A HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Insight into photography's rich history with a starting point in the museum's own collection.
Presented in Professor Sverre Fehn's specially designed interior.
2/19 – 5/28
FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY – TRADITION AND INNOVATION
The exhibition presents eight Scandinavian photographers active in the fashion field today: Siren Lauvdal, Benjamin Alexander Huseby, Jørgen Gomnes, Lukas Renlund, Torkil Gudnason, Mads Teglers, Julia Hetta, and AORTA consisting of Marco Grizelj and Kristian Krän.
Via expression that occurs in dialog with contemporary art, involves obviously manipulated or staged portrayals, or refers to earlier painterly art, these photographers have created image-series which not only show clothing but reveal an aesthetic stance, humor, or a critique of the fashion field itself. The exhibition also gives insight into Norwegian fashion photography between 1930 and 1990, and historical material about well known earlier fashion photographers such as Blumefeld, Steichen, and Madame d'Ora.
Curators: Hanne Holm-Johnsen and Hege Oulie, Preus Museum and Tone Rasch, Norsk Teknisk Museum (Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine) in cooperation with the periodical Personae.
CHILDREN'S PHOTO DAY. WORLD PINHOLEDAY
Children's Photo Day has been arranged this year for the first time. Here one will find lots of varied activities connected with photography—for example, a photographic nature trail at Karljohansvern where the answers must be photographed. Children will be able to create their own pictures with the help of sun, water, and magic paper, and there will be guided tours for children, a picture lottery, and a photo quiz.
Children's Photo Day is arranged concurrently with World Pinhole Day, which we'll celebrate by opening the darkroom for smaller groups to take pictures with cans of paint disguised as pinhole cameras ("camera obscura"). Reservations please!
Children under ten must be accompanied by an adult.
6/2 – 6/3
START ANNIVERSARY – Outdoor photography exhibition on the Start aircraft found at the Marinemuseet (Naval Museum).
6/10 – 9/2
NSFF (NORSK SELSKAP FOR FOTOGRAFI – THE NORWEGIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY)
85 YEARS. THE DREAM OF THE PERFECT PICTURE
The Norwegian Photographic Society (NSFF – Norsk Selskap for Fotografi) has organized camera clubs and photo enthusiasts in Norway since 1927. Today 105 member clubs are part of NSFF, involving 3,797 amateur photographers.
During its existence NSFF has arranged annual competitions at the national level (Landskonkurranser). These have given photographers the chance to focus on taking good pictures and compete with each other. These competitions have provided us the golden opportunity to see how photography has changed during this period. The camera clubs have been and are an important part of the photographic landscape. Several photographers have started there, some have become well known, and others—many others—should have become well known. It is not inaccurate to say that photography is Norway's most deeply cultivated folk art.
The exhibition is a collaboration between the Preus Museum and the Norwegian Photographic Society.
Photography Day has become a tradition at Karljohansvern and will take place this year for the seventh time. An outdoor festival filled with exhibitions, lectures, and various activities for anyone with a relationship to photography. Most needs will be addressed by everything from technical lectures, guided tours, retrospectives, children's activities, food, and concerts. News will be announced as the August events approach; stay informed on our website.
Arranged by the Preus Museum in collaboration with Forbundet Frie Fotografer (Society of Fine Art Photographers), Institusjonsfotografenes forening ([Society of Institutional Photographers]), Norges Fotografforbund (Norwegian Photographers Union), Norsk Fotohistorisk Forening – Preus museums venner ([Norwegian Society for the History of Photography] – Friends of Preus Museum), Norsk Selskap for Fotografi (Norwegian Photographic Society) and Norske Naturfotografer ([Norwegian Nature Photographers]).
9/23 – 1/26/2013
NORWEGIAN LANDSCAPE 1987
This year it has been 25 years since photographers Per Berntsen, Jens Hauge, Johan Sandborg, and Siggen Stinessen left on an eighteen-day tour in Norway to photograph the Norwegian landscape. The four traveled with an 8 x 10" camera they operated as a team. They took 134 pictures.
The background for the project was a shared critical stance about the dominating viewpoint about how the Norwegian landscape should be presented, and a desire to work together after several shared exhibitions. Forty-four photographs were exhibited during the fall of the same year. The pictures were completely different from the prevailing landscape image that had its origin in national romanticism and was most readily seen on postcards and calendars.
The reception was mixed, from concern that one could not tell who had taken the picture, to disappointment over the unattractive motifs. But the project is seen today as one of the most important in Norwegian artistic landscape photography.