On the occasion of the FOTOBOKFESTIVAL OSLO 2021, Fotogalleriet hosts several events, free and open to all. Zofia Cielatkowska, PhD, curates the overall festival and related public programmes.

Fotogalleriet | 20-22 August | Opening hours 12-20

A temporary installation devoted to ‘Representation and Beyond’

20 August | 17.00-19.00 - Artist talks

22 August | 17.00-19.00 - Book launches

Fotogalleriet hosts the temporary installation, ‘Representation and Beyond’, focusing on investigating broadly defined portraiture’s historical and current status (including self-portraiture). Apart from works that fit a more classical understanding of this particular genre, the installation also includes photographs that avoid a literal interpretation of portraiture in favor of abstract – or simply different – representational forms connected to various personal or ethical issues (intimacy, politics, etc.). In this context, the portrait becomes a mirror of multiple visual languages and approaches underlined by one main rule: respect for the photographed subject and understanding their situation and the given context. In ‘Representation and Beyond,’ you will find books (or/and projects) by Dawoud Bey, Christian Belgaux, Magnus Cederlund, Andrea Gjestvang, Mads Greve, Rebecca Jafari, Sofie Amalie Klougart, Lin Shiauyu, Linda Zhengová.

Fotogalleriet hosts book launches and artist talks and shortlisted photobook dummies from the Inaugural Hong Kong Photobook Festival. Selectees from the Inaugural Hong Kong Photobook Festival include Clean Hong Kong Action by Siu Wai-hang; The Man Who Attends to the Times by Yim Sui-fong, and The Dayspring of Eternity by Lau Chi-chung.

Fotogalleriet hosts the following artist talks and book launches:

20 August 17.00-19.00 | Rebecca Jafari on Det du ikke ser

22 August 17.00-19.00 | Tonje Bøe Birkeland, The Characters. The Buthan Trilogy, Bergen Kjøtt Publishing/Gyldenpris Kunsthall (2021), Fin Serck-Hanssen, Hedda, Loose Joints (2021).

Below there is detailed information about the overall program.


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Curator 2021: [email protected]

Photo: Linda Zhengová, ‘Catharsis’, self-published (2021)