’Time Dilate’  – an exhibition of Danish photobooks at Hong Kong Photobook Festival 5-21 November 2022

Curated by Ida Nissen on behalf of Galleri Image and Photobook Week Aarhus

Motivation and concept

This exhibition is the first presentation of Danish contemporary photo books at Hong Kong Photobook Festival. It brings together 20 photobooks produced by artists within the last decade and presents practices existing within the broader field of contemporary photography, responding to its shifting and overlapping conditions. Moving beyond the photo book as a linear narrative or as a container for typologies, the practices on view in this exhibition foreground the photo book as a dynamic and complex creative practice. The working title refers to how time is experienced differently across different zones. This exhibition is divided into 4 zones taking us from the experience of time, space and technology, the everyday, memory and transformation, and the examining of landscape and nature. The artists incite a voyage leading us at different visual paces through personal and collective challenges, transitions, and wider existential speculations, all with an underlying sensibility to the specific nature of the book and the viewer’s eye. Some of the publications on display in this exhibition are the artists first artist book and several on view in Hong Kong for the first time. After the exhibition in Hong Kong, the books will be sent to Seoul, South Korea where they will be shown next year.

List of included artists and photobooks, divided by the 4 zones in the exhibition

Time, technology, and speculative worlds
Rebecca Krasnik, Time Times Three, 2021
Sara Brincher Galbiati & Peter Helles Eriksen & Tobias Selnæs Markussen, The Merge, 2020
Johan Rosenmunthe, Tectonic, 2015
Emil Salto, One Hand, and the Other, 2014

Language of the everyday
Elisabeth Molin, Fanta for the Ghosts 2021
Fryd Frydendahl, Never Run Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly, 2020
Absalon Kirkeby, Still Fantasy, 2022
Albert Elm, ‘What Sort of Life is This’ 2017
Tine Bek, The Vulgarity of Being Three-Dimensional 2021

Transition, transformation, and memory
Lisbet Nielsen, Siggie, 2021
Alexander Arnild Peitersen, From Now On, 2021
Matilde Søes Rasmussen, Unprofessional, 2021
Astrid Kruse Jensen, Beauty Will Always Be Disturbed, 2015
Ida Nissen, SCRIM, 2022
Inuuteq Storch, Keepers of the Ocean, 2022
Anette H. Flensbburg, Vi bor i hinanden, 2014

Moving through landscape and nature
Adam Jeppesen, Flatlands, 2015
Lotte Fløe Christensen ‘Constructions’ 2017
Sarah Schorr, Color of Water, 2021
Nicolai Howalt, Old Tjikko, 2019