In 2021, it is 25 years since Fotografisk Center was founded by Copenhagen European Capitol of Culture 1996 and the City of Copenhagen with the aim of ”promoting art photography in Denmark”. Since then, the Center has shown a large number of exhibitions with Danish and international photographic art. The focus has been on Nordic photography and – with the annually recurring Young Danish Photography – on stimulating the young photography art scene.
With the exhibition In reality – Fotografisk Center 25 Years, we want to focus on the development of Danish photography over the last 25 years on the occasion of the anniversary. We do this through a series of thematic new departures, where every five years we have tried to identify a significant theme for the given period. For each of the five themes, we have selected two photographers who have most clearly embodied this theme via key works, each of which marked a breakthrough for the period. The relation of reality to photography is at once its burden and also its greatest strength, as all photographers relate to it in one way or another.
The exhibition focuses on: Staged photography, Neorealism, New land- and cityscapes, Conceptual documentarism and Materiality and camera experiments, with contributions by the following photographers: Tina Enghoff, Peter Funch, Thierry Geoffroy, Nicolai Howalt, Astrid Kruse Jensen, Kent Klich, Joachim Koester, Lisa Rosenmeier, Trine Søndergaard and Agneta Werner. Along with the exhibited photographs, a selection of important Danish photo books from the period are also displayed.
In reality – Fotografisk Center 25 Years is curated by Mette Sandbye and Kristine Kern
Source: Fotografisk Center