Fotobokfestival Oslo 2020

Fotobokfestival Oslo 2019

Date: September 10 - 20th
Location: Arbeidersamfunnets plass, Oslo
Official opening: September 10th - TBA!

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Fotobokfestival Oslo 2019 is a week-long event aiming to explore the photobook as an artistic medium and phenomenon via exhibitions, seminars and artist talks. Alongside the main exhibition of the festival, we invite several other institutions to participate in our program with their own exhibitons and events.

The festival was established by Forbundet Frie Fotografer in 2009 and continues to feature widely recognized art photographers and young, new participants in photography, the photo book genre, and publishing activity nationally and internationally. It takes place in Oslo every September and is free and open to all.

The curator for Fotobokfestival Oslo 2020 is Ethan Rafal:

Ethan Rafal is an artist and photographer based in San Francisco, California and Oslo, Norway. His work deals with the individual and collective experience of violence, and the ways in which subsequent representations of violence inform personal and national mythologies. He teaches, mentors, helps run an art space, collaborates with social practice and activist groups, and curates projects in Europe and North America.

Rafal’s work functions at the intersection of photography, expanded art practice, social science research, and activism. His principal output is through photography, books, installation, and a unique presentation method that is equal parts performance art and oral tradition story telling. Major presentations of a 12-year project, Shock and Awe, were conducted in 100 venues across 14 countries. This book, and its associated performance, was presented at museums, universities, but also in many non-traditional venues, including public spaces, often created for the work itself.

We look forward to releasing more information soon!

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