After looking at Flatness (2019), and Seriality (2020), we will now focus on Movement and Transition. Taking these keywords literally as well as metaphorically, the exhibition program and talks will embrace contemporary themes such as migration, globalization and post-colonial thinking, artistic movements such as Dada and Fluxus, and an analysis of photographers’ libraries, to highlight their role as sources of inspiration. Genres such as historic travel guides and company books will be just as important as art publications, and we will highlight the book production in the Caribbean, Greenland, and Portugal.

Overlaps with video and film are inherent to the photobook medium, and will be explored in depth in the framework of an exhibition and a series of commissioned essays. Finally, the Open Book Market will feature international publishers, and the results of an open call for self-publishers. We envision Photobook Week Aarhus 2021 to be an open and inclusive event, that underlines the importance of the Library as a space of contemplation, concentration and creativity. As a place where the printed page is in movement and transition, where the book can shift and flicker between a source of knowledge on the one hand, and a material support for artistic practice on the other.

PWA 2021 is supported by the Politiken-Fonden, Instituto Camões and the Embassy of Portugal, City of Aarhus, the Obel Family Foundation, Frimodt-Heineke Fonden, and Dreyers Fond.

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Pictures of Denmark. Sigvart Werner’s “Danmarksbillede”

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Curated by Anne Elisabeth ToftReflecting the…

Preliminary event program for PWA 2021

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Apply NOW for Workshop “Artist’s text for photobook-makers”.

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Last Places for Bookmaking Workshop with paula roush

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PAGE TURNER WORKSHOP Photobook workflow: photography,…

OPEN CALL 2021 Selected Books

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REMIX: Printed matter from the Caribbean

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Curated by Nadia Huggins In the…

Kyungwoo Chun – Breathing Images

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Not Bliss But Relief. Curated by Daria Tuminas

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‘Not Bliss But Relief’ is an…

Portugal Year Zero: the photobook as a space of intervention and resistance

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On 25 April 1974, Portuguese fascism…

Photobooks and Zines from Greenland

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Eye to Eye Greenland has been…

OPEN CALL – Self Published Photobooks

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OPEN CALL - Self Published Photobooks…

Hong Kong Photobook Festival Dummies in a Box!

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Photobook Dummy Award 2021 is one…

Exhibition Preview: A Day Full of Miracles, curated by Adam Mazur

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A Day Full of Miracles.  Transformation…

Companybooks as Photobooks

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The genre of companybooks is extremly…

Flux My Book!

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