Photobook Week Aarhus 2018


Free exhibitions at the Aarhus School of Architecture, Galleri Image, Aros Aarhus Art Museum, Verpan, and Dokk1.

The ARoS Collection

Location: ARoS Kunstmuseum/ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, ARoS Library, Level 6
Dates: 4-7 October 2018

The exhibition The ARoS Collection celebrates the contribution of the photobook and the artist’s book to the evolving narrative of photography. For the first time ever, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum presents its library and a selection of its most rare and valuable books. The exhibition includes works by internationally acclaimed artists such as Ed Ruscha, Asger Jorn and Per Kirkeby. Often celebrating the phenomenology of urban life and the city, many of the showcased books have been crucial to the works of architects and urban planners, who have found inspiration in their concepts and visual cultures. Curated by Anne Elisabeth Toft in collaboration with Søren Bæch, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. (N.B.: on show 4 October – 1 November 2018, during the festival 4 – 7 October, daily: 10:00-17:00; 9. October – 1 November, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 – 15:00. Viewing outside the official opening hours can be arranged. Please contact Søren Bæch:

Curator: Anne Elisabeth Toft, Associate Professor, Architect, PhD in Architecture and Photography.

Krass Clement: Photobooks

Location: ARoS Kunstmuseum/ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, ARoS Library, Level 6
Dates: 4-7 October 2018

World-famous Danish photographer Krass Clement, known for his inimitable ability to retain moods and capture people and places in his photos, has for more than 35 years been taking photos of cities and the people who live in them. This has resulted in numerous unforgettable and innovative portraits published in book form. He made his debut as a photographer in 1978 with the book Skygger af øjeblikke. Since then, the photobook has been his preferred medium. This exclusive exhibition at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum gathers together his entire photographic oeuvre published in book form.

Curator: Anne Elisabeth Toft Associate Professor, PhD in Architecture and Photography, in collaboration with Krass Clement.

The Cave / Virtual Reality

Location: Aarhus School of Architecture
Dates: 4-7 October 2018

What happens if 3D scanning and renderings challenge traditional notions of photography as the conscious (or unintentional) framing of a particular moment in time and space determined by optics and light shooting techniques? What are the potentials to move freely in a 3D capture? The exhibition takes place in the architecture school’s newly established digital cave. Here it is possible to explore digital space models perceptually and physically using advanced digital equipment. The exhibition asks questions about human perception as well as about the photographic image medium and its analogue and digital contexts. Scans can increasingly detect space, materials and moods in digital models, while the development of design software makes it routine to produce project proposals photorealistically. This exhibition examines the role of representation when challenged in this hybrid field between reality registration and project production. Three virtual realities will be shown during the exhibition period.

Curator: Claus Peder Pedersen, Associate Professor, Architect, PhD.

Lithuanian and Latvian Photobooks

Location: Aarhus School of Architecture
Dates: 4-7 October 2018

The latest and most unique photobooks from two of the Baltic countries, Lithuania and Latvia, are gathered in an exhibition at the library at Aarhus School of Architecture. These countries are currently undergoing major developments in the photographic art scene.

Curators: Evita Goze from Self Publish Riga and Gintaras Česonis from Kaunas Photography Gallery.

Lithuanian photobooks

Selected by Gintaras Česonis

Vitas Luckus Biography/Works

Antanas Sutkus People of Lithuania

Romualdas Rakauskas Weekdays

Aleksandras Macijauskas Lithuanian Markets

Rimaldas Vikšraitis Homo Vikšraitis

Rimaldas Vikšraitis On the Edge of the Known World

Vytautas Stanionis Photographs for Documents

Algirdas Šeškus Grey but not Grey

Postwar Stories

Vytautas Pletkus Vanishing

Magazine from Kaunas ‘Į’

Virgilijus Šonta The School is my Home

Indrė Urbonaitė State of Shame

Gytis Skudžinskas Album

Andrew Mikšys Disco

Algirdas Šeškus TV

Margarita Matulytė Nihil Obstat

Visvaldas Morkevicius “Public Secrets”


Latvian photobooks

Selected by Evita Goze



“Daffodil”, by Bahadir Aksan

“Y Minsk”, Alexey Naumchik

“Olga”, Zanda Puče

“Treasure Island” by Aleksandra Kubos

“Eating Magma” by Elena Aya Bundurakis

“RANDOM” by Jose Luis Carrasco

“Simplex” by Ksenia Sidorova

“An essay on the concave city corner” by Stijn Van der Linden

“Smoke” by Theo Elias

“Rhome” by Valentina Piccinni and Jean-Marc Caimi



Georgs Avetisjans, “Homeland”

Arnis Balčus, “Victory Park”

Kārlis Bergs, “Once a Dream did Weavea Shade”

Māra Brašmane, “Centrāltirgus” (Riga central Market)

Inga Erdmane, Ilze Vanaga “Press House”

Inga Erdmane, “I agree I have blundered”

Andrejs Grants

Ivars Grāvlejs, “Early Works”

Romāns Korovns, “Rock”

Eva Saukāne, “Roots”

Līga Spunde, “Cyber bum”

Andrejs Strokins, “Palladium”

Vladimirs Svetlovs, “Rīgas līcis”



Talk by Evita Groze on Latvian photobooks and zines.
Talk by Gintaras Česonis on Lithuanian photobooks.

New Zealand Photobook

Location: Aarhus School of Architecture
Dates: 4-7 October 2018

Featured photobooks from New Zealand are displayed in this exhibition curated by the renowned New Zealand photographer Harvey Benge presented at Aarhus School of Architecture. His career includes magnificent curatorial projects and workshops with international photographers, and for this he has created and published a large number of photobooks. The purpose of this very special exhibition is to create a glimpse of the current photobook scene in New Zealand.

Curator:  Harvey Benge, Photographer.


The Migrant, Anaïs López

Location: Galleri Image.
Dates: 4-7 October 2018


In her book and multimedia project “The Migrant”, artist Anaïs Lopéz tells a story that began one morning in Singapore, when she woke up to a loud noise outside her window. The noise came from a peculiar bird that caught Anaïs eye – this bird is the migrant. In Anaïs’ work we follow a specific bird, Mynah, through persecution and migration and this story tells a larger tale of the treatment of animals, social engineering, and our attempts to shape an ideal society.

Exhibition of photobook and video: The Migrant by Anaïs López at Galleri Image.

Gerry Badger: Books and Photographs

Location: Aarhus School of Architecture
Dates: 4-7 October 2018

As a writer, Gerry Badger is famous for his Photobook histories (co-edited with Martin Parr, in three volumes) as well as for The Genius of Photography, Collecting Photography, The Pleasures of Good Photographs, and his Berlin book – It Was a Grey Day. He has also written introductions to second editions of famous books, such as Shore’s Uncommon Places, Gossage’s The Pond, Parr’s The Last Resort, Peter Fraser’s Two Blue Buckets, and Costa Martin’s and Victor Palla’s Lisboa, Cidade Triste e Alegre. Other contributions include Gossage’s Berlin books, Guido Guidi’s A New Map of Italy, Tony Hernandez’s LA book, Gunnar Smoliansky’s A Way of Seeing, Kenneth Gustafsson’s, The Magic Bar, Elin Høyland’s, The Brothers and Petersen’s and Sobel’s Veins.

This exhibition joins Badger’s scholarly work with his own creation as an image maker.

Gerry Badger: Books and Photographs. Further details to follow.

Photobook Week Aarhus Dummies

In collaboration with Kvadrat, Idea Books, Reflektor, and European Photography.

Location: Aarhus School of Architecture
Dates: 4-7 October 2018

The 18 nominees from the first edition of the Photobook Week Aarhus Dummy Award competition are going to be showcased at Dokk1 in Aarhus.

Award Jury

Harvey Benge, Beate Cegielska, Njusja de Gier, Jesper Rasmussen, David Solo, and Daria Tuminas.

International Preselection Jury

Ana Casas Broda, Visual Artist and Director of La Hydra, Mexico
Anne Elisabeth Toft, architect, Ph.D. and Lecturer at Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus
Beate Cegielska, Director of Galleri Image, Aarhus
Moritz Neumüller, Curator of Photobook Week Aarhus and Captain of the Curator Ship, Barcelona
Njusja de Gier, Curator at Kvadrat, Copenhagen
Ángel Luis González, CEO of Photoireland Foundation, Dublin
Thomas Licek, Reflektor Magazine and Publishing Platform
Jesper Rasmussen, Visual Artist, Aarhus
Andreas Müller-Pohle, Media Artist and Publisher, Berlin
David Solo, Photobook Collector, New York
Harvey Benge, Photographer, New Zealand

Nominees 2018

Alena Zandarova
Alessandra Carosi
Alice Garrett-Jones
Arturo Soto
Chris Plytas
Eoin Moylan
Gustaf Brooms
Hari Katragadda
Hiro Tanaka
Hyungsik Kim
Jens Schwartz
Kensaku Seki
Marjin J. Kuijper
Simon Roberts
Sofie Amalie Klougart
Stijn van der Linden
Toni Amengual
Yannis Karpouzis

Finalists 2018

Stijn van der Linden
Jens Schwarz
Kensaku Seki

The Nordic Dummy Award

Location: Aarhus School of Architecture
Dates: 4-7 October 2018

Nordic Dummy Award (NDA) is awarded annually by Fotogalleriet, Oslo.

During NDA’s Open Call, all artists with a connection to the Nordic countries were invited to submit their photobook dummy by 31 May. A recognized jury selected a shortlist of candidates and a winner. The shortlisted books, including the winner, are exhibited and announced during Landskrona Foto Festival. The winning book is published by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, and launched the year after.

The Nordic Dummy Award was initiated in 2012 by Fotogalleriet and The Norwegian Association of Fine Art Photographers. Today, it is administered by Fotogalleriet with support from the Norwegian Photographic Fund. Fotogalleriet have also initiated collaborations with several other Nordic institutions to send the NDA on tour.

Jury 2018: Katrín Elvarsdóttier (IS), Annika von Hausswolff (SE), Katarina Skjønsberg (NO), Tuuka Kaila (FI), Jesper Rasmussen (DK), Antonio Cataldo (NO).

Danish Photo Books 1839-2015 – A Bibliography

Location: Aarhus School of Architecture
Dates: 4-7 October 2018

Exhibition at Aarhus School of Architecture of a collection of select highlights of Danish photobooks.

Curator: Niels Dejgaard.

Fotobook Festival Kassel Dummy Award 2018

Location: Aarhus School of Architecture
Dates: 4-7 October 2018

Each year, Fotobookfestival Kassel invites photographers to present their so-far unpublished photobooks to an international public and to eminent experts. The best 50 dummies have been shortlisted by a jury and will be exhibited at international photo events in, among other places, Istanbul, Moscow, Rome, Madrid, Dublin, Aarhus, Sofia, Zagreb and Lodz. From these 50 titles, three winners have been chosen by an international jury at the Istanbul Photobook Festival on 28 April.

First prize: Michael Danner, Migration as Avantgarde
Second prize: Karim El Maktafi, Hayati
Third prize: Filippo Romano, Water Tanks in Mathare Slum


Bahadir Aksan (TR), Daffodil,
Taufiqur Rahman Anik (BD), Modern Photography,
Julia Borissova (RU), DOM (Document Object Model),
Alessandra Carosi (IT), Ruota,
Piergiorgio Casotti, Emanuele Brutti (IT), INDEX G,
Federico Clavarino (IT), Hereafter,
Celine Croze (FR), Nothing Happened,
Paula de Abrantes (ARG), MIS 15,
Nicolas Delaroche (FR/CH), First Seen,
Theo Elias (SE), Smoke,
Florian Genz (DE), WARAGI,
Yoshikatsu Fujii (JP), Hiroshima Graph – Rabbits abandon their children,
Tamsin Green (UK), Born of the Purest Parents,
Monika Hanfland (DE), Püppi arrived,
Youval Hai (ISR), Dust & Scratches,
Jan Richard Heinicke (DE), Cornutopia,
Agata Kalinowska (PL), SCUM,
Oguz Karakütük (TR), Delta,
Özgür Atlagan & Zeynep Kayan (TR), Kumkuat,
Jiye Kim (KR), Elephant and Castle,
Koji Kitagawa (JP), Hello,
Vladimíra Kotra (CZ), Chiméra,
Holger Krischke, Thomas Haubner and students of University of Fine Arts Münster (DE), sensor,
Ksenia Sidorova (RUS), Simplex,
Kevin Kunstadt (USA), LETTER BOX,
Tomasz Laczny (PL), DISAPPEARANCE,
Martin Lamberty (D), My Friends Got Famous,
Verónica Losantos (SP), Mansilla,
Lucie Marsmann (DE), Archiv Alto Adige,
Ann Massal (FR), The Eye of the Cyclops,
Julia Mejnertsen, M.M.,
Mike Osborne (US), Federal Triangle,
Nicolas Polli (CH), Ferox the Forgotten Archives 1976 -2010,
TJ Proechel (US), 26 ft 8 inches,
Rocco Rorandelli (IT), Tobacco,
Bianca Salvo (IT), Time and Again,
Rebecca Sampson (DE), Apples for Sale,
Muriel Schouten (NL), Ways of Understanding, Vood,
Johann Süßebecker & Fabian Melchers (DE), Night People,
Nikita Teryoshin (RU), Hornless Heritage,
Yulia Tikhomirova (RU-IT), A Landslide,
Martin Toft (DK), Te Ahi Kā – The Fires of Occupation,
Terttu Uibopuu, (EST/USA) E.S.E.,
Siska Vandecasteele (BE), Forain, Kaffers en Boerin,
Daniel Vogl (D), Walter,
Andrew Waits (USA), Aporia,
Jagoda Wisniewska (PL), Czarna Madonna,
Ole Witt (DE), Help Desk – Random Acts of Administration,
Marta Wódz (PL), High Culture,
Rie Yamada (JP), Familie werden.


This year, Photobook Week Aarhus offers six locations:
Aarhus School of Architecture, Galleri Image, Aros Aarhus Art Museum, Verpan, and Dokk1.

Aarhus School of Architecture – Main Venue
Nørreport 20, Aarhus
On View: exhibition of Gerry Badger’ books and photographs, New Zealand Photobooks, Kassel Dummy Award, Nordic Dummy Award, Lithuanian and Latvian photo books and zines, The Cave / Virtual Reality
Thu to Sun 10.00 -17.00
Note: exhibition hours after PWA weekend
Mon-Tue-Thu 10 – 16.00
Wed 10.00 – 18.00, Fri 10.00 – 15.00

Galleri Image
Vestergade 29, Aarhus
On View:The Migrant by Anaïs López
Tuesday-Sunday 13.00 – 17.00

Hack Kampmanns Pl. 2, 8000 Aarhus
On view: Photobook Week Aarhus Dummy Award
Monday-Friday 8.00 – 10.00
Saturday-Sunday 10.00 – 16.00

ARoS Kunstmuseum/ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
ARoS Allé 2, Aarhus
On view: The ARoS Collection and Krass Clement: Photobooks
Tuesday-Sunday 10.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 10.00 – 22.00

Vestergade 8, Aarhus
On view:
Plethora Magazine
Tuesday-Thursday 10 am-5.30pm
Friday 10.00 – 18.00
Saturday 10.00 – 15.00

All events are free 

and everyone is welcome.