Young Danish Photography 2020

© Nanna Navntoft, Bed, 2018
  • Lotte Bækgaard
  • Christine Clemmesen
  • Nanna Navntoft
  • Niels Østergaard Munk
  • Marie Anine Møller
  • Birk Thomassen
  • André Viking

Fotografisk Center presents Young Danish Photography, the recurring annual exhibition on the 4th September. Here, newly graduated artists gather in a thematic exhibition, which shows a broad spectrum of what is happening in Danish art photography right now. This year is the 20th time the exhibition is being held, and this time the artists are connected through the theme of process . Process can be understood as a human and artistic process , as well as the process we ourselves begin in the observation and decoding of the works. In collaboration with this year’s guest curator Sarah Giersing, curator at the National Photo Collection at the Royal Library, Fotografisk Center has invited seven artists with different educations and backgrounds to exhibit: Lotte Bækgaard, Christine Clemmesen, Niels Østergaard Munk,Marie Anine Møller, Nanna Navntoft, Birk Thomassen and André Viking.

The photograph is often associated with the fleeting and the passing because of its ability to freeze the moment. In this exhibition, you can experience how the timeliness of photography can go far beyond the momentary. Common to all the artists is the use of the camera as a procedural tool, which they use to examine either themselves, their surroundings or the artistic medium. For them, photographing is never the same as simply pressing the shutter for the right second. The works on show extend from documentary to the abstract and the conceptual. They are all, in their own way, the result of extensive planning or research.

The exhibition has been made possible with support from: Københavns Kommune, Statens Kunstfond, DGI Byen, DJ:Fotograferne, The Obel Family Foundation and Aage & Johanne Louis-Hansen Foundation

  • Køebnhavn Kommune logo
  • Statens Kunstfond logo
  • Logo for Dgi Byen
  • Logo for DJ:Fotograferne
  • The Obelske Familiefond logo i negativ
  • Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond