Krakow Photomonth Festival
Krakow Photomonth, one of Europe’s most important photography festivals, has for years been tackling pressing social issues using the works of renowned and highly acclaimed visual artists. The Main Programme of the sixteenth edition of the Photomonth was put together by Iris Sikking, an independent curator, film editor, and photography historian by education.
The sixteenth edition of Krakow Photomonth will weave narratives and images together in order to capture its main theme, which is 'Space of Flows: Framing an Unseen Reality'. This year’s edition will focus on the incessant flow of peoples, information, and substances through borders of ever-growing urban sprawls, virtual cyberspace, and endangered wildlife sanctuaries.
'Space of Flows' will feature projects from artists such as Eva Leitolf, Agata Grzybowska, Jules Spinatsch, Salvatore Vitale, Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber, Antoinette de Jong & Robert Knoth, Rune Peitersen, and members of the Sputnik Photos collective, Agnieszka Rayss, and Michał Łuczak. All of the featured projects will be showcased at a collective exhibition split into ten separate exhibition venues.
The ShowOFF Section, which will feature debut projects, and events accompanying Photomonth are also an important part of the festival. Particular notable is the series of discussion panels focused on the three main themes of the festival. The panels will be staffed by artists, the curator of the Main Programme, as well as specialists representing the festival’s three main thematic fields. The ancillary event programme will be rounded out with book premieres, workshops, presentations, film screenings, and curator-led tours.
Official opening of the Festival will be held on 25 May at 6 p.m. in Starmach Gallery (ul. Węgierska 5)