Books, Drinks and Conversations

Friday, October 18, 2019, 6–10 pm

Venue: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

Admission is free.


6.30 pm: “100 Norwegian Photographers with Ina Otzko

7.30 pm: “In and Out of Norway with Antonio Cataldo

8.30 pm: “Slash & Burn with Terje Abusdal

During the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 Norway's photography scene meets for NORGE Night at the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

This FFF PHOTOGRAPHY PLAYERS evening is all about extraordinary artists, books and experts in Norwegian photography. 

Artist and editor Ina Otzko launches the new book “100 Norwegian Photographers”, published by Hatje Canz for the book fair. In this book, Otzko portrays contemporary photographers including renowned names such as Dag Alveng, Jonas Bendiksen and Andrea Gjestvang from her home country through their work and texts.

Photographer Terje Abusdal will present his photo project “Slash & Burn”, which deals with the myths and contemporary identity of the Forest Finns. The work on the Norwegian minority was awarded the Nordic Dummy Award and the Leica Oskar Barnack Award in 2017 and was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2018.

Antonio Cataldo, Director of Fotogalleriet in Oslo, the first public Nordic photo-art space, provides insight into the country's contemporary photography scene and innovative projects.

As always with the FFF series PHOTOGRAPHY PLAYERS, which offers international specialists featuring upcoming talents, the NORGE Night provides an opportunity to talk to artists and experts in a relaxed atmosphere, including book-signings.

Ina Otzko (*1972, Norway) is an artist and independent curator. She holds masters from Goldsmiths, London and UdK, Berlin. Her work is exhibited internationally. In 2018 she was awarded the new art prize Twendeprisen for her work as a visual artist and for her engagement with the arts in Norway and abroad.

Terje Abusdal (*1978, Norway) is a photographer and visual artist from Norway working on independent projects in the intersection between fact and fiction. His story on the Forest Finns caused international attention. 2015 he published his first photographic book Radius 500 Metres on Journal. His work was recently exhibited at Mattatoio di Roma in Italy and Fotogalleriet in Oslo. Abusdal lives and works in Bergen.​​​​​​​

Antonio Cataldo is a curator and since August 2018 the Artistic Director of Fotogalleriet, Oslo. Previously, he worked since 2010 in various positions at OCA (Office for Contemporary Art) in Oslo, including as a curator. Some of the notable projects Cataldo was involved with are Let the River Flow. The Sovereign Will and the Making of a New Worldliness (2018); Thinking at the Edge of the World. Perspectives from the North (since 2015); and Camille Norment's Rapture at the Venice Biennale (2015). Cataldo has also worked in Venice and for the Fondazione March in Padua. He is also co-founder of the experimental collective Intorno Group.

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