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Artist talk: About photography and political identities w. Espen Rasmussen, Franziska Gilli and Jana Sophia Nolle
9. June 2019 15:00 - 16:30
Why should people on the far right be portrayed and given time in the media? And why is the female body still represented in a gender stereotypical way in a time after the revival of feminism?And how do you visualize a political challenge as homelessness?
After lunch, Copenhagen Photo Festival invites three artist talks in the containers and at Beddingen, with photographers who each use the photograph to document special political identities or otherwise visualize political issues.
We meet at festival’s iconic containers, where the Norwegian photographer, Espen Rasmussen, will introduce his project “White Rage”. Here, he will talk about his photographic practice, and why it – as photographer – also is important and relevant to portray a group of people who most people want to distance themselves from.
We stay at the containers but move up to the first floor, where Italian Franziska Gilli will present her photo exhibition “Bambola”, which goes behind the great, Italian TV-shows’s portrayal of women. Gilli grew up with former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, who had control over and owned several of Italy’s biggest media stations. With her project, she examines how the views on women is influenced by the large media’s fixed and gender stereotypical representation of the woman as a “bambola”, a doll.
Finally, we move to the German photographer, Jana Sophia Nolle, and her outdoor exhibition at Beddingen. Here, she gives an introduction to the works from the exhibition “Living Room”. In her multidisciplinary approach to her work with the gap between rich and poor, homelessness and gentrification, she includes elements from both photography, sculpture and performance. Nolle works with heavy political issues in a way where both the materiality and the visual expression matters.
Along the way, there will be a chance to ask questions about the artists and their exhibition.
With a festival wristbands, the event is free!