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Six Exhibits to See at the Landskrona Photo Festival

Founded at the former Danish fishing village of Søder Sæby, Landskrona is a medieval Swedish village on the Øresund coast. From 8 – 17 September 2017, the village hosts the Landskrona Photo Festival. Located throughout the town, largely at the Landskrona Konsthall, Landskrona Museum and Landskrona Teater, the festival focuses on young talent in Sweden, including photographers who have never exhibited their work before. There are also events, talks and guided tours.

This is a great way to see up-and-coming Scandinavian photographers as well as experience the charming surroundings of the village. And with festival passes starting at 100 SEK for a day (and free for those 18 and under), it’s accessible.

Here are the exhibits you won’t want to miss:

Fukushima: No Go Zone – Carlso Ayesta & Guillaume Bressio

Six series of photographs capturing the Japanese city of Fukushima, including the devastation after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and the radioactivity “great cleaning” project.

Citadellet

261 31 Landskrona

 
 

Back to Light – Caleb Charland

An exhibit that builds off the simple idea of the potato battery. How is energy generated, how can it be more organic, and what does it look like? These are the questions American photographer Caleb Charland approaches with his glowing images.

 

The Citadel Park

261 31 Landskrona

 
 

Icons – Cortis & Sonderegger

Swiss artists aim to unpack the documentary aspect of photography by recreating landmark photographic moments. Some are moments that sparked political change, others are important to the medium of photography itself (e.g. the work of Ansel Adams and Man Ray). A fascinating and revealing project.

Landskrona Konsthall

Slottsgatan
261 31 Landskrona

 
 

Nimbus – Berndnaut Smilde

This exhibit combines installation with photography, capturing the temporary nature of performance art by creating “clouds” in unexpected places. Whimsical and beautiful.

This exhibition is held outside of Sofia Albertina Kyrka

Kungsgatan 9
261 31 Landskrona

 
 

Studioscape – Mandy Barker & Maija Tammi

Studioscape brings together Baker & Tammi’s works to explore how studo space and gallery space interact and inform one another. Baker’s exhibit, “Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals,” follows the journey of British marine biologist John Vaughn Thompson in Cork Harbour, Ireland, in his studies of plankton through the 1880s. Tammi’s exhibit, “White Rabbit Fever & Volunteer 4,” document’s the artist’s attempt to understand biologically immortal cancer cells, toeing the line between life and death.

Galerie Lumiere de Roses
Nygatan 12
261 31 Landskrona

 
 

No Wind with Hijab / Unlawful Meetings / Suicide Bombers – Lina Hashim

Lina Hashim explores the arbitrary characteristics assigned to the Quaran, including ideas of premarital sex. Taking an anthropological approach, Hashim speaks to other Muslims, her family, imams, and online Islamic communities to present Islam in a contemporary context.

Galleri Gamla Staden

Norra Kyrkogränden 31
261 31 Landskrona

 
 

Opening Times for All Exhibitions

Friday 8th September: 12:00 – 10:00 pm (Landskrona Konsthall opens at 7:30 pm)
Saturday 9th September: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 10th September: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 11th September – Sunday 17th September: 12:00-17:00 (Thursday open to 8:00 pm)

See the full Landskrona Photo Festival program.

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