Kacper Kowalski, photo: Piotr 'iczek' Biegaj
Kacper Kowalski will present his new series of winter photographs at a solo exhibition during the Landskrona Foto Festival. The Polish photographer won the festival's portfolio review in 2016.
This year will be the fifth edition of the Landskrona Foto Festival, which will take place between the 8th and 17th of September at the Pumphuset in Landskrona. The festival aims to attract established photographers from around the world who have not yet had the opportunity to present their work in Sweden. Their work will appear alongside works by popular young local photographers.
Exhibitions will be on at numerous galleries as well as Landskrona’s main church. The 2017 edition of the festival will see much more photography out ‘in the streets’: many exhibitions, such as photos from the yearly open call, will leave the confines of galleries and museums and pop up in, among others, shop windows. Among the most anticipated exhibitions is the European premiere of the harrowing and acclaimed work by Carlos Ayesta (Venezuela) and Guillaume Bression (France), Fukushima – No Go Zone, which portrays the consequences of the disaster that struck the Japanese nuclear power plant in 2011. The exhibitions will be accompanied by panel discussion and meetings with the photographers.
Kacper Kowalski is a Polish photographer, who won the portfolio review during the 2016 edition of the festival. This year he will present his new series of winter photographs Over. The series is a visual record documenting Kowalski’s lone aerial journeys above Polish landscapes during the bitter-cold of winter. It also coincides with the 20th anniversary of his airborne adventures as a pilot and photographer on paragliders and gyroplanes. In addition, the festival will see the premiere of the Over photo book. The book is designed by award-winning Polish graphic designer Anna Nałęcka.
Climate change has ceased to be a purely scientific topic. Over the last decade, it has become a political issue, of economic and social importance. The Landskarona Foto Festival will take a closer look at how climate change affects us and how photography and visual arts deal with the issue – they can also increase awareness and show new ways of understanding the major changes going on around us. Kowalski has been invited to participate in a panel discussion on the role of visual art in the debate on climate change. He will talk about his Side Effects and Over projects.
In the upcoming months, Kacper Kowalski’s work will also be on display at In The Gallery in Copenhagen, as well as in galleries in Paris, Zurich and Iceland. In the past, the photographer has co-operated with The Curator Gallery in New York, Photo 12 in Paris and San Francisco, Arte Giani in Frankfurt, the Regina Anzenberger Gallery in Vienna and the Lumiere Brothers galery in Moscow.
The event is organised in co-coperation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, under its flagship brand Culture.pl and the Polish Institute in Stockholm.
Source: promotional materials, compiled by Marta Kolbuszewska, 22 Aug 2017, translated by NR
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