Join the Festival's Exclusive Guided Tour to Louisiana

Step into The Detour of Identity, a groundbreaking exhibition where the enigmatic works of Roni Horn meet the cinematic genius of masters like Hitchcock and Bergman. The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art invites CPF festival pass guests to the museum (with a 25% discount) and a free guided tour of the Roni Horn exhibition on Wednesday, June 12th at 16.30.  Unveiling hidden layers of eroticism and desire, this Nordic debut of Horn’s art promises an unforgettable journey through the subtle and profound.

About The Artist

The Detour of Identity marks the first major solo presentation of Roni Horn (b. 1955) in the Nordic region. Renowned as one of the most influential and acclaimed contemporary artists, Roni Horn's work spans photography, drawing, and sculpture. A distinctive figure in contemporary art, known for her extensive work in photography, sculpture, and drawing—her primary medium. Her exhibitions have been featured in leading museums worldwide, and she is also an accomplished writer with numerous published books. Central to Horn's art is the exploration of identity. She poses fundamental questions about self, gender, emotional language, and the relationship between nature and humanity. Her artworks serve as concrete responses, open to interpretation. 

Discounts for Guests with a Festival Pass

Helle Søndergaard, the arts facilitator at Louisiana, will take you on a tour of the current exhibition featuring acclaimed American contemporary artist Roni Horn. Horn's work spans multiple media, including film and photography. The exhibition, characterized by a seemingly razor-sharp and cool aesthetic, contrasts themes of humanity and landscape, permanence and changeability, and obscurity and transparency, all expressed through the dynamic interplay of light, water, and weather.

The exhibition delves into themes of subtle undertones, secret messages, and erotic signals, showcasing Horn’s art in dialogue with classic films by directors such as Bergman, Dreyer, von Trier, Chabrol, and Hitchcock. These pairings reveal the profound influence of cinema on Horn’s work and highlight an intense focus on sexuality, the body, eroticism, and desire—elements often hidden beneath the surface of her conceptual imagery. Key works from throughout her career are featured, illustrating these intricate themes.

Book you exclusive free guided tour ticket here (you have to show the festival pass too)

Image Credit: Roni Horn, Cabinet of, 2001-2002, C prints, 36 parts (detail). Courtsey kunstneren og Hauser & Wirth ©Roni Horn

Introducing FRAMES Magazine: on paper and podcast

A passion for photography on paper, engaging people in photography and in depth podcasts about photography – what's not to like? We are very excited to introduce a new, cool media partner for this year's festival as we are teaming up with the breathtaking Swiss FRAMES Magazine, who have just released a podcast on their platform with our festival director Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen.

FRAMES magazine was established during Covid-19 and already a few years on the magazine has a large and growing international following. The magazine share our passion for encouraging creativity, analogue photography and a keen interest in engaging a community around photography which made it a natural next step to collaborate – and all our festival guests and followers benefit too from this match.

Click on play to listen to the FRAMES podcast with festival director Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen 

Photography belongs on paper

The engaged team behind FRAMES Magazine strongly believe that excellent photography belongs on paper. As a modern photography magazine in a digital world, their goal is to bring compelling photographs, and the stories behind them, to the hands of professionals and admirers alike.  "Four times a year, FRAMES gives photographers of all genres and mediums a place for their art to be seen and voices to be heard. We believe in providing a community that inspires people to pick up a camera and let their creativity run wild," says chief editor Tomasz Trzebiatowski.

"Each quarterly edition of FRAMES contains 112 pages printed on the highest quality 140g uncoated paper. Our subscribers receive the magazine delivered straight to their doorstep. We feature both established and emerging photographers of different genres. We pay very close attention to new, visually striking, thought-provoking imagery, while respecting the long-lasting tradition of photography in its purest incarnation. FRAMES features work of both established and emerging photographers of different genres and mediums."

Discounts for festival guests and followers

Our partnership with FRAMES magasin is also benefitting the Copenhagen Photo Festival's guests and followers as you can delve into the contents of the physical magazine at our CPF Photo Book both at the Photo Book Market 8 and 9 June. As a one off chance all new subscribers get a 15% discount when signing up at the photo book market.

FRAMES' subscribers automatically gain full access to monthly issues of FRAMES Digital Companions and FRAMES Photography Circle membership platform, including online LIVE events with their photographer guests.

Sign up to the physical magazine using the discount code CPF15 for 15% off. 

Creating community and deepening the knowledge around photography with podcasts

Another good reason to follow the FRAMES Magazine endavours, is the FRAMES podcast series with interviews with notable artists, photographers and people within the industry. We highly recommend the latest podcast where host W. Scott Olsen interviews our festival director, Maja Dyrehauge Gregersen, about the history and particular curatorial quality of the Copenhagen Photo Festival as well as her thoughts about the future of the festival.


“So, what do you do the rest of the year?”

Image credit: Fransesco Martello

The short answer to that question is that making a festival is all about making connections. With artists, curators, collaborators, partners, venues, producers and sponsors. 

Making new connections

Making a festival is like making a big unruly puzzle that has to fall into place – from conceptualising and planning the festival to making the initial contacts, finding funds and doing the final production, communication and execution of all the activities related to the festival. It takes time, collective effort and perseverance.

Supporting and establishing our community

As an organisation that is passionate about photography, we in addition to the festival also support our local Nordic photo scene with various initiatives year round. From special events or tours, editorial recommendations of new exhibitions, books and events on our platforms, to special opportunities for emerging talents and commercial collaborations. 

Open calls, kick-off and exhibition pop-ups in the fall

So, over the fall we will be working at next year’s festival and supporting local photo related initiatives. We run our open calls to exhibit at next year’s festival, participate in Culture Night for the first time and invite existing and invite new partners for a partner kick-off meeting where we will present our ideas for next year’s festival! 

Invitation to collaborate!

If you already have ideas for collaborations, partnerships or new initiatives, do not hesitate to reach out – send us an email via the link below and sketch up your idea or suggestion. Your input is very important for us and for the festival to thrive and grow organically in sync with our contemporary world. 

WRITE US HERE

 

Mark these dates!

Speaking of our activities! To keep you posted about our activities in the coming months we have also collected a list that relates to both the festival and our year round activities below. We hope you will mark the dates and we will follow up with more info soon!

Editors’ recommendations: Tip us now

Our first round of recommendations to what’s happening on the Danish and Nordic photo scene is coming up very soon. We hope to send the first newsletter out around 1 September, so do not hesitate to tip us if you have lens-based exhibitions, book launches or events in the making! 

Open call 2024: Deadline for applying is 15 september

We already announced next year’s theme, ‘entanglement’, on the last day of the festival in June. And right now we are in the middle of our annual call for artists, who wish to engage with the theme and present a solo exhibition in our festival center. 

Visit us at Kulturnatten: 13 October 6 to 12 pm

In October we plan to be part of the big Copenhagener event Kulturnatten (Culture Night) for the first time ever. You can meet the team and see works by Magnum photographer Nanna Heitmann and our FUTURES talents 2023 at our venue FRAME in Refshaleøen. 

Festival exhibition partner kick off meeting: 1 november

In November we invite new and future exhibition partners interested in exhibiting with the festival next year to an afternoon kick off meeting. Here we will present our festival, thoughts on next year’s edition. Our hope is that we can also learn more about our partners, brainstorm  together on new initiatives to lift the partnership and inspire to new partnerships!

FUTURES Talents Open Call 2024: 1 november to 1 december

In November we also open the call for emerging photography talents to become next years selected FUTURES Talents. Each year we get to choose 5 talents that are offered special mentorship, networking and exhibition opportunities within the European FUTURES Photography platform.


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.

Read more

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


Hvad sker der på fotoscenen?

English below

Hvem har lige udgivet en fed fotobog? Hvilken udstilling er et must-see? Og var der ikke noget med en fantastisk film om fire kvindelige fotografer i Grand for nylig?

Vi i teamet bag CPF har ofte savnet et sted, hvor man kunne orientere sig om dansk og nordisk fotografi. Det er vi måske ikke de eneste, der har. Måske ville vores mange fotoengagerede følgere faktisk også blive glade for anbefalinger til den næste tankevækkende fotooplevelse?

Vi ved det ikke. For vi har hverken lavet en brugerundersøgelse eller fokusgrupper. Det er blot en mavefornemmelse. Men vi ved, at vi er godt orienteret i fotomiljøet og ofte også får skønne tips om fantastiske fotooplevelser. Desværre har vi ikke altid haft mulighed for at dele dem. 

Et naturligt samlingspunkt

Så måske skulle vi gøre en indsats for at dele dem og selv være det samlingspunkt? I vores arbejde har vi helt naturligt snitflader til mange forskellige aktører på fotoscenen – fra kunstnere, gallerier og museer til dokumentarfotografer, fotobogforlag og mange internationale samarbejdspartnere.

Få nyheder fra fotoscenen i din indbakke

Derfor har vi nu besluttet at gå i luften og simpelthen prøve et format af, hvor vi deler vores personlige anbefalinger og aktuelt nyt fra primært den danske fotoscene i vores nyhedsbrev. Ambitionen er at sende noget ud ca. hver anden eller tredje uge. 

Vi håber, I vil tage vel imod det – det er som I fornemmer stadig under udvikling! Vi tager derfor rigtig gerne imod tips og konstruktiv feedback på konceptet. Kontakt os på info@copenhagenphotofestival.com

Hvis du ikke allerede abonnerer på vores nyhedsbrev, kan du skrive dig op her

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What's happening on the Nordic photo scene?

Shout out to all our lovely followers in the Nordic countries! Get our best tips and recommendations to photo exhibitions, events, books and more: Our new photo recommendation initiative is now live via our newsletter!

We – in the team behind CPF – have often longed for a place to get the latest news about Danish and Nordic photography. We are probably not the only ones. Maybe a lot of our photo enthusiastic audience would actually also appreciate qualified recommendations for the next thought provoking photo exhibition, engaging photo talk or joyful photo book?

Get news about the photo scene via our newsletter

We actually do not know – we have not made a user survey or a focus group. It is just a gut feeling – our passion jolting! Therefore we have now decided to try a new format out, where we will share our recommendations and news from primarily the Danish photo scene in our newsletter. 

Our ambition is to publish the recommendations in Danish to our Nordic audience every two or three weeks to test the format. Our hope is to follow up with recommendations in English too for our international newsletter followers.

Sign up here

We hope you will! And do not hesitate to contact us if you have any tips for exhilarating photo events in the Nordic region via press@copenhagenphotofestival.com