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Talk med Yana Wernicke under årets fotobogmarked på GL STRAND. Foto: Hans Vedsted

Lægger du eller din institution hus til en interessant fotoudstilling i juni 2024? Eller er du i gang med at koordinere en undergrundsudstilling i et af byens uafhængige udstillingssteder? Eller måske planlægger du en fotobogslancering, fotoperformance eller en artist talk med en anerkendt fotograf eller kamerabaseret kunstner?

Hvis det er tilfældet, kan du nu blive klogere på, hvad det vil sige, at være udstillings- eller eventpartner under Copenhagen Photo Festival, når vi inviterer til

FESTIVAL KICKSTART 2024

den 17. januar kl. 17-18.30.

i Villa Kultur på Krausesvej 3 på Østerbro

Her kan du høre mere om vores tanker for 2024, hvor vi fejrer 15 års jubilæum, og selv bringe gode ideer på banen. Vi ønsker nemlig at skabe en endnu stærkere sammenhængskraft på tværs af festivalens partnere. I løbet af mødet vender vi både publikumsbesøg, aktiviteter og nye initiativer såvel som markedsføringstiltag. Der bliver rig mulighed for at lufte ideer, forventninger og spørgsmål (se program nedenfor). 

I 2024 var der 44.000 besøgende på tværs af Copenhagen Photo Festivals +70 forskellige udstillings-, event-, og fotobogspartnere samt et imponerende udstillings-, talk- og eventprogram. Vi ser allerede nu frem til Copenhagen Photo Festival 2024 den 6.-16. juni og håber, at I vil være med til at fejre fotografiet sammen med os til den tid!

 Vi har en masse spændende ting i støbeskeen og vil blandt andet folde årets tema – ‘‘Entanglement’ – ud.

SU – Klik her for at tilmelde dig FESTIVAL KICKSTART 2024

Læs mere om at være festivalpartner her: https://copenhagenphotofestival.com/en/partner/

 


Bridges are Beautiful: Mød kunstneren bag!

Image credit: Marina Caneve

English text below 👇 

Kom og vær med, når Copenhagen Photo Festival, Fotografisk Center og Det Italienske Kulturinstitut sammen er værter for en aften i selskab med den internationalt anerkendte italienske kunstner Marina Caneve, der besøger Danmark i forbindelse med en researchtur omkring sit nuværende projekt “Bridges are Beautiful”. 

I samtale med festivaldirektør for Copenhagen Photo Festival, Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen, udfolder Caneve tankerne bag projektet "Bridges are Beautiful". Samtalen giver et indblik i den unge kvindelige kunstners modige og allerede omfattende kunstneriske praksis, der i det aktuelle projekt afsøger gråzonerne i vores naturbeskyttelse og økosystemer. Hun fortæller, hvordan projektet har relation til dansk naturbeskyttelse og biodiversitet, og sammen vil de to berøre den bredere diskussion af grænsedragninger, territorier og frihed og lægge op til en dialog med publikum.

OM PROJEKTET ‘BRIDGES ARE BEAUTIFUL’

Projektet ‘Bridges are Beautiful' undersøger med afsæt i naturbeskyttelsesloven Natura 2000, de steder i Europa, der har til formål at opretholde naturen og forbedre biodiversiteten. Biodiversiteten er i stigende grad truet af menneskeskabte infrastrukturer, der har en direkte indvirkning på økosystemerne. Naturbeskyttelsesloven blev vedtaget i 2014 med et krav om, at der skulle bygges broer rundt om i Europa for at fremme biodiversiteten.  Marina Caneve har sat sig for at fotografere de mere end hundrede broer i Europa, der er opført for at dyrene skal kunne bevæge sig frit. For spørgsmålet er, hvor frie dyrene egentlig er? Overvågning af dyrene sker i større grad end nogensinde før for at følge naturens tilstand og dokumentere, om tiltagene virker. Med sit projekt spørger Caneve, hvorvidt vores dyr lever frit eller om de konstant er under overvågning og i fangenskab. 

OM MARINA CANEVE

Marina Caneve (f. 1988), er en italiensk kunstner og fotograf uddannet fra Royal Academy of Arts i Haag (NL). Hun arbejder med miljømæssige, sociale og kulturelle forandringer gennem en forskningsbaseret og tværfaglig tilgang. I sine projekter ønsker hun at konfrontere vores uvidenhed om teknologiens indvirkning på vores miljø. I de seneste år har Caneve deltaget i forskningsprojekter, heriblandt forskningen om frihed og bevægelse blandt dyr i Europa. Caneves værker er en fast del af de italienske samlinger på MAXXI, MUFOCOo, ICCD, National Mountain Museum, Collezione Farnesina og i private samlinger.

PROGRAM

Kl. 17.00 Dørene åbnes, og der serveres et glas vin sponsoreret af Det Italienske Kulturinstitut.

Kl. 17.30 – 18.30 Samtale mellem kunstner Marina Caneve og direktør for Copenhagen Photo Festival, Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen. Efter samtalen kan publikum stille spørgsmål.

Samtalen foregår på engelsk.

ENTRÉ

Talken er gratis efter entréprisen er betalt:

- Voksne: 40 kr.

- Studerende / pensionister: 20 kr.

- Medlemmer: Gratis

Arrangementet finder sted på Fotografisk Center, Staldgade 16, 1699 København

www.fotografiskcenter.dk

Læs mere om Marina Caneve her: 

www.marinacaneve.com

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Bridges are beautiful: Talk with Festival Director Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen and the Italian artist Marina Caneve. 

Come and join us, when Copenhagen Photo Festival, Fotografisk Center, and the Italian Cultural Institute host an evening with the internationally accomplished Italian artist Marina Caneve, who is visiting Denmark as part of her research trip for her current project, Bridges are Beautiful. The project, promoted by FMAV Fondazione Modena Arti Visive, Italy, is supported by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture under the Italian Council program (2023).

In conversation with the festival director of Copenhagen Photo Festival, Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen, Caneve unfolds the thoughts behind the project Bridges are Beautiful. The talk is also about the young female artist’s courageous and already extensive practice, which currently explores the grey areas in our nature conservation and ecosystems. During the talk Caneve will talk about how the project relates to Danish nature conservation and biodiversity, and together they will touch on the broader discussion of boundaries, territories, and freedom, leading to a dialogue with the audience.

ABOUT THE PROJECT ‘BRIDGES ARE BEAUTIFUL’

The project Bridges are Beautiful is based on the Natura 2000 nature protection law, which aims to maintain nature and improve biodiversity. Biodiversity is increasingly threatened by human-made infrastructures that have a direct impact on the ecosystems. The nature protection law was passed in 2014 with a requirement to build bridges across Europe to gain biodiversity. 

Marina Caneve wants to photograph the more than hundred bridges in Europe that were built in relation so animals could move freely. The question is, how free the animals truly  are? Animal surveillance is happening more than ever to monitor the processes of nature and document whether initiatives are effective. 

ABOUT MARINA CANEVE 

Marina Caneve (b. 1988) is an Italian artist and photographer from the Royal Academy of Arts in Haag (NL). She’s exploring major environmental, social and cultural changes through a research based and multidisciplinary approach confronting our naive thoughts about the impact of technology on our environment. In recent years, Caneve has participated in research projects, including research on freedom and movement among animals in Europe. Caneve’s work can be found in the collections of institutions such as MAXXI, MUFOCO, ICCD, National Mountain Museum, Collezione Farnesina as well as private ones. Her work was shown in institutions such as MAXXI (Rome), La Triennale di Milano, Fotohof (Salzburg), Palazzo Reale (Milano), Institut Néerlandais (Paris).

PROGRAM

5:00 PM Doors open, and the Italian Cultural Institute serves a glass of wine. 

5.30 - 6.30 PM Talk with artist Marina Caneve and festival director of Copenhagen Photo Festival Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen. 

The talk will be in English. 

ENTRANCE 

The talk is free after the entrance fee has been paid: 

  • Adults: 40 DKK 
  • Students / pensioners: 20 DKK 
  • Members: Free

The event takes place at Fotografisk Center, Staldgade 16, 1699 Copenhagen 

www.fotografiskcenter.dk

Read more about Marina Caneve here: www.marinacaneve.com

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SUPERPOWER – Ghosts of the Atomic Age

Krümmel Kernkraftwerk on Elbe; Primary school in Tespe, part of Elbmarsch municipality. Photo: Oleksandr Martemianov

Ukrainian photographer spotlights the fragile superpowers of nuclear power in a new exhibition 

How do we tame the superpowers of technology – and is it possible? SUPERPOWER – Ghosts of the Atomic Age is a new photo-documentary exhibition at Dark Gallery CPH, opening on 29 September. Here, Ukrainian photographer Oleksandr Martemianov questions whether we can tame nuclear technology. With his analogue large-format camera, Martemianov has registered 23 nuclear power plants, highlighting the fragile superpowers of nuclear energy in his exhibition, which includes the recent headline-grabbing Russian occupation of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine to Sweden’s Barsebäck and Germany’s Krümmel nuclear power stations close to Danish boarders.

Explosive subject secretly photographed 

Over the past 4 years, Ukrainian photographer Oleksandr Martemianov has travelled Europe to document disused nuclear power plants with his analogue large-format camera – 23 locations in total. He has often had to photograph them surreptitiously to the best of his ability, since the caretakers of many decommissioned power stations prefer them to remain out of the public eye, and several of the plants are closed to the press and public. Desktop research has also been part of the photographer’s investigation, and he has spoken to some of the surprisingly few people tasked with guarding Europe’s defunct nuclear power plants.


Photo: Oleksandr Martemianov

The forgotten history of nuclear power 

In his first solo exhibition, the 33-year-old Sweden-based photographer and engineer unfolds the uneasy and entangled history of these nuclear power plants and the consequences they have had to society and human life. He poses the question: Are we as a society able to handle the complex, potent and impactful technology that we ourselves create – also in the future? A question that seems particularly relevant in a time when the energy crisis and war in Europe have revived old discussions both for and against nuclear power, and where artificial intelligence is reshaping our familiar notions of the scope and impact of our complex technologies.

Aging but highly potent technology 

SUPERPOWER showcases both the civilian and military aspects of the history of nuclear power – from the Krümmel plant in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, where the local population experienced an increase in leukemia cases, to the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which has recently suffered attack by Russian occupation forces. Martemianov’s extensive photo-documentary project sets out to investigate an aging, yet still highly potent technology and delves into the often secretive, questionable operations of these ghosts of the past, which, for better or worse, still have a great impact on the lives of many people.

From Chornobyl to Barsebäck 

Photographer Oleksandr Martemianov grew up in the aftermath of nuclear disaster close to the infamous nuclear power plant in Chornobyl in Ukraine and was born four years after the incident. Later he relocated to Sweden, not far from the controversial nuclear power plant Barsebäck, where he lives and works today.

“Although I grew up close to Chornobyl during a time when nuclear power was increasingly seen as a threat, I’ve sought to keep an open mind about the pros and cons of the technology. As an engineer, I am perhaps less afraid of technology in general. However, I find the politics and vested interests that surround this field of technology the most disturbing aspects of all. You need to ask yourself if we, as a society, can handle such complex technologies,” says Martemianov.

A slow practice and clean aesthetic approach 

Martemianov's practice of using the large format camera gives the project an unusual slowness. The slow, analogue approach to the modern temples of technology, that these nuclear power plants are, invite us to reflect. The result is a series of analogue colour photographs that are characterized by a clean aesthetic approach resembling both the 'Neue Sachlichkeit' (New Objectivity) of the early 20th century but also has a kinship with the Danish photographer Finn Larsen's very stringent images.

 


Photo: Barsebäcks kärnkraftverk

Meet the photographer at Dark Gallery CPH

SUPERPOWER is the photographer’s first solo exhibition and takes place at Dark Gallery CPH in Copenhagen, which is dedicated to analogue photography and photo documentary and aims to offer immersive, slow storytelling. The gallery has three unique Dark Spaces where visitors, in this case, bring light to the rooms themselves by using the flashlight in their mobile phones to experience the subtleties of the exhibits, such as Soviet-era maps of Europe’s nuclear power plants. On 20 and 21 October, visitors can meet Oleksandr Martemianov in person at the gallery for a chat about his project. On 5 November at 15:00, the gallery also hosts a talk with Oleksandr Martemianov and physicist Jon Hindsgaul Hansen on the subject: Are we as a society able to control the complex super technologies we create?


Oleksandr Martemianov photographing Barsebäck Nuclear Power Plant in Sweden with his large-format analogue camera, 2023. Photo: Dark Gallery CPH

Opening Night

29 SEPTEMBER – 4 to 6 PM
Join us for a glass of wine and meet the photographer
opening speech 4.30 PM

Exhibition facts 

Exhibition period: 29 September – 25 November 2023. 

Opening hours: Thursday-Friday at 12:00-17:30 

Saturdays: 11:00-15:30 

Events and talks

Meet the photographer: 20 + 21 October during opening hours. 

Talk with Oleksandr Martemianov and Jon Hindsgaul Hansen: Nov 5 at 15:00

Address

Dark Gallery CPH 

Ryesgade 103 B 

DK-2100 Copenhagen 

(+45) 2033 4926

www.darkgallery.dk

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"If it's not fun and hopeful, it is not sustainable”

Image credit: Rebeca Buenrostro

How can the cultural sector contribute to the green transition? And can it convey environmental art without being boring and didactic? The interdisciplinary curator and co-founder of Fotofestiwal Lodz, Krzysztof Candrowicz, who participated in Copenhagen Photo Festival’s panel discussion on sustainable art practices this summer, has recently published an inspiring article on the subject that we are happy to share on our platforms. Not least because Candrowicz preaches ‘pleasure activism’ and points to constructive and hopeful approaches to how we can engage with the green transition in our everyday practice of art and institutions.

 

“It is crucial to provide intelligible and stimulating artistic content that makes the public emotionally or intellectually engaged with the subject matter”Krzysztof Candrowicz, co-founder of Fotofestiwal Lodz

 

Art and photography as a conveyor of change

In the article The Bold and Sustainable published in the recent edition of Il Giornale dell’arte called New Images: The ecological Footprint of Photography, Candrowicz proposes numerous constructive go-to solutions to approaching the glooming climate crisis from an art or art institutional perspective. He convincingly argues that art in general is a tremendously effective method to raise awareness and create activism around pressing matters like the full-toned climate crisis – and that photography in particular can help convey comprehensive understanding to some of the approaching catastrophes because of its ability to “make distant realities visible and available for experiencing.” 

The institutional responsibility 

But the importance of the institutional practice surrounding art is equally important in bringing on a change for the benefit of the climate. Candrowicz argues that even though the radical crisis can be overwhelming, the cultural sector is crucial for a ‘structural reconstruction’ of how we understand and solve the crisis, and he points specifically to how institutions and festivals like Utopias Lahti, Getxophoto, Fotofestiwal Lodz, FUTURES Photography platform and our very own Copenhagen Photo Festival work with this transformation on both a curatorial level as well as institutionally.

Pleasure activism or doomsday practice?

Lastly he advocates for ‘pleasure activism’ – that it is a main point to find a balanced way of sustainable practice. It is actually instrumental for the green transition, because a ‘doomsday’ practice will only have the opposite effect. 

With permission by Candrowicz we can now share his full article in English here, so you can get your dose of positive green transition art practice inspiration – scroll to page 27 to 35 for Candrowitcz’s article. 

 

Click here to view the english version of the article

Click here to view the online version of the article in Italian

 


ENTANGLEMENT – Next year’s theme is announced!

Image credit: Detail from 'Soleil and Colin' from the series 'Talisman' by Kristina Knipe CPF solo artist 2023

At the closing event on the last day of the festival we were happy to not only present an inspiring and enlightening talk with three time World Press Photo winner, Mads Nissen, who will exhibit at the festival in 2024. We also announced the theme for next year’s festival: ENTANGLEMENT. 

Calling all photographers, exhibition venues and collaborators

With the 2024 theme we hope to shed light on how closely we are all connected, not only to each other but also to nature, culture and the big events influencing our lives in so many ways. Furthermore we hope the theme will inspire photographers, artists, exhibition partners and creative collaborators to reflect and engage with some of the urgent issues of our times. 

Just think of all the things that connect us. Visible relations like family, friends and communities or less visible like tech and AI that engages with your online footprints in unimaginable ways and connects us in vast datasets that we have no clue about. Whether we are included in neat, transparent networks or sweeped in unruly, messy or subtle bundles that seem impossible to untangle, there’s no way to evade the entanglements of our complex world. 

A hope to inspire to new collaborations and perspectives

The theme will first of all be relevant for all the photographers and artist seeking to present a solo exhibition at the 2024 Copenhagen Photo Festival. The theme is also relevant for our exhibition partners around the Copenhagen region, who will be invited to engage with the theme in some way for the next edition of the festival. Last but not least we hope to inspire collaborators and sponsors to approach the theme in new and inspiring ways to create new collaborations and perspectives.

2024 THEME TEXT: ENTANGLEMENT

The overarching theme for the 2024 festival edition is ‘entanglement’. A word or concept which refers to the way we are correlated over space and time to each other. To how we can have a mutual relationship or connection, in which one thing affects or depends on another. To the footprint that we leave, more or less intentionally.

The thought of being interconnected or interdependent can seem basic. In the sense that it is something which happens in our everyday life – whenever I do something it impacts my surroundings or relations, but it can also create reverberations that I did not foresee. With the word ‘entanglement’ we wish to focus even more closely on how we today seem to be not just connected in neat and nice networks or webs that we can observe, adjust and control.

In a global perspective with climate changes, wars, Western consumerism, AI technology or drug trafficking it is pertinent to talk about a concept like ‘entanglement’ to describe how big historical events as well as our own everyday life are closely connected and can mutually impact each other in unpredictable, unruly and even messy ways. In a complex world the connections are no longer easily traced, controlled or predicted.

When a brisk decision is made to invade Ukraine and the bread prices impact families all over the world. When a girl in Sweden refuses to go to school and impacts how we talk about global climate laws. When we realize that our personal travel plans impact ice melting in Greenland.

With our focus on entanglement for the 2024 Copenhagen Photo Festival we want to encourage open call applicants to examine our own impact on the world on a personal level as well as on how big events may circle out like rings in the water and hit us in unexpectedly and make us marvel, cry, laugh or wonder. 

We are particularly interested in applications that through camera-based media show us new perspectives in this entangled world of ours. Projects that both enlighten and inspire us to engage with the world, our relations and the entangled reality we live in.

Even though we live in an often frustratingly ever changing complex world, the complexity, the interconnectedness and the entanglement across time and space also possess beauty and hope that small changes can create large movements. That we as individuals actually can create reverberations, transform old structures and make a positive footprint too.


Strong event program across the city

Image credit: Joakim Eskildsen from his series 'Home works' exhibition at Fotografisk Center opening with a talk on 2. june.

Copenhagen Photo Festival presents the final festival program of the year, which, in addition to all the photo exhibitions, offers everything from inspiring talks and investigative panel debates to thought-provoking films and workshops that focus on rewilding. The festival opens with a curated grand opening event on 1 June, while three time World Press Photo winner Mads Nissen rounds off the festival with the last talk of the year on 11 June and unveiling of next year’s theme.

Copenhagen Photo Festival opens on Thursday 1 June with a large grand opening event that marks the beginning of 11 days filled with contemporary photography, powerful films and insightful talks. The festival's grand opening is celebrated with DJ, happy hour and a rewilded photo performance as well as guided tours by the exhibiting artists in the exhibition park's 13 exhibitions on Refshaleøen as a taste of what the festival has to offer.

Explore all exhibitions and events at the festival center

Topical talks and panels examine art, photography and sustainable practices

In addition to presenting its visitors with contemporary photography, Copenhagen Photo Festival also wants to create a space for dialogue and inspiration through an extensive program of talks and panels.

Under this year's main theme of ‘rewilding’, the festival opens the doors to a series of panel debates in collaboration with FUTURES Photography, where sustainable art practices, art in public space and the importance of artificial intelligence for future photography and art are discussed.

The panels include photographers exhibiting at the festival flanked by a number of guest speakers and experts such as Carina Hammer, responsible for sustainability at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Lisa Giomar Hydén Exhibitions Director at Fotografiska Stockholm and Majken Overgaard from Korridor, but also Raphaël Biollay, curator at Images Vevey and Jacob Theilgaard, director of Bæredygtigt Kulturliv.nu.

Reserve your seat at the panels

From Fryd Frydendahl to Torben Eskerod

In addition to the professional program on Refshaleøen, this year you can experience interesting conversations about photography all over the city, including at the photo book market at Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Theilgaard Academy, Thiemers Magasin and at the Fotografisk Center and Det Kgl. Library and a number of other exhibition venues of the festival. On the program are, among others, Fryd Frydendahl, Joakim Eskildsen, Per Bak Jensen, Ole Christiansen, Lærke Posselt and Torben Eskerod.

Explore all talks

‘Rewild’ your photographic skills

During the Copenhagen Photo Festival, there will be a series of workshops that will take you back to the early techniques of photography. Here you can try your hand at cyanotype, wet plate photography, polaroid transfer or sew your own notebook with the elegant Japanese bookbinding technique.

Explore all workshops

Photography in the Cinemateque

This year, Copenhagen Photo Festival also offers an extensive film program with subsequent talks both on Refshaleøen and in a special photo film program at the Cinematheque that shows e.g. acclaimed films by Sally Mann, Jacob Riis, Nan Goldin,Helmut Newton and the pioneeren and mad amn Eadweard Muybridge.

Explore all film screenings

Phie Ambo in dialogue about ‘rewilding’

At the festival center you can experience Phie Ambo's latest film "Organised Wildness", which focuses sharply on the dilemmas and conflicting interests that arise in a community in Thy in North Jutland, when the community is introduced to the rewilding of a local forest area. The film will be with English subtitles and after the screening Phie Ambo will enter a conversation on how we can rewild Denmark and have more wild nature. The film screening is made possible in collaboration with Imagine5 and Bio Bio.

Book your seat for Organiseret vildskab

Three-time World Press Photo winner puts the finishing touches on this year's festival

One of the world's most recognized photographers, Mads Nissen, who has won the main prize in World Press Photo three times, rounds off the Copenhagen Photo Festival with an artist talk about his latest project SANGRE BLANCA.

SANGRE BLANCA was made in a unique collaboration with the Colombian artist Juan Arreaza, and examines the journey of cocaine from a laboratory in Colombia to a nightclub in Kødbyen in Copenhagen. The project unfolds through photographs, oil paintings and installations and gives a unique insight into the historically high cocaine trade and its human consequences.

Open call 2024 kickoff

With this presentation, Mads Nissen connects to the Copenhagen Photo Festival 2024, where he will be headliner with his exhibition of SANGRE BLANCA. In connection with the talk, the veil will also be lifted for next year's main theme which kicks off the open call for the 2024 edition of Copenhagen Photo Festival.

Read more about the closing event

Explore the full festival programme


Phie Ambo’s ‘Organiseret Vildskab’ at the festival center

Image credit: Still from Phie Ambo's film 'Organiseret Vildskab'  2022. Drone photo by Anders Morgenthaler.

How do you make something wild that has been tamed for centuries? On 8 June we invite you to join us at the festival center for a screening and panel discussion of Phie Ambo’s latest film ‘Organiseret Vildskab’ about the rewilding of Hammer Bakke. The event is made possible by Imagine5 and Bio Bio.

Did you know that in Denmark we have less than two percent of wild nature left in Denmark? This makes us the second most cultivated country in the world. Rewilding nature is becoming increasingly important in the face of biodiversity loss and climate change

Denmark is, after Bangladesh, the most cultivated country in the world. This can be seen in our biodiversity, which has plummeted since the 1980s. We actually have less than two percent of wild nature left in Denmark, and something must now be done about that.

The dilemmas of ‘rewilding’

The Danish Nature Foundation has acquired a large area in Hammer Bakker with production forest, which is to be converted into wild nature with large grasses, butterflies and, with a little luck; a golden eagle or two. It is Denmark's largest forest project and the rewilding of Hammer Bakker in a way forms a kind of vanguard for the 15 nature national parks that the government has decided must be created in the future.

How can we go back?

Phie Ambo’s Organiseret Vildskab is about the process in which we all – both humans and animals – must participate in order to save the pieces of Danish nature. Because how do you make something wild that has been tamed for so long?

Organiseret Vildskab is about how we humans can be included in the great narrative that is of nature.

Film screening and panel discussion 8 june

Join us for the screening of Organiseret Vildskab followed by a panel discussion and conversation with the director, Phie Ambo around how we can rewild Denmark, what will the transformation realistically look like and how can individual citizens do their part to ensure we get there. The panel will be led by Alexander Holm (podcast host and Den dyriske Time) and include the perspectives Phie Ambo (director), Rasmus Willig (Andelsgaarde) and a student film maker.

  • 16:30 - Welcome & Screening of "Organiseret Vildskab"
  • 17:30 - Panel + Q&A
  • 18:30 - Delve into guided reflection & get to know the panelists and one another
  • 19:00 Closing of Event

This event is created as a collaboration between CPF, Imagine5 who is an impact media foundation co-creating for a sustainable future and Bio-Bio who disseminates the green transition through documentaries, talks and theater.

Limited seating – book your seat here! 

NB! Please note that the event is free if you have a festival ticket, but you need to reserve your seat via Imagine5's Billetto-link – if you have already bought a festival ticket, you will get it refunded via Imagine5 when showing your ticket at the screening.


Open Call with Shirin Neshat

Image credit: Rodolfo Martinez

Do you want to have your photographic art reviewed by renowned artist Shirin Neshat? Our media partner, the award winning photography organization Der Greif, is right now inviting photographers worldwide to submit their works that respond to a line from the poem Common Love by Persian poet Ahmad Schamlou: “I am a common pain, scream me!”. The open call is guest edited by Shirin Neshat and the chosen photographers will be featured in Der Greif’s upcoming print issue #16. Deadline for submitting work is already 25 May!

Neshat, who often uses poetry as a source of inspiration, explains that the poem deeply resonates with her and speaks about our shared humanity. She adds, “We all grapple with grief and trauma, both on an individual and collective level. But with this common ground, we feel less alone. This is human nature: we see and feel that others experience similar struggles therefore we feel bonded and hopeful. That is why we create art and culture to reach beyond our differences.”

Der Greif is excited to receive submissions for issue #16, and this is a rare opportunity for artists to have their work seen by Shirin Neshat, one of the most influential contemporary artists of our time. Selected artists will have their work published in the upcoming issue, and get the chance to be part of related events Der Greif will organise for the magazine release during the international photography fair Paris Photo 2023, which takes place November 9th -12th.

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About Der Greif

Der Greif is an award-winning contemporary photography organisation. Through crowdsourcing, Der Greif brings together diverse voices and provides a platform and visibility for a range of practitioners and their works. Since 2008, Der Greif has engaged with topics like changing authorship perceptions, image de- and re-contextualization, appropriation, and artistic approaches to photographic archives and remix culture.

Der Greif's publications demonstrate how pairings of images by different authors can generate new meanings. Der Greif explores the creation, distribution, and reception of images - in print, on screens, and in exhibitions. The organisation reflects on and questions the role of images: how we construct and perceive our environment and our respective responsibilities within it.

Since issue #11, Der Greif has been guest-edited by artists Jason Fulford, Broomberg & Chanarin, Penelope Umbrico and Sylvie Fleury, among others.

Der Greif has worked with institutions such as FOAM, Aperture Foundation, C/O Berlin, Fotomuseum Winterthur and published works from about 3.000 photographers, artists and authors in printed publications as well as online.

Check out Der Greif here


Aesthetica x CPF – FREE gift!

Image credit: Amy Harrity, Simoné En Su Luz for Tidal Magazine. Creative Director: Indigo Sky Creative. Stylist: Heather Rest. Hair: Annie Martinez. Make-up: Mayela Sepulveda.

We are excited to be working with Aesthetica Magazine as a media partner in connection with the 2023 festival. To mark this partnership, Aesthetica is offering you a complementary digital edition of their beautiful magazine!

Aesthetica Magazine 

You will be inspired by Aesthetica Magazine. It is a worldwide destination for art and culture. The magazine was founded in 2003 and is the go-to publication for the latest news, features and reviews. The magazine is a bastion for independent ideas and thought featuring innovative practitioners working across art, design, photography, sculpture, installation, architecture, fashion and film. 

Editorial Focus
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Extensive photo film programme at Cinemateket

Image credit: Helmut Newton - The Bad And The Beautiful

As part of this year's Copenhagen Photo Festival we are happy to present an extensive film programme at Cinemateket in the center of Copenhagen. The film house is celebrating the art of photography by showing a number of unique films by and about prominent photographers – from Muybridge and Newton to Nan Goldin, Sally Man, Jette Bang and Steen Møller Christensen.

Several screenings are followed by a talk about the film and photographer. We look forward to seeing you at Cinemateket!

Programme at the Cinemateket

From 6 to 17 June, you can find : 

6 June - 'What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann' by Steven Cantor

9 June - 'All the Beauty and the Bloodshed' by Laura Poitras

10 June - 'Exposing Muybridge' by Mark Shaffer

10 June - 'Helmuth Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful' by Gero von Boehm

14 June - 'Flash of a Dream' by Robert Michael Fox

14 June - 'Helmuth Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful' by Gero von Boehm

16 June - 'Exposing Muybridge' by Mark Shaffer

17 June - 'Flash of a Dream' by Robert Michael Fox

17 June - 'All the Beauty and the Bloodshed' by Laura Poitras

How to participate? 

Place: Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, Kbh K
Ticket price: 85 kr. (55 kr. for members).

Read more about the programme and buy your ticket at Cinemateket