FOTOGRAFISKA DAYS is a weekend-long program event taking place 23 – 25.03.2023 at Berlin’s Atelier Gardens (formerly BUFA), featuring a group exhibition, panel discussions, portfolio reviews, film screenings, and a party to close the festivities.
Rejecting the outdated notion that fashion is somehow art’s other, the title Cultural Fabric — Rereading the Relationship Between Fashion and Art Practices has been chosen to evoke the interwoven threads of experience, methodology and symbolism that are shared and exchanged between these two systems as equally essential modes of expression. By tracing both the commonalities between fashion and art, while also acknowledging the points at which they split, Fotografiska Days illuminates the ways in which different visual, digital and textile materialities can tell us stories of both the self and the societal, the personal and the political.
As part of EMOP–European Month of Photography, tickets for the entire FOTOGRAFISKA DAYS event will be priced at €6. Entry can be secured with the Jugendkulturkarte (which is available in local libraries with a credit of €50 valid for cultural programs around Berlin). More info will soon be revealed.
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The exhibition Cultural Fabric — Rereading the Relationship Between Fashion and Art Practices brings together specific works by nine international artists: Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Anna Franceschini, Jojo Gronostay, Carlota Guerrero, Irene Ha, Šejla Kamerić, Mous Lamrabat, Zohra Opoku and Julie Poly. Collectively rejecting the outdated notion that fashion is somehow art’s other, the works presented in this exhibition reflect on the richly interwoven threads of experience, methodology and symbolism that are shared and exchanged between these two systems.
Bringing together a dynamic constellation of image and material perspectives, from the personal to the political, the societal to the subversive, Cultural Fabric traces both the commonalities between fashion and art, while also acknowledging the points at which they diverge, ultimately asking what role different digital and popular cultures play in the production, dissemination and consumption of images today.
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FOTOGRAFISKA DAYS X EMOP PARTY
In collaboration with EMOP — European Month of Photography, get ready to celebrate 10 years of photo festival culture in style!
Presenting some of Ballroom community’s most shining stars, the voguing showcase by So Extra Berlin will flaunt categories such as Face, Vogue Fem and Runway, MC’d by legendary Parisian ballroom performer Matyouz of the House of LaDurée.
Featuring prominent artists and DJs from the local and international scene–Bambii, Lawrence Lee, River Moon, and Venetta–the night gives credence to music’s ever expanding reach, while Ümüt Yildiz visual projections ensure additional stimuli. A fitting finish to an eclectic program, make sure to stick around until the very end.
With the aim to help photographers identify their next step, the free Fotografiska Berlin Portfolio Review is committed to supporting visual artists with an established and serious approach to their practice in all stages of their careers: students and recent graduates are welcome!
Part of the Fotografiska Days event program, the review will bring together 30 talented photographers with 10 photo editing, publishing, and curatorial experts and educators, taking place in person, on March 24 – 25, 2023, at Atelier Gardens (formerly BUFA).
Selected participants will subsequently choose experts to review their work. We will match the photographers with as many of those experts as possible. All participants will receive 8 private feedback sessions in total, lasting 20 minutes each. The applications are now closed.