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THE SPRING EXHIBITION 2020: DIGITAL MEET & GREET

Meet & Greet: Thursday, 2 April, 15:00-17:00
Online Zoom room: link will follow

Screening: Thursday, 2 April, 13:00-15:00
Youtube channel: link will follow

Forbundet Frie Fotografer and Fotogalleriet welcome you to our annual meet & greet and artist's short talks with the artists of the Spring Exhibition 2020, online.

Exhibitions are as much a physical experience as an intellectual one. In the impossibility of meeting in person – as the space of Fotogalleriet is closed until further notice in the light of the current pandemic crisis – we find new forms of meaningful collectivity. This is an invitation to use art as a space for inspiration, solace and critical thinking.

This year's edition of the Spring Exhibition, curated by Sverre Strandberg and produced by FFF, offers a mediation on climate change and threats that affect the Earth's current status quo. As a peer-to-peer survey of the regional artistic production, these themes preceded the Covid-19 outbreak and become even more stringent within today's states of emergency.

On Thursday, 2 April, you'll get a unique opportunity to meet the artists and hear about their practice through a selection of works from the exhibition. It will also provide a chance to see the exhibition in a new light alongside the singular artistic contributions.

Artists presenting their work will include:

Hedvig Anker
Tanya Busse
Yamile Calderon
Tobias Liljedahl
Tor-Finn Malum Fitje
Giulia Mangione

The presentations will be moderated by Fotogalleriet's Artistic Director Antonio Cataldo, and will be held predominantly in English to give wider access to online audiences.

Preceding the artists' talks a selection of videos by Tor-Finn Malum Fitje, and Accidentally I got a GoProby Yamile Calderon and Edward Cunniffe will be made available for online screening from 13:00-15:00.

We suggest you bring your coffee and cookies to your screen, ready to follow remotely on Facebook live or actively by joining the meeting online. All links will be made available shortly on Fotogalleriet's webpage and Facebook.

Welcome!

Stay home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

ABOUT THE SPING EXHIBITION
The Spring Exhibition was established in 1976 by approval of FFF's annual general meeting. As an opposition to The Autumn Exhibition, the official Salon for showcasing contemporary art in Norway, the Spring Exhibition was established to ensure the inclusion and exposure of camera-based art practices in the contemporary art field. It is an annual group exhibition selected by a jury of fellow art professionals based on an open call.

Since 2010, The Relief Fund for Visual Artists has annually announced and awarded the Art Photography Prize, Norway's largest photography award, to the artist with the most significant work displayed in the exhibition.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Norwegian Association of Fine Art Photographers would like to thank The Relief Fund for Visual Artists, Oslo Municipality, the Norwegian Photography Fund and The Arts Council Norway for its continued support of the Spring Exhibition and Fotobok Festival Oslo.

Fotogalleriet's principal funding comes from The Arts Council Norway. Additional funding is provided by the Norwegian Photographic Fund (Nofofo). Partial funding comes from the Royal Ministry of Culture through their exhibition's honorarium programme and Oslo Municipality.

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