Also connected to Fotobokfestival Oslo 2023 is a satellite program where relevant participants participate to the festival with their own events. This year we are delighted to have Tronsmo, Fotografiens Hus, CYAN Studio, Grafill, Mirage Film Festival and Atelie / Katja Høst as satellites.
Exhibition: Julia Fjelddalen / ”I’ve been in danger, going down cliffs, white-water rivers, waterfalls”
Date: August 17 – September 17
Location: Rådhusgata 20
Wednesday – Friday
12.00 – 17.00
Saturday – Sunday
12.00 – 16.00
Over the course of several years, artist Julia Fjelddalen has created an extensive, autobiographical archive. With experimental, digital, and analogue techniques, her project consists of spontaneous snapshots and staged moments that all document personal experiences, thought and fleeting moods. At centre stage is our inner relationship with nature – a symbol and expression of freedom and passion, anxiety, and vulnerability.
Location: Universitetsgata 12
Monday - Wednesday
09.00 – 17.00
Thursday – Friday
09.00 – 18.00
Saturday – Sunday
10.00 – 16.00
Tronsmo has been the go-to place for those seeking unique bookstores since 1973. In today’s book market, where commercial chains dominate, Tronsmo is as important as ever. As an independent bookstore, we feel a responsibility and passion to promote the photobook as a genre.
Our selection of photobooks has greatly expanded over the past few years. We host photobook launches and artist talks throughout the year, including during the Fotobokfestival Oslo where we are a designated 'satellite' during the festival period. At Tronsmo, you can discover photobooks by both local heroes and global superstars, as well as lesser-known talents. Our collection includes widely published releases as well as rare finds.
During the festival week, there will be two photobook launches:
Wednesday, September 6th at 16:00
More Somehow by Stig Marlon Weston & Meggan Gould. Published by Heavy Books, Oslo
Thursday, September 7th at 16:30
Mine siste bilder by Rune Johansen. Published by Press forlag, Oslo.
You can find more information about both events on our website tronsmo.no and Facebook and Instagram. Most importantly, we welcome you to spend time exploring our photobook section during the festival and throughout the year!
Show your book!
Date: Friday September 1
Location: Jens Bjelkes gate 13a
18.00 – 21.00
CYAN studio offers accessible works and meeting spaces to photographers, with a studio and gallery and an analogue darkroom. Since 1998, CYAN has hosted more than 200 photo exhibitions, organized workshops, talks, portfolio reviews and artist residencies as well as a photo zine marathon, chatroulette party, photo lottery, and grants shows.
Preus museum is the national museum of photography that covers both the artistic, cultural history and the technical aspects of photography as a medium and is a natural meeting place for photography, nationally and internationally.
Do you have a photo book idea that you would like to discuss, or is your hard drive full of photographs that could be a photo book? Join us at Preus Museum for a talk and get feedback on your project!
One evening during FFO23, the Preus Museum moves to CYAN studio in Oslo, looking forward to meeting and chatting with you about photography and books.
The event is open to everyone, and no registration is required. You can choose for yourself whether you want to take photographs with you, talk about a possible project or show a photo book dummy.
Reviewers from Preus museum are:
Hege Oulie, senior curator
Pål Henrik Ekern, diversity curator
Pål Otnes, Editor in Photography
There will also be an opportunity to look at a selection of books that we have brought for the occasion from Preus Museum's library and have a cup of coffee while you wait. Librarian Maja Holst Svendsen will be there and will be happy to have a chat.
“Something new, old or blue, it's all welcome at our photobook review”
Date: Saturday and Sunday September 2-3
Location: Møllergata 39
Grafill is an interest organization for everyone who works within design and illustration. Our goal is to gather everyone interested in the fields of visual communication across Norway in one place. Grafill aims to be the best independent arena to meet and discuss our branch, including graphic design, illustration, animation, motion design, comic books, satirical drawing, service design, digital design, UX-design, interaction design, and more. We represent over 1700 professionals and students across Norway.
During the festival, in collaboration with Grafill, we will host a workshop for professionals and a book-binding workshop at their venues. The workshops will be held by Rachel Zoller.
Both workshops require pre-registration. More info here.
Workshop #1 - Book-binding workshop
Sunday September 3
Time: 10.00 - 13.00
Workshop #2 - Workshops for professionals:
Saturday September 2
Time: 10.00 - 14.00
Date: September 1 - September 10
Location: Fotogalleriet, Møllergata 34
12.00 - 17.00
MIRAGE is a film festival and arena for “the art of the real” where films with highly cinematic ambitions meet photography, literature and sound. It features a selection of films from the most important film festivals, including artistic documentaries, hybrid films, and retrospectives of classics from the documentary genre.
Most importantly, MIRAGE is a social festival, a place to share experiences, and a place to be surprised, fascinated, delighted and challenged by the art of cinema but also exhibitions, talks, parties and concerts. We want to evoke mind-opening conversations and facilitate meetings with the most interesting artists and filmmakers of our time. Showcasing the latest premieres and hottest cutting-edge titles from film festivals like Cannes, Berlinale, Venice, Rotterdam, Visions du Réel, CPH:DOX and many more. MIRAGE films let you travel in your head, captivate you, stimulate your curiosity and open your eyes to new perspectives.
During Fotobokfestival Oslo 2023, MIRAGE has selected Self-Portrait by artist and filmmaker Joële Walinga to be shown at Fotogalleriet. The film is a portrait of humanity as captured by its surveillance cameras.
Book signing/exhibition: Atelie / Katja Høst
Date: Thursday September 7
Location: Gras, Kristian Augusts gate 14
Katja Høst launches her new book Månesyk and in collaboration with Atelie, she has created a unique series of silkscreen prints of two selected motifs. The silkscreen prints will be shown together with several of her other photographs in Atelie's exhibition space at Gras in Kristian Augusts gate 14.
The exhibition opens on Thursday, September 7 at 18:00. Katja Høst will also sign her new photo book on the opening night!