3 exhibitions in collaboration with Cologne's independent scene

The Photoszene is expanding its curatorial program and is pleased to announce collaborations with the Temporary Gallery and the municipality of Cologne, GOLD+BETON, Labor, Mouches Volantes and the Michael Horbach Foundation in the 2023 edition.FestivalCo-Labs!
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Highlighting current social issues and presenting contemporary artistic trends in photography has always been an integral part of the Photoszene Festival's programming. Building on the ThinkTank 'We Do/Are Photography', which prepared this year's festival and took place in Cologne in October 2022, the Photoszene Co-Labs! curated exhibitions were developed in cooperation with Cologne's independent scene and invited curators.

The Photoszene Co-Labs! reflect on climate change with a specific focus on water as a resource in a group exhibition at the Temporary Gallery, curated by Nada Rosa Schroer. They map the interpretation and meaning of body images in a curatorial concept by Donja Nasseri in the four art spaces at Ebertplatz. And they show the transformation of photographic images under the influence of advancing digitalisation and technologisation in the art spaces of the Michael Horbach Foundation - the first exhibition of the photo scene that developed from an open call and was selected by a jury, curated by Dana Bergmann and Alexander Hagmann.

Co-Labs Exhibitions at the Photoszene-Festival
  •  Maxim Zmeyev, Type, 2021, Courtesy the artist
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    Photography in Progress: Fragile Infrastrukturen

    Kunsträume der Michael Horbach Stiftung
    12.05. – 11.06.2023

  •  Lito Kattou, San Point Centre for Contemporary Art, 2018. Skins Feathers VIII, 2018. Detail Photo © Nikos Alexopoulos
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    Vibrant Waters

    Temporary Gallery – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst e.V.
    12.05. – 11.06.2023

  •   © Arisa Purkpong
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    The Loneliness One dare not sound

    Part One

    Gemeinde Köln
    12.05. – 21.05.2023

  • © Gago Gagoshidze
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    The Loneliness One dare not sound

    Part Two

    12.05. – 21.05.2023

  •   © defrag zine
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    The Loneliness One dare not sound

    Part Three

    12.05. – 21.05.2023

  •   © Moshtari Hilal
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    The Loneliness One dare not sound

    Part Four

    Mouches Volantes
    12.05. – 21.05.2023

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    'Check your habitus'

    Sommerblut Kulturfestival

    Ebertplatz Außeninstallation
    07.05. – 24.05.2023