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 Fluxus, to highlight their role as sources of inspiration. Genres such as multiples, magazines and company books will be just as important as photographic publications, and we will highlight the book production in the Caribbean region, in Greenland, and Portugal.

Overlaps with artists’ books, video and film are inherent to the photobook medium, and will be explored in depth. 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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Program of Events and Talks

Please note that these are difficult times to plan and produce a festival. Thus, this is a preliminary program for the talks and events, which may be subject to change.

 

Thursday 14.10.2021:

17:00 Opening at Aarhus School of Architecture (AAA)
Opening speech by Jesper Rasmussen and welcome cocktail
18:00 Bus departure to HEART Museum, Herning (limited places)
19:30 Rafael Vostell, in conversation with Moritz Neumüller and Jesper Rasmussen, Auditorium of HEART Museum
21:00 Bus departure from HEART Museum
22:00 Bus arrival in Aarhus (AAA parking lot)

Friday 15.10.2021:

10.00 – 13.15 at AAA Auditorium:
10.00 – 10:45 A Day Full of Miracles, by Adam Mazur
10:45-11:30: Danish Welfare Architecture in Photography and Photobooks, Conversation with Anne Elisabeth Toft and Jannie Rosenberg Bendsen

Coffee break

11:45-12:30: Sigvart Werner: Photographs and Photobooks, Conversation with Anne Elisabeth Toft and Tove Thage
12.30 – 13.00 REMIX: Printed Matter From the Caribbean, by Nadia Huggins (St Vincent & the Grenadines) and Nelson R. de Arellano (Cuba)
13.00 – 13.15 Kassel Dummies and Hong Kong Winners, presented by Moritz Neumüller

Lunch break

Afternoon at Galleri Image
15.00 – 15.10 Introduction by Beate Cegielska
15:10 – 15:45 Online talk with Kyungwoo Chun
Coffee break
16.00 – 16:45 Photobooks and Zines from Greenland, by Inuuteq Storch
16:45 – 17:30 Not Bliss But Relief, by Daria Tuminas and Sanne van den Elzen

Saturday 16.10.2021:

10.00 – 16:30 at ARoS:
10.00 – 11.30 Company books as Photobooks, by Thomas Wiegand and Bart Sorgedrager
Coffee break
11.45 – 13.30 Portugal Year Zero, by José Luis Neves
Lunch break
14.00 – 15.00 Moritz Neumüller and Jesper Rasmussen in conversation with Lars Movin, on Fluxus books and the Danish Flux scene
15.00 – 16.30 Screening of movie: The Misfits, by Lars Movin.
In parallel: Workshop paula roush and Workshop on artists’ texts by Alexandra Athanasiadou (online)

Sunday 17.10.2021:

11.00 – 16.00 at Godsbanen: Open Book Market
11.00h Opening
12:00h Presentation round of the publishers and the selected self-published books, by Verónica Losantos
13.00h Page Turner Workshop results, presented by paula roush
14.00h Show&Tell with the authors:
-Tofu Collective
-Sarah Schorr, Galleri Image
-Jonas Dahlström, Kerber Verlag
-Mads Greve, Book Lab
15.30h Closing ceremony with beer & chocolates sponsored by Fuur Bryghus & Simply

Publishers confirmed:
Breadfield Press, Fragment, Roulette Russe, Book Lab, Tofu Collective, Essarter Editions, Wunderbuch, Space Poetry, Galleri Image, Books & Music, Lasse Krog Møller & Thomas Wiegand.
„One Book per Publisher“:
KesselsKramer, Kehrer Verlag, RM, Revolver Publishing, Spector Books, Böhm Kobayashi, Dienacht, Kominek, Disko Bay, La Fabrica, Dalpine, Hydra, Jacob Aue Sobol, Art Paper Editions, The Eriskay Connection & Van Zoetendaal, among others.
And a selection of self-published books from our open call.

Preliminary exhibition program for PWA 2021

The Company Photobook, curated by by Thomas Wiegand and Bart Sorgedrager (Aros, level 3, 14 – 17 Oct. 2021).
Danish Welfare Architecture and Its Image, curated by Anne Elisabeth Toft and Jannie Rosenberg Bendsen. (AAA Library, 15. – 24.10.2021).
Pictures of Denmark. Sigvart Werner’s Danmarksbillede, curated by Anne Elisabeth Toft. (AAA Library, 15. – 24.10.2021).
Portugal Year Zero, curated by José Luis Neves (Aros, level 3, 14 – 17 Oct. 2021).
A Day Full of Miracles, curated by Adam Mazur. (AAA Auditorium, 14 – 17 Oct. 2021).
Kassel Dummies (AAA Library Installation, 14 – 17. 10. 2021).
Hong Kong Winners (AAA Auditorium, 14 – 17 Oct. 2021).
Flux my Book! (Aros, level 3, 14 – 17 Oct. 2021).
Multipl-eye-ing Fluxus (HEART Museum Herning, 14. – 30. 10. 2021).
Kyungwoo Chun: Breathing Images, Galleri Image, 14 – 17. 10. 2021
Eye to Eye. Photobooks and Zines from Greenland, by Inuuteq Storch, Galleri Image, 14 – 17. 10. 2021
Not Bliss But Relief, curated  by Daria Tuminas, Galleri Image, 14 – 17. 10. 2021
REMIX: Printed matter from the Caribbean, curated by Nadia Huggins. (AAA Auditorium, 14 – 17 Oct. 2021)

 

Please note that this information can still change, and check back regularly!

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