Photobook Week Aarhus 2023
Opens2 Nov 2023
Ends5 Nov 2023
- Location Aarhus
Photobook Week Aarhus turns ten in 2023 with an ambitious program under the theme Future Revisited.
Photobook Week 2023 will be a celebration of what is worth saving in times of trouble. Although our planet is suffering from our actions and things are getting worse every day, the event proposes 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.
The programme takes place in different locations in the Danish city: Galleri Image, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus School of Architecture, Dokk1 Library and HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art will house a wide variety of exhibitions, talks and workshops.
Following the theme, the Photobook Week will pay homage to Albert Renger Patzsch’s book “Die Welt ist schön” (The World is Beautiful), published 95 years ago. Side-themes will include Photonovels and Children’s Books, while on the geographical axis they will look at Estonia and Lebanon. The festival will also have a special focus on Artificial Intelligence as an image-making technique and a tool for creating new narratives. The event will close with the Sunday photobook market, showcasing photobooks from all over the world, both from second-hand dealers and from the publishers and artists themselves.
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 the festival’s contribution to it.