Earthlings
2. 9. — 17. 10.
2021

Fotograf Festival #11

How can we, in Central Europe, depict the climate crisis and speak about it using a language other than that of science? 

The eleventh edition of the Fotograf Festival, with its theme of „Earthlings”, tasks itself with showing the traces, perspectives, and communication channels offered by the planet itself, thanks to which we can start becoming Earthlings – competent observers of the changes taking place in our immediate surroundings, changes that cannot be understood without understanding broader planetary contexts (depletion of water reserves, devastating floods, soil erosion, agricultural problems, unbearable summer heatwaves, and forest disasters). 

At present, the public debate only includes the voices of scientists, bureaucrats, or politicians, who use the authority of expert images to describe ongoing changes and forthcoming catastrophes. Public space presents no images that exceed the established norms of scientific representation, and those who are directly affected by these changes are heard little or not at all. The presence of the planet as an active force producing its own images and means of disseminating them, however, gives power to these alternative voices and images.

The festival does not aim to deny or reject scientific images and languages – quite the contrary, it aims to consider them as a component in a broader range of aesthetics. In their disparateness and difference, these can describe the real terrain of what it means to inhabit the planet – how to be an Earthling, both generally and here and now, in Central Europe.

Curator: Lukáš Likavčan

The full curatorial text can be downloaded

Festival is free of charge. Please, reserve your tickets on GoOut. If you want to support us, you can visit Darujme. cz. Thank you!

Program

3 Sep 2021
Opening

Exhibition opening Earthlings I: Tissues

National Museum of Agriculture
Kostelní 44, Prague 7
4 Sep – 31 Oct 2021
Exhibition

Earthlings I: Tissues

National Museum of Agriculture
Kostelní 44, Prague 7
2 Sep 2021
Opening

Exhibition opening Anthropology of Ice

Fotograf Gallery
Jungmannova 7, Prague 1
2 Sep – 23 Oct 2021
Exhibition

Anthropology of Ice

Fotograf Gallery
Jungmannova 7, Prague 1
6 Sep 2021
Opening

Exhibition opening Earthlings II: Ligaments

National Library of Technology
Technická 2710/6, Prague 6
7 Sep – 17 Oct 2021
Exhibition

Earthlings II: Ligaments

National Library of Technology
Technická 2710/6, Prague 6
22 Sep 2021
Opening

Exhibition opening Becoming

Display
Dittrichova 9/337, Prague 2
23 Sep – 26 Nov 2021
Exhibition

Becoming

Display
Dittrichova 9/337, Prague 2
11 Sep 2021
Opening

Exhibition opening Shine Bright, Red Star

Lítost
Vlkova 23, Prague 3
12 Sep – 31 Oct 2021
Exhibition

Shine Bright, Red Star

Lítost
Vlkova 23, Prague 3
14 Sep 2021
Opening

Exhibition opening The Metabolic Perspective

GAMU
Malostranské náměstí 12, Prague 1
15 Sep – 7 Oct 2021
Exhibition

The Metabolic Perspective

GAMU
Malostranské náměstí 12, Prague 1
15 Sep 2021
Opening

Exhibition opening Earthlings III: Patterns

Karlin Studios
Prvního pluku 20/2, Prague 8
16 Sep – 7 Nov 2021
Exhibition

Earthlings III: Patterns

Karlin Studios
Prvního pluku 20/2, Prague 8
3 Sep – 3 Oct 2021
Exhibition

Wolf Talks

12 places in the center of Prague
9 Sep 2021
Opening

Exhibition opening Eroica

Artwall
Nábřeží Kapitána Jaroše 1000/7, Prague 7
10 Sep – 15 Jan 2022
Exhibition

Eroica

Artwall
Nábřeží Kapitána Jaroše 1000/7, Prague 7
22 Sep 2021
Opening

Exhibition opening and guided tour with curator THERE IS A RIOT GOIN ON: focusing on the Independent Publishing scene

Display
Dittrichova 9/337, Prague 2
23 Sep – 3 Oct 2021
Exhibition

THERE IS A RIOT GOIN ON: focusing the Independent Publishing scene

Display
Dittrichova 9/337, Prague 2
30. 9. 2021, 6 pm
Lecture

Talk about Ice

Fotograf Gallery
Jungmannova 7, Prague 1
5. 10. 2021, 7 pm
Projection

Elementary Possibilities of Connection

Summer-house Jezerka
Summer-house in park Jezerka in Prague 4

Contact

 

Iva Svobodová
festival manager
iva.svobodova@​fotografnet.cz
+420 606 399 790

Zuzana Hošková
PR 
zuzana.hoskova@​fotografnet.cz
+420 608 427 516

Lukáš Likavčan
kurátor
likavcan.lukas@​gmail.com
+420 778 018 785

Tereza Rudolf
art director & curator
tereza.rudolf@​fotografnet.cz
+420 603 563 009

Viktorie Vítů
accompanying and educational program
viktorie.vitu@​fotografnet.cz

Veronika Daňhelová
portfolio review​
veronika.danhelova@​fotografnet.cz
+420 603 425 057

Eliška Žáková
guest service
eliska.zakova@​fotografnet.cz
+420 732 699 498

Pavel Matěj
technical production
pavel.matej@​fotografnet.cz
+420 775 309 312

Markéta Kinterová
executive director Fotograf 07
marketa.kinterova@​fotografnet.cz

Marie Rozmánková
finance & office manager
marie.rozmankova@​fotografnet.cz

Adéla Vosičková, Dita Havránková, Jan Kolský
photo-documentation

Aleš Loziak
webmaster
ales.loziak@​gmail.com

Bronislav Musil
graphics design
brona.musil@​gmail.com

About Festival

The Fotograf Festival explores intersections in photography and contemporary art – just like its partner projects – Fotograf Gallery and Fotograf Magazine. Festival is held in Autumn months and it presents current topic through solo as well as group exhibitions prepared in cooperation with invited domestic or foreign curators in various Prague galleries and institutions. A series of discussions, site-specific events, public space exhibitions, projections and guided/commented tours accompany that exhibition program. Fotograf Festival is the only thematic- and curator-conceived photography festival in the Czech Republic. Its aim is to promote the photographic medium and its broader integration into contemporary art and into the conscience of the general public.

The discussions, at which invited experts debate each other on the current festival theme in the context of visual art, are meant not only for the expert public, but for the lay public as well. Fotograf Festival looks to build a tradition and a new platform for a photography festival that places Prague among other important centers for photography and the visual arts in Europe.  It strives to share contemporary photographic art and the creation of a thematically-focused space where the general public and experts from around the world can meet.

Partners

The Fotograf Festival is organised by the Fotograf 07 z.s., and held under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague and the City District of Prague 1 and Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic and with the support of the City Council of Prague (405 000 CZK), the Czech Ministry of Culture.

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