Photobook weeks – Booklaunch and artists presentation

25.01.2018, 17.00-19.00

Fotogalleriet will present two unique artists whom both work within the field of contemporary photography and film. Their practices confront themes regarding urban landscapes and how our environment continually shape our social and personal identities.

Siri Hermansen
will be in conversation with the editor Monica Holmen (Akershus Kunstsenter) where they will discuss her newest publication The Economy of Survival. The book is centered around three site-specific projects from Tsjernobyl, Detroit and Israel/Palestine. Overall, Hermansen presents each project individually in the book and contemplates the importance of social, environmental and socio-political issues in our contemporary society.

Siri Hermansen (b. 1969) has a PhD from Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo. She has attained an MFA from Ecole de Beaux-Arts in Paris, 1997, and a BFA from Parsons School of Design, 1993.

Marte Aas will present her newest exhibition Space Grammar, shown at Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. The project features two of her latest films, Cité Europe, What I Miss About People, and What I Don't Miss About People, an older work Torshovtoppen, and also two of her photo series: Solastalgia and Europe Future Past.

Marte Aas (b. 1966, Trondheim) has attended Högskolan för Fotografi at the University of Gothenburg. Her artistic practice spans from photography to film to installation, and her works often center around a theme about the everyday ordinary and its issues.

The book launch and artist talk is arranged by Fotogalleriet and Akerhus Kunstsenter.


Fotogalleriet is delighted to start the new year with Photobooks Weeks from January 15th to February 15th. During this time the gallery will be turned into an inspiring reading lounge open to the public. The lounge will provide visitors with amazing books from our growing library collection as well as books and discounted goods from our bookshop. In addition to this Fotogalleriet will have exclusive events, including an inspirational photobook-workshop where you can make your own ideas come to life. The workshop will provide both practical information about sourcing materials, various techniques, but also guide its participants through how to develop their ideas into a final product.