Nominated to Byens Bedste 2022

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Nomineret til Byens Bedste 2022

"Copenhagen Photo Festival rykkede igen i år ind på museer i København – med Refshaleøen som centrum. Som en af Europas største har festivalen et væld af interessante udstillinger og temaer at gå om bord i – i år blandt andet vietnamesiske Hien Hoang, som bidrog med »Asia Bistro – Made in Rice«, hvor hun stiller skarpt på indgroede forestillinger om asiatisk kultur.

Årets festival var også særlig, da den gav et indblik i krigen i Ukraine med udstillingen »The Thin Line«, som bestod af billeder taget af ukrainske fotografer, der skulle have udstillet på Odesa Photo Days. I stedet har de portrætteret krigen i både byer og på landet."

Sådan skriver Berlingske i deres indstilling til nomineringen af Copenhagen Photo Festival som Byens Bedste Oplevelse 2022.

Stem og hjælp os med at vinde

Vi er super stolte over at være blandt de blot fem nominerede i kategorien Byens Bedste Oplevelse 2022, for som Berlingske skriver “Der er altid noget at give sig til i København. Oplevelser venter om hvert et gadehjørne. Men hvilken oplevelse har været den bedste det seneste år?”

Vi håber naturligvis, at du synes, at vores fotofestival har været Byens Bedste Oplevelse i år. Festivalen fejrer fotografiet i store og små gallerier, museer og udstillingssteder i hele København samt i vores festivalcentrum på Refshaleøen. 

Vi håber, at så mange som muligt vil bakke op og stemme på os. Det er et flot selskab af oplevelser, vi er nomineret sammen med, så hver stemme tæller! Vinderen findes dels via en åben afstemning samt af en Jury bestående af AOK-redaktionens genreredaktører.

Hop ind og stem på os her!

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Nominated to Byens Bedste 2022

What wonderful news! Copenhagen Photo Festival has just been nominated to Byens Bedste Oplevelse 2022 (Copenhagen’s Best Event  2022) by the Danish national newspaper Berlingske and its Copenhagen section AOK!!

We are so thrilled! The prize is given every year to the best event in Copenhagen – this year for the 21st time! We are super proud to be among the just five nominated in the category Byens Bedste Oplevelse. Because as Berlingske writes “There is always something to do in Copenhagen. New events/experiences are just around every street corner. But which one has been the best the past year?”

We really hope that you think that it is our festival! Copenhagen Photo Festival celebrates photography across Copenhagen in galleries, museums and exhibition spaces as well as at our Festival Center on Refshaleøen.

Help us win!

The winner of the best event of the city is found partly by votes and partly by a jury consisting of editors of the newspaper.  The event with most votes obviously has a great advantage. Therefore we hope you will support our nomination – it would truly mean the world to us being a small non-profit festival! Please note you do not have to be a resident of Copenhagen or Denmark to participate in the vote – you can vote wherever you are in the world!

Hop in and vote for us here! 

 


Tine Bek’s Playful Materiality

“My work is very organic. It almost flows. I hope my works give you a sensation of feeling like you are there. That you can almost touch the sculpture or smell the food.”

Inspired by Karen Blixen’s short story Karneval and the tactility and sensuality of materials like foam and butter, the art photographer Tine Bek both explores three dimensionality, plays with fine art distinctions of materiality as well as our notions of sensory experiences in her photography. 

Tine Bek was one of this year’s five exceptional FUTURES Nordic Talents who exhibited at the festival center, where she also shared her thoughts about her practice and process.

Bek recently published the photo book “The Vulgarity of Being Three Dimensional” at Disko Bay publishers and from 24 June you can enjoy Bek’s playful works at the “Summer Crush” exhibition which opens at @ardenasbækgallery in central Copenhagen.

🎥 Sonia Tomegros Regalado /@noia_de_mon


Til vægs – Futures Nordic Talents

The group exhibition Futures Nordic Talents  is shown in Lundtoftegade in collaboration with Til Vægs during Copenhagen Photo Festival 2022.  

The exhibition shows five Nordic talents, which have been selected from a large number of applicants from all over the Nordic region. The five talents are Nanna Navntoft from Denmark, Io Sivertsen from Norway, Lars Dyrendom from Sweden, Essi Maaria Orpana from Finland and Hrafn Jónsson (Krummi) from Iceland. 

The five talents' themes and approaches to photography are vastly different, and so are their backgrounds. Some of them are trained photojournalists, others artists. But a common denominator is that they are all relatively recent graduates and are on the brink of their careers. 

Copenhagen Photo Festival is part of the international platform FUTURES, which strengthens newly qualified artists and photographers in Europe through talent courses. The desire is to support a good career start through mentoring schemes, exhibitions and networking activities.The five talents have since the spring of 2021 been through this talent process, which now culminates with this exhibition in Lundtoftegade in collaboration with Til Vægs. 

The talents' projects span a wide range and take on large and complex issues such as the climate crisis, eating disorders and Denmark as a colonial power. Here in Lundtoftegade we just show a taste, and then we hope that you will feel like following their work and in general exploring the photography and the festival's many activities. 

Copenhagen Photo Festival is the Nordic region's largest photo festival with exhibitions and activities throughout Copenhagen and in southern Sweden in collaboration with museums, galleries, culture houses and alternative exhibition venues. As a photo festival, we work to inspire more people to explore what photography is and can do. We work to make art more accessible by exhibiting it in public spaces where people come, and using more spatial exhibition formats that invite people to stay and 'hang out' with art. 

We hope you will too!

About Til Vægs

Til Vægs is an exhibition platform in the public space of the communal housing area AKB Lundtoftegade on Nørrebro. In collaboration with Copenhagen Photo Festival Til Vægs will use their 7 screens to show the exhibition Futures Nordic Talents every day from 9 am to 7 pm throughout June.

The exhibition is a beautiful and carefully selected collection of the five Nordic Talents' works to tell a new story to the world on the public wall in Lundtoftegade.

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Gruppeudstillingen Futures Nordic Talents vises i Lundtoftegade i samarbejde med Til Vægs under Copenhagen Photo Festival 2022.  

Udstillingen viser fem nordiske talenter, som er udvalgt blandt en lang række ansøgere fra hele Norden. De fem talenter er Nanna Navntoft fra Danmark, Io Sivertsen fra Norge, Lars Dyrendom fra Sverige, Essi Maaria Orpana fra Finland og Hrafn Jónsson (Krummi) fra Island. 

De fem talenters temaer og tilgange til fotografiet er vidt forskellige, og det er deres baggrunde også. Nogle af dem er uddannet fotojournalister, andre kunstnere. Men de har alle det til fælles, at de er forholdsvis nyuddannede og står på trinbrættet til deres karriere. 

Copenhagen Photo Festival er en del af den internationale platform FUTURES, som styrker nyuddannede kunstnere og fotografer i Europa gennem talentforløb. Ønsket er at støtte en god karrierestart gennem mentorordninger, udstilling og netværksaktiviteter. De fem talenter har siden foråret 2021 været igennem dette talentforløb, der nu kulminerer med denne udstilling i Lundtoftegade i samarbejde med Til Vægs. 

Talenternes projekter spænder bredt og tager livtag med store og komplekse problemstillinger såsom klimakrise, spiseforstyrrelser og Danmarks som kolonimagt. Her i Lundtoftegade viser vi blot en smagsprøve, og så håber vi, at du får lyst til at følge deres arbejde og i det hele taget gå på opdagelse i fotografiet og festivalens mange aktiviteter. 

Copenhagen Photo Festival er Nordens største fotofestival med udstillinger og aktiviteter fordelt over hele København og i Sydsverige i samarbejde med museer, gallerier, kulturhuse og alternative udstillingssteder. Som fotofestival arbejder vi for at udbrede fotografiet og inspirere flere folk til at gå på opdagelse i, hvad fotografiet kan. Vi arbejder for at gøre kunsten mere tilgængelig ved at udstille i det offentlige rum, hvor folk kommer, og anvende mere rumlige udstillingsformater, der inviterer til at gøre ophold og ’hænge ud’ med kunsten. 

Vi håber, du bliver hængende. 

Om til vægs

Til Vægs er bl.a. en udstillingsplatform for kunst i det offentlige rum, der hører hjemme i det store almene boligområde AKB Lundtoftegade på Nørrebro. I samarbejdet med Copenhagen Photo Festival sætter de deres 7 diodeskærme i spil og viser udstilling: FUTURES NORDIC TALENTS hver dag fra kl. 9.00-19.00 i hele juni.

Udstillingen bliver en smuk og til lejligheden nøje udvalgt samling af de 5 nordiske talenters værker. Nøje udvalgt til at fortælle en ny historie til verden på de offentlige gavle i Lundtoftegade. 


Futures Nordic Talents 2022

Photo: Oscar Scott Carl, Nanna

As a member of the European Photography Platform FUTURES, Copenhagen Photo Festival has nominated five Nordic talents to join the platform this year. The five talents selected by the CPF programme committee are Tine Bek, Luna Scales, Oscar Scott Carl, Inuuteq Storch and Iben Gad. During this year’s festival you can get an insight into their work in the group exhibition Futures Nordic Talents 2022 at the festival center. 

Iben Gad – To The Unpopular Girls 

Educated from DMJX the Danish school of media and journalism 2021

The project is driven by Iben Gad’s curiosity to get to know what drove her bullies. ‘To the unpopular girls’ is a personal project about identity that explores social dynamics in Gad’s childhood. She has asked eight of her bullies if they wanted to meet for a conversation and for a photo session too. The exhibition is built on interviews, portraits and archive material such as screenshots, photographs and paintings and staged as a children’s room.

Inuuteq Storch – Keepers of the Ocean

Educated from Fatamorgana 2011 and ICP 2016 

Keepers of the Ocean investigates Storch’s hometown, Sisimiut, and the life there. “The more I spend time away, the more I understand what we have at home is special. The intimacy we have is created by the nature we are surrounded with, rough and honest. The weather controls everything, and nature gives us everything we need,” Storch says about the project. 

Luna Scales – Slow Motions

Educated from The Royal Danish Art Academy 2020

Inspired by Edward Muybridge's pioneering photographs documenting minute movements, Luna Scales’ exhibition Slow Motions examines how the slow motion effect becomes a tool of measuring, which highlights details in the body movements. Movements we are not able to see otherwise. Luna Scales questions which movements and actions we associate with certain bodies. When does the body behave normal, and when does it deviate? Is it possible to observe or understand it from an objective universal perspective unaffected by its surroundings?

Oscar Scott Carl – Nanna

Educated from DMJX the Danish school of media and journalism 2021

'Nanna' is a document and diary. Of a time of uncertainty, disbelief and tears, but also laughter and meaningfulness. It explores the relationship to the artist’s father at a time when his relationship to his dying mother was changing. Oscar himself becomes a trusted adult. Even though the project was made as a way of letting go and remembering the life of his beloved grandma, as it unfolded it turned out to be much more about life than death. 

Tine Bek – The Vulgarity of Beeing Three-Dimensional

Educated from Fatamorgana 2009 and Glasgow School of Arts 2015

Tine Bek work is concerned with escape strategies. In her photography she tries to escape strict hierarchical structures through a series of aesthetic experiments. She presents images of shapes that run over, flow, crumble and bulge out. An excess of uncontrolled forms that in the sculptural tradition have been dismissed as vulgar or possibly baroque. Her images impose a sense of discomfort, little cracks beneath the surface. It is through these minutiae ruptures in the surfaces she exposes that a material hierarchy forms – is marble better than foam? 

The FUTURES NORDIC TALENTS Programme

Futures started in 2017, with an annual programme to support emerging artists who were selected by museums and festivals throughout Europe. FUTURES’ goal is to increase the capacity, mobility and visibility of its selected artists and to bridge the gap between emerging and established artists. For 2022, FUTURES has several activities in store focusing on increasing visibility, networking, showcasing and mentoring.

We are delighted that FUTURES Photography Platform has been selected by the European Commission as a beneficiary of the Creative Europe Programme 2022-2024. FUTURES has strengthened its position as the European Photography Platform with a programme devoted to the development, promotion and empowering of young European talents alongside synergies and collaborations among its members and partners. In the coming years, FUTURES will launch and promote a plurality of activities aimed at driving innovation, inclusivity and sustainability.


Let's Celebrate Photography Together

Join us for a festive afternoon to celebrate the opening of Copenhagen Photo Festival 2022!

We invite you to celebrate the grand opening of this year’s festival at our Festival Center FRAME on Refshaleøen and celebrate the beginning of our 12th festival 2 June from 5 to 8 pm. With a host of exhibitions expanding our knowledge on photography as the main attraction, we hope you want to join us for an evening brimming with great photography, people, talks, music and drinks in the afternoon sun!

Meet the international solo artists

The Grand Opening is a chance for you to meet our three solo artists, Hien Hoang, Alexandra Rose Howland and Krista Svalbonas. Also the Ukrainian artist Olena Morozova presenting her project 'Granny' will visit the opening as well as many of our partners from the Festival Partner Venues and the many creative, dedicated people from the Danish and international photo scene.

Explore the exhibitions

At the opening we invite you to explore the nine exhibitions presented at the Festival Center. This year we will host two exhibitions presented by Odesa Photo Festival as well as exhibitions by our three open call winners. But we also host the exhibition Inside-Out curated by TOFU collective, the group exhibition A Female Gaze curated by Norwegian artist Charlotte Wiig, selected works by three talents from DMJX school of photography and of course our five Futures Nordic Talents Oscar Scott Carl, Inuuteq Stork, Tine Bek, Iben Gad og Luna Scales.

Beer from Schwesterbrau and Music by DJ Shymon

The micro brewery Schwesterbrau established by two engaged sisters from Aarhus will provide cold beer for the opening and DJ SHYMON will set the musical tone from 5-8 pm.

The event is free and open for everyone – come join us for art meetings, drinks, talks and enjoyment!