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Asta Nyyssonen, Triin Kerge, Olle Essvik, Nanna Lykke Larsen, Jose Luis Neves, Emily Beresford, Jesper Rasmussen, Frédérique Deschamps, Silvia Schiermacher, Gerry Badger, Sonia Lenzi, Moritz Neumüller, Vreni Hockenjos, Anna Brix Nielsen, Anne Elisabeth Toft, Thomas Wiegand, Martin Dannesboe Singh, Jens Friis, Rolf Sachsse
We payed homage to Albert Renger Patzsch’s book “Die Welt ist schön” (The World is Beautiful), published 95 years ago, and proposed a new wave of optimism. This search for the joy of our existence included a look into the future, and other things that make us happy.
This year, the festival also had a special focus on Artificial Intelligence as an image-making technique and a tool for creating new narratives. This included a Call for artists, seminars, and online workshops PWA AI Workshop Programme (book your place in the workshop programme here!).
The 10th anniversary of Photobook Week Aarhus will be duly celebrated with a compendium co-published with Fw:books that explores some of the most important moments in the history of the medium, and our small contribution to it.
As always, the festival closed with the yearly Sunday photobook market, where the public had the opportunity to buy photobooks from all over the world, both from second-hand dealers and from the publishers and artists themselves.
Photobook Week Aarhus, our yearly festival exploring the wonderful world of the photobook, turns ten this year! Join us, when we celebrate our anniversary with one of our most ambitious programmes to date.
Under the theme Future Revisited, Photobook Week 2023 will be a celebration of what is worth saving in times of trouble. We do not deny that our planet is suffering from our actions and things are getting worse every day. Still, we propose a fresh look and a new wave of optimism to encourage artists to shape a new discourse around things such as Climate Change and Artificial Intelligence.
Multiple Local Venues
Galleri Image, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus School of Architecture, DOKK1, and HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art will once again house a wide variety of curious, creative, and thought-provoking exhibitions, talks and workshops.
Open Call and Workshops – AI at the Heart of Art
Find the shortlist of our Open Call for artists working with AI and check out our workshop programme, organized in collaboration with The Curator Ship Academy. Artists and renowned public speakers Boris Eldagsen and paula roush will give insights into how to use AI in image making and photobook publishing (Application closing soon!).
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors. This year PWA is made possible by the City of Aarhus (Kulturudviklingspuljen), Dreyers Fond, Politiken-Fonden, Instituto Camões, Portugal’s Embassy in Denmark, Nordea-fonden and Institut Français Danemark.
Find the curatorial statement and preliminary programme 2023 of Photobook Week Arhus 2023 to dive deeper.
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