Guilherme Freitas, Grethe Grathwol, Naomi Harris, Iris Janssens, Sergio Larraín, Broy Lim, Stijn Van der Linden, Rony Maltz, Lasse Krog Møller, Jongwoo Park, Robert Zhao Renhui, Jenny Rova, Tatiana Sardá, Marcela Serrano, Christer Stömholm, Woong Soak Teng, Lars Tunbjörk, Jake Verzosa, Lijie Zhang, and more.


Since 2014, the Aarhus School of Architecture and Gallery Image 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 will be 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.

Stay up to date about the festival programme read about previous edition's of PWA on the festival website: or on Facebook. 
This year, PWA is part of Art Weekend Aarhus. Read more about Art Weekend Aarhus at

PWA 2019 is supported by the Politiken Foundation, Nationalbankens Jubilæumsfond, The Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Instituto Camões via Portugal's Embassy, Dreyer's Fond and the City of Aarhus (Kulturudviklingspuljen).