From 100 Year Old Negatives to NFTs

Do you know what an NFT is? Do you know what use it has or how to purchase one? Many of us have no clue about NFTs, the potential of this new blockchain technology or even its use and influence on the art world. But on NFT Friday 10 June you can get wiser on all of this when we invite you to join us for an afternoon about NFT technology and photography. Together with EyeEye.me we investigate its potentials, possibilities and the many new perspectives NFT’s have in relation to art, archives and photography.

Join us for NFT Friday

Friday 10 May Copenhagen Photo Festival invites everyone with an interest in photography, art or archives to join us at the Festival Center for NFT Friday, a talk and workshop on NFT technology with the three guys behind the Danish online NFT gallery EyeEye.me. The eyeopening afternoon begins with a talk and ends with a workshop about art and NFTs.

The Blossom Expedition

The  Copenhagen based online gallery will talk about their own story and how art and technology can benefit from each other. They use the NFT-technology to turn old negatives from The Blosson Expedition, an Atlantic expedition, into digital art on the blockchain.

When the three-masted schooner Blossom traveled the Atlantic Ocean in the 1920s, exploring exotic locations in Africa and South America, its crew members could hardly have imagined that the photographic records of their expedition would become the focal point of an art project almost 100 years later.

From 100 year old negatives to NFTs

Had anyone tried to explain to them what the project entailed, they would have dismissed it as pure science fiction. Indeed, the technological gap between the fragile, faded negatives that still exist as memories of ‘the Blossom Expedition’ and today’s digital space is almost unimaginable. Nevertheless, it has been bridged by three Danes who decided to join forces and introduce a way of making art that is quite unusual in Denmark.

Unique digital art objects

The idea of making digital art out of the negatives was born. Marc Fluri, Sebastian Tiku Lybecker and the third project member, Jesper Munk, decided to conduct an experiment – they would transform some of the photographs from the expedition into NFTs, turning something that was never thought of as artistic into unique digital art objects.

After the talk, Eye Eye’s own crypto currency expert, Jesper Munk, will give an introduction to how you can purchase NFT’s yourself.

Programme for NFT Friday

16-17 Eye Eye talk.

The talk will be in Danish and will take place in the Festival Cinema at Frame and is open for all with a Festival Pass

17-17.45 Eye Eye workshop.

To participate you have to remember your Iphone. The workshop will take place in the Festival Cinema at Frame and take you through:

Understanding what an NFT is.

How to create a wallet to store the NFT.

Purchase cryptocurrency for the NFT.

View it in your wallet.

(sign up at hello@eyeeye.me)

17-20 Apéro with DJ Henrique Hinnerfeldt

Join us for an afternoon drink and some great tunes with DJ Henrique Hinnerfeldt.

 

 


Louisiana Museum and Copenhagen Photo Festival collaborate

Photo credit: Diane Arbus poses for a rare portrait in the Automat at Sixth Avenue between 41st & 42nd Street in New York, New York circa 1968. (Photo by Roz Kelly/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Dansk tekst nedenfor

Copenhagen Photo Festival and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art are collaborating in connection with this year's photo festival in June. This means that anyone with a festival ticket can get a discount at the entrance to Louisiana during the festival period. The museum has also arranged a special tour of the current exhibition Diane Arbus, Photographs 1956-1971 only for Copenhagen Photo Festival guests free of charge. Festival guests are also invited to participate in the Louisiana Lecture on Diane Arbus with the British author Geoff Dyer. 

Copenhagen Photo festival guests can now look forward to a special benefit when they buy a ticket to this year's festival. This year, the ticket not only gives access to the many exhibitions, talks and events in the Festival Center on Refshaleøen. If you are a Festival Pass holder, you also get half price at the entrance to the beautiful art museum in Humlebæk north of Copenhagen during the festival period 2.-12. June. 

Take a special tour with Arbus

If you are interested in photography, the current exhibition is an absolute must. Until August, Louisiana Diane Arbus, Photographs 1956-1971 about the American photographer with the special eye for crooked existences and lop-sided perspectives. She was one of the crucial figures in the development of contemporary art photography, and on June 7, the museum invites you to an exclusive tour of the exhibition for 30 of the photo festival's guests. The museum is free upon presentation of a special festival ticket, which can be purchased via the link below.

Book your festival Pass tour ticket 

Louisiana also invited Copenhagen Photo Festival’s photo enthusiastic guests to join the Louisiana Lecture on Diane Arbus on June 8 at 19.30 with author and critic Geoff Dyer. Dyer has written several books on photography and will talk about Arbus' special ability to capture what you do not otherwise see in your photographs. The lecture is held in English, and you can register by sending an email to info@copenhagenphotofestival.com. There are only a few VIP tickets available, so do not hesitate to book your seat. 

Read more about Geoff Dyer's Louisiana Lecture

Read more about Diane Arbus and the exhibition

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Louisiana og Copenhagen Photo Festival samarbejder

Copenhagen photo Festival og Louisiana har indgået et samarbejde i forbindelse med årets fotofestival i juni. Det betyder, at alle med en festivalbillet kan få rabat på indgangen til Louisiana. Museet har desuden  arrangeret en særomvisning i udstillingen Diane Arbus, Photographs 1956-1971 kun for Copenhagen Photo Festivals gæster samt inviteret interesserede til at deltage i en Louisiana Lecture om Arbus med den britiske forfatter Geoff Dyer. 

Copenhagen Photo festivals  gæster kan nu se frem til en særlig fordel, når de køber billet til årets festival. I år giver billetten ikke blot adgang til de mange udstillinger, talks og events i Festival Centrum på Refshaleøen. Man får også  halv pris på indgangen til det smukke kunstmuseum i Humlebæk nord for København i festivalperioden 2.-12. juni, hvis man kan fremvise en festivalbillet. 

Tag på særomvisning med Arbus

Interesserer man sig for fotografi er den aktuelle udstilling et must. Frem til august viser Louisiana Diane Arbus, Photographs 1956-1971 om den amerikanske fotograf med det særlige blik for de skæve eksistenser. Hun var en af de helt afgørende skikkelse for udviklingen af moderne kunstfotografi, og den 7. juni inviterer museet til en særomvisning i udstillingen for 30 af  fotofestivalens gæster. Omvisningen og entreen til museet er gratis mod forevisning af en særlig festivalbillet, som kan købes via linket herunder

Book din festival billet med omvisning

VIP-billetter til Louisiana Lecture om Arbus med Geoff Dyer

Louisiana har desuden stillet et antal VIP-billetter til rådighed til den britiske forfatter Geoff Dyers  Louisiana Lecture om Diane Arbus den 8. juni kl. 19.30. Dyer har skrevet flere bøger om fotografi og vil tale om Arbus’ særlig evne til at indfange det, man ellers ikke ser i sine fotografier. Foredraget afholdes på engelsk, og man kan tilmelde sig ved at sende en mail til info@copenhagenphotofestival.com. Der er kun få VIP-billetter til rådighed, så skynd dig at booke din billet. 

Læs mere om Geoff Dyers Louisiana Lecture

Læs mere om Diane Arbus og udstillingen


Trine Søndergaard Investigates Time and History

Now you can experience world-class photography by Trine Søndergaard in the scenic surroundings at Greve Museum. Trine Søndergaard is currently presenting the exhibition "Faraway Nearby", which is the culmination of a multi-year collaboration between the photo artist and Greve Museum where she unites past and present in 25 new photographic works. 

The internationally recognized photographic artist, Trine Søndergaard (b. 1972) has enriched the Danish and international art scene with her quiet and powerful imagery for decade. Søndergaard is known for curiously exploring spatial and human silence and stillness in her works.

New photographic meetings

The exhibition now showing at Greve Museum includes 25 new photographic works, where Søndergaard unites her photographic gaze, the museum's historical textiles and local young people who have been models for the new series of portraits. The exhibition explores what happens when historical textiles are used in a new context. It can open up new perspectives and interpretations of the meanings of museum objects and of history.

Talk and Tapas with Trine

In connection with the exhibition the museum invites you to experience the extraordinary works and a conversation between Trine Søndergaard and head of Greve Museum, Mette Tapdrup Mortensen 3 June. Here they will explore the unique meeting between the photograph and hidden objects in a cultural history museum. They talk about how the many layers of memory and women's experiences throughout history have become the focal point of the photo exhibition. 

After the talk there will be plenty of opportunity to experience the exhibition "Faraway Nearby" on your own and the museum will serve homemade tapas with delicious organic ingredients in the museum's café. 

Find out more about the exhibition and event

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Trine Søndergaard udforsker historien

Oplev fotokunst i verdensklasse i naturskønne omgivelser, når Greve Museum inviterer til tapas og talk med Trine Søndergaard den 3. juni. Trine Søndergaard er aktuel med udstillingen ”Faraway Nearby”, som er kulminationen på et flerårigt samarbejde mellem fotokunstneren og Greve Museum. 

Trine Søndergaard (f. 1972) er en internationalt anerkendt fotokunstner, der igennem to årtier har beriget den danske og internationale kunstscene igennem sit tyste og kraftfulde billedsprog. Søndergaard er kendt for nysgerrigt at udforske rumlig og menneskelig stilhed og stilstand i sine værker.

Nye fotografiske møder

I udstillingen på Greve Museum indgår 25 nye fotografiske værker, hvor Søndergaard forener sit fotografiske blik, museets historiske tekstiler og lokale unge mennesker, der har været modeller til de nye portrætter. Udstillingen viser, hvad der sker, når man frigiver historiske tekstiler og lader dem blive brugt i en ny kontekst. Det kan åbne for nye blikke og tolkninger af museumsgenstandes betydninger. 

Talk og tapas med Trine

Fredag den 3. juni kl. 17 kan du opleve en samtale mellem Trine Søndergaard og leder af Greve Museum, Mette Tapdrup Mortensen. Her fortæller de om, hvad der opstår i mødet mellem fotografiet og gemte genstande på et kulturhistorisk museum. De taler også om, hvordan erindringens mange lag og kvinders erfaringer gennem historien er blevet omdrejningspunktet i fotoudstillingen.

Efter samtalen serveres hjemmelavet tapas med lækre økologiske råvarer i museets café. Her kan tilkøbes bobler, vin, øl og vand. I løbet af aftenen er der rig mulighed for at opleve udstillingen ”Faraway Nearby” på egen hånd.