Fringe Program 2018
Every image is fake, every image is the truth
Ola Lanko - M
"M" comprises numerous pictures found in the collections of prints produced by food companies in 50s - 80s to promote their products. Combining these images with reedited soundtrack from a documentary about parallel universes a playful comment on western vision and attitude towards the “other” is made. The video reminds that there is always more than one perspective on things and there are multiple possibilities for interpretation and experience.
Lars van den Brink - Korean Winterscape
People enjoying their spare time is a theme in the work of Lars van den Brink. Motivated by his emotions towards loneliness he travels to places made by mankind and that are designed as meeting points. ‘Korean Winterscapes’ is a photo series about the skiing culture in South-Korea. By merging several photos together in one image, Van den Brink creates a new reality of moments that took place but not at the same time.
Rotterdam Photo at World Press Photo
From 20 January 2018 to 9 February 2018 the World Press Photo 2017 exhibition is held at the Sint Laurenskerk in Rotterdam. This annual expo shows the prize-winning photographs of photojournalists and documentairy photographers world wide. The 60th edition of World Press Photo shows 45 photo's in eight categories: contemporary issues, daily life, general news, long-term projects, nature, people, sports and spot news.
Photography has long been perceived as one of the most truthful mediums but has always been questioned. Images have the power to change the perception of the masses and alter history. Where a photojournalist attempts to impact the crowd with a “truthful” image, the conceptual artist might do the same with manipulated imagery. With the use of many types of photography, Rotterdam Photo 2018 seeks the line between real and fabricated with the theme FAKE | TRUTH. We explore how truthful an image actually can be and how fabricated and altered images might actually be a gateway to a new truth. Rotterdam Photo presents during World Press Photo three exhibitions around our theme with contemporary autonomous photography.
Marcel Kollen en Lise Straatsma - Welcome to the internet
Behaving much like an infectious pandemic, the wonderful world of Internet memes is a worldwide social phenomenon, spreading from person to person through the Internet. For Fotofestival Schiedam the curatorial team has made a selection of this visual phenomenon illustrating public outrage or image-based protest, compiling them as an important part of our contemporary visual culture.
Grote Kerkplein 27
Rotterdam, 3011 GC
Tuesday - Saturday: 11.00 - 17.00
Sunday: 13.00 - 16.00
In collaboration with World Press Photo, Instawalk010 organizes an Instawalk at Thursday 8 February 2018. The starting point is at 3.30 pm at the World Press Photo / Rotterdam Photo exhibition in the Laurenskerk. The Instawalk ends at the opening of Rotterdam Photo 2018 which starts at 18:00 on the Deliplein in Katendrecht.
Up to 25 people can join, so sign up as soon as possible! This can be done via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cafe Obscura Live
On Friday evening the 9th of February from 20:00 till 22:00 there is a live broadcast from Cafe Obscura at Rotterdam Photo. The location is the first floor of Fenix II (Veerlaan 21, 3072 AN)
The evening is about our festival, the participating photographers and the theme FAKE | TRUTH. Entrance is free and there is space for 25 guests.
Thursday 8 Feb
15:30-18:00 Instawalk 010 from Word Press Photo to Rotterdam Photo
18:00 Official opening by Marcel Kollen and Pieter Wisse
18:30-21:00 DJ Marco Broere
Friday 9 Feb
18:00-21:00 DJ Roccalberti
Saturday 10 Feb
13:00-16:00 DJ Marco Broere
16:30-19:30 DJ Leonor Jonker
19:30-22:00 Rotterdam Photo Talks
19:30-23.30 Jeroen van de Beek @ Rotterdam Photo Talks
22.00-23.30 Drinks @ Rotterdam Photo Talks
Sunday 11 Feb
12:00-15:00 DJ Marco Broere
15:00-16:00 Your Average Neighbours
16:00-17:00 Convoi Exeptional