The 8th Triennale of Photography Hamburg opens with twelve exhibitions and a polyphonic program on the notion of Currency.
Engaging the theme of Currency from multiple perspectives, the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg presents twelve exhibitions with over 70 artists until September 18, 2022. From colonial-era photo albums to poetic reveries, social documentary photography and experimental modes, the exhibitions explore the myriad ways in which photographs are produced, circulated, and interpreted. The exhibition parcours through Hamburg was conceived by artistic director Koyo Kouoh and her curatorial team, alongside with the curators of ten partner museums and exhibition venues in Hamburg. The exhibitions are accompanied by an expansive program of artist talks, performances, tours, panel discussions, and film screenings during Triennial Expanded and the festival, The Register and the Recital (June 2–6, 2022).
Conjuring the initial inspiration for the curatorial framework, Koyo Kouoh remarks “After more than a century of living with photography, we have learned to perceive the world ‘photographically,’ with many of us seeing the world in image formats shaped by the media platforms that host these images. While images themselves are unstable forms, the mental repository we build through this prosthetic mode fundamentally shapes how we engage with the world around us. The present day is therefore a ‘retinal era’; one that requires a different grammar for looking, reading, and responding to images.”
Due to the large number of exhibitions and events, following the openings, the eighth edition of the Triennial moves the festival The Register and the Recital to Pentecost weekend (June 2-6, 2022) so that visitors can take their time exploring and discovering the extensive program. The festival is organized in cooperation with several major Hamburg cultural institutions and extends the Triennial to the entire city. It presents film screenings, performances, and guided tours of the exhibitions and invites artists, curators, photography scholars, and writers to talks and readings.
Coinciding with the festival, Triennial Expanded, with twelve selected projects and more than 50 satellite exhibitions in galleries and art venues across the city, creates a platform for the local photography scene and a space for exchange and encounter with photography in and from Hamburg.
For information on the exhibitions: www.phototriennale.de/#exhibitions
For the entire program of festival and Triennial Expanded: www.phototriennale.de/map
General information on the Triennial: www.phototriennale.de
Initiated by F. C. Gundlach, the Triennial of Photography Hamburg has taken place every three years since 1999 federating Hamburg’s major museums, art spaces, cultural institutions, galleries, and foundations. dations. Since 2014, the Triennial’s organization has been led by the Deichtorhallen Hamburg GmbH. The 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg 2022 entitled “Currency” will run from May 20 until September 18, 2022. The artistic director is Koyo Kouoh, who appointed an international curatorial team consisting of Rasha Salti, Gabriella Beckhurst Feijoo and Oluremi C. Onabanjo.
The following museums and exhibition houses are participating: the Bucerius Kunst Forum, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg with the House of Photography, the Hall for Contemporary Art and the Falckenberg Collection, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Jenisch Haus, the Kunsthaus Hamburg, the Kunstverein in Hamburg, the MARKK – Museum am Rothenbaum. World Cultures and Arts, the Museum der Arbeit, the Museum for Hamburg History, and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G). Additional cooperation partners in Hamburg are the Friends of the House of Photography, the Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, the Filmfest Hamburg, Imagine the City, and Kampnagel.
8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg
April 18, 2022 to September 18, 2022