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2011/09/07 19:00 Hrs
Wunder der Prärie - Indernational Festival for Performance-Art, Live-Art and Art (7. - 17. September 2011)
Festival Opening Wunder der Prärie
zeitraumexit, Mannheim

Igor Grubic, Jörn Burmester, PME-Art, DJ Soundball
Performance, Exhibition, Party
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zeitraumexit e.V. / Hafenstraße 68-72 / 68159 Mannheim

2011/09/08 18:00 Hrs
DRESS(ING) UP - Francesco Guisti & Mathilde Lloret
Opening of the cooperative exhibitions
La Chambre, Strasbourg

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La Chambre / 4 place d’Austerlitz / 67000 Strasbourg / France

2011/10/08 15:00 Hrs
The Favorites
Preview of works by the favorites
Print Media Academy, Heidelberg

The exhibition presents the three 2011 Portfolio Review favorites.
08.10. - 06.11.2011

2011/10/08 19:00 Hrs
Presentation of the Cultural Award 2011 of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) at the Heidelberger Kunstverein
The DGPh’s Cultural Award 2011 will be presented to Prof. Klaus Honnef within the scope of the Fotofestival Mannheim_Ludwigshafen_Heidelberg.
Heidelberger Kunstverein

Within the scope of the Fotofestival, on October 8 the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) will present its distinguished Cultural Award to Bonn-based Prof. Klaus Honnef, one of the most important curators, authors, critics, and champions of artistic photography in the second half of the 20th century. Since the early 1970s and his work for documenta 5 and documenta 6, Honnef (*1939 in Tilsit) has stood for the recognition of professional photography in the context of the visual arts. Numerous now prominent names in photography have been represented at the more than 500 exhibitions he has curated. He presented their work in its early phase and is therefore also considered to be the discoverer of these artists.

2011/10/08 21:00 Hrs - 2011/10/09 03:00 Hrs
Party with the ARTgenossen
Kunsthalle Mannheim

Band, DJ, Art actions and guided tours
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2011/10/27 19:00 Hrs
Discussion: Networks and Cooperation within the Scope of the Kultur.Raum.Stadt Series of Events
ZEPHYR-Raum für Fotografie
Cécile Espitallier
Gabrielle Oßwald
Thomas Schirmböck
Carolin Ellwanger

The networking of cultural institutions has many faces and even more possibilities. It constitutes the basis for every conceivable type of cooperation. Promoters and sponsors of culture from the entire metropolitan area—an ever growing network spanning two states, three cities, and seven exhibition venues—closely collaborate to mount the Fotofestival. This year we succeeded in expanding this network artistically, institutionally, and even internationally. We collaborated with “Wonders of the Prairie,” the international festival for performance, live art, and art, which took place in September. In addition to local and regional partners, this year’s Fotofestival was also able to acquire “La Chambre,” the French association of photography in Strasbourg, as a partner. In the panel discussion, both of the regional festivals will introduce themselves and shed light on the various possibilities connected with festivals that have a regional basis yet international impact.
Carolin Ellwanger (Fotofestival) and Gabriele Oßwald (Wonders of the Prairie) will subsequently talk with the Fotofestival’s cooperation partners Thomas Schirmböck from Zephyr and Cécile Espitallier from La Chambre about the significance of cooperations and networks and their associated difficulties and possibilities.
Free admission!

2011/11/06 17:00 Hrs
Closing Event
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen

Artist's Discussion with Francesco Giusti,
Summary and Outlook – an open talk with Katerina Gregos, Solvej Helweg Ovesen, the organizers of the Fotofestival, and the curator of the 2013 Fotofestival

2012/02/11 19:00 Hrs - 2012/04/01
The Fotofestival Mannheim_Ludwigshafen_Heidelberg presents a selection from the 4th Fotofestival at the Grimmuseum in Berlin.

The exhibition will include photographic works by Ravi Agarwal (India, 1958), Said Atabekov (Uzbekistan, 1965), Plamen Bontchev (Bulgaria, 1980) und Sofia Burchardi (Denmark, 1981), Philippe Chancel (France, 1959), Gohar Dashti (Iran, 1980), Hasan und Husain Essop (South Africa, 1985), Fouad Elkoury (France/Lebanon, 1952), Jacob Holdt (Denmark, 1947), Pieter Hugo (1976, South Africa), Barbara Metselaar Berthold (Germany, 1951), Boniface Mwangi (Kenya, 1985), Paolo Woods (Netherlands, 1971). All these works were produced especially for the Fotofestival.

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2012/02/12 16:00 Hrs
Jacob Holdt: On Saying Yes
On the occation of the opening and in this context, the legendary and socially engaged photographer Jacob Holdt, world famous already in 1977 for his extensive photo series American-Pictures, presents his slide show, 12.2. at Kapelle am Urban.

Location: Kapelle am Urban, Grimmstraße 10 (Nähe Grimmuseum), entrance 7/10 €

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