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Program 2021

10-27.06 Art_Inkubator

Fotofestiwal 2021 | 20 edition – our jubilee!

The program of the 20th edition of Fotofestiwal is prepared jointly by Łódź curators, activists, creators, universities and students. Together, we will create a story about the city whose fascinating history combines the creative pursuit of avant-garde artists with the popular working-class culture.

The program will include exhibitions referring to the history of the city, meetings of local galleries and artists, and, most importantly, presentations of the most interesting achievements of artists associated with Łódź, whose accomplishments have become a permanent element of the canon of Polish art. A particularly large block of exhibitions will also be devoted to the contemporary world photography. We will show several international projects and platforms aimed at promoting and presenting the rising stars of contemporary photography. When it comes to numbers, Fotofestiwal 2021 includes over 40 exhibitions around Łódź, two festival centres, and presentations of the works by over 150 visual artists.

The main part of the Fotofestiwal program is being developed under the supervision of Prof. Józef Robakowski and is dedicated to the art scene in Łódź. Exhibitions will be shown in Art_Inkubator at 3 Tymienieckiego Street, as well as in galleries and informal spaces throughout the city. In the second festival centre, OFF Piotrkowska, among others, exhibitions prepared jointly by three universities in Łódź will be shown: the Lodz Film School, the Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Lodz. The exhibition of photographs from the collection of Muzeum Sztuki (Museum of Art) in Łódź, organized jointly by the Festival and the Museum, will be another special event. This unique collection of photographs, gathered over the years by Urszula Czartoryska, will be presented at ms2 at 19 Ogrodowa Street. As every year, there will also be international projects. The Festival program will include, among others, a collective exhibition of the works created by the Open Call finalists, presentations of European photo platforms: Parallel and Futures, and exhibitions by photographers who have been invited to artistic residencies.

The Łódź art scene is based primarily on grassroots, often anarchist and anti-system initiatives. It is the result of collective energy, and it is thanks to such energy that the jubilee edition of Fotofestiwal is being created.

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EXHIBITIONSEVENTS
10.06

Reincarnation

Łódź
10.06

Andrzej Różycki, Import(ance)s. Between hoarding and photosophy

Łódź
28.05

TENDER ATTENTION. Urszula Czartoryska and Photography

Łódź
10.06

Tales of the city of Łódź

Łódź
05/06

CITY PROGRAM

Łódź
11.06

FULLSCREEN. Pressure of the image

Łódź
11.06

Errorism. Agnieszka Kurant

Łódź
10.06

Open Program

The rest of the world
11.06

Parallel Review

The rest of the world
10.06

Month of Photography in Minsk

The rest of the world
10.06

Map I Territory

Łódź
10.06

Infinity

Łódź
06.05

Krzysztof Cichosz, Barbara Konopka, Robert Mainka, Tomasz Mażewski, Wiesław Michalak, Igor Omulecki, Józef Robakowski, Tomasz Wysocki, Witosław Ziemiszewski, DIGITAL IMAGES

online opening / Facebook of Miejska Galeria Sztuki w Łodzi – Ośrodek Propagandy Sztuki
05.06

Mariusz Sołtysik, Wiktor Polak, Aleksandra Chciuk, Adam Klimczak, PANOPTICUM

28.05

Exhibition opening: TENDER ATTENTION. Urszula Czartoryska and Photography

free entrance
28.05

Frakcja, THE DODGY END. ALL QUIET IN ŁÓDŹ

exhibition opening
14.05

Artur Chrzanowski, THE CASE OF ŁÓDŹ

online opening at Miejska Galeria Sztuki Facebook
04.06

Katarzyna Wąsowska, Anna Zagrodzka, TYLE PIĘKNA

exhibition opening
04.06

Exhibition opening: Mariia Snisarenko, #trashcanonthezarzew / IN VINO VERITAS

free entrance
05.06

Tomasz Matuszak, Irena Zieniewicz, HISTERIUM

exhibition opening
05.06

Exhibition opening: Marcin Polak, THE YEAR 2039

wstęp wolny
08.06

Exhibition opening: Monidło Images

free entrance
09.06

Exhibition opening: Joanna Dębowska, Man is Wolf to Man?

free entrance
09.06

Exhibition opening: Magdalena Moskwa, LOTS OF ROSES

free entrance
09.06

Exhibition opening: PHOTO-WEAVING

free entrance
09.06

Exhibition opening: Sebastian Collett, GHOST FUGUE

free entrance
10.06

Exhibition opening: Jan Barnaś, Dawid Furkot, Tomasz Jeziorski, Wojciech Kamerys, Patrycja Maciaszek, Anna Madeńska, Hanna Musiałek, Szymon Perzanowski, Michał Szufla, Julia Szwed, TOUGH LOVE

free entrance
09.06

Exhibition opening: Elisa Azevedo, Evgenia Emets, Margarida Reis Pereira, Maria Oliveira, Nuno Barroso, Sam Mountford, SUSTENTAR (BIENNALE IN PORTO)

free entrance
10.06

FOTOFESTIWAL and exhibitions opening: Reincarnation; Tales of The City of Łódź; Andrzej Różycki, Import(ance)s…; Open Program; Long live Belarus! (Month of Photography in Minsk); Map I Territory

free entrance
11.06

Review of the PHOTO MATCH portfolio – presentations (open for audience)

free entrance
11.06

Exhibition opening: Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, MULTIPLE PORTRAIT

free entrance
11.06

Exhibition opening: Agnieszka Kurant, ERRORISM

free entrance
11.06

Exhibition opening: Agnieszka Kołodziejczak, Olgierd Koczorowski, Marek Krzysztof Lasecki, Karolina Jakóbczak, ŁÓDŹ FOUR CORNERS OF THE WORLD

free entrance
11.06

Exhibition opening: Fullscreen. Pressure of Image (University of Łódź, Strzemiński Academy of Art and Łódź Film School)

free entrance
11.06

Exhibition opening: PARALLEL REVIEW

free entrance
11.06

Exhibition opening: Marcelo Zammenhoff, REGRESSIVE ARCHIVE

free entrance
11.06

Outdoor screening: European Photography Platform – Futures | Galeria Czynna – BY THE WAY | film screenings: Lodz Film School – ANIMATIONS [PL, ENG]

free entrance
12.06

Review of the PHOTO MATCH portfolio – meetings (closed for audience)

closed event
11.06

Wiktor Skok / Glitter Glass / Zelde 743 / m_ozog

DJ set
12.06

Curator-guided tour of the exhibition: REINCARNATION

ticket/pass
12.06

Closing meeting with Artur Chrzanowski, THE CASE OF ŁÓDŹ

meeting
12.06

Guided tour of the exhibition: LONG LIVE BELARUS! (Month of Photography in Minsk) with curators and artists

ticket/pass
12.06

Meeting with Józef Robakowski – the initiator of the DIGITAL IMAGES exhibition

meeting
12.06

Guided tour of the OPEN PROGRAM exhibitions with artists

ticket/pass
12.06

Exhibition opening: LIGHT AND DARKNESS. Photographs by Bogdan Konopka

free entrance
12.06

Exhibition opening: Marta Ostajewska, SUMMER HONEY CUBES

free entrance
12.06

We are celebrating 20! birthday of Fotofestiwal

admission with a festival pass
13.06

Brunch with photobooks

free entrance
13.06

Photobooks: Sushi and Books

free entrance
13.06

Curator-guided tour of the exhibition: TENDER ATTENTION. URSZULA CZARTORYSKA AND PHOTOGRAPHY

ticket
13.06

Guided tour of the exhibition with Agnieszka Kurant: ERRORISM

ticket
13.06

End of the main weekend: chill, barbecue and games

free entrance
13.06

Exhibition opening: Iacopo Pasqui, DER ENGEL

free entrance
13.06

Exhibition opening: Bartłomiej Talaga, WALK IN SYNCHRONICITY

free entrance
13.06

Outdoor screening: Wings of Desire, dir. Wim Wenders [PL, ENG]

free entrance
14.06

Curator-guided tour of the exhibition: Marcelo Zammenhoff, REGRESSIVE ARCHIVE

free entrance
16.06

What has changed in the last 20 years on the photographic and audio-visual map of Lodz?, a talk with the mentors of the first edition of Fotofestiwal: Prof. J. Robakowski, Prof. R. Kluszczyński, Prof. G. Przyborek, Krzysztof Candrowicz, host: Małgorzata Ludwisiak and Tomasz Ferenc

free entrance
18.06

Exhibition opening: Dariusz Bienkowski’s COLLECTION OF EVENTS

free entrance
18.06

Curator-guided tour of the exhibition: LIGHT AND DARKNESS. Photographs by Bogdan Konopka

18.06

Film screenings: Lodz Film School: narrative [PL, ENG]

free entrance
18.06

Meeting with Maria Nowakowska on her book So Much Beauty. Łódź Sculptures in the Urban Space

free entrance
18.06

Outdoor screening with Polówka: DANGER OF COLLAPSE OR ENLIGHTENMENT!, dir. Łukasz z Bałut [PL, ENG]

free entrance
19.06

Research symposium: Urszula Czartoryska and Photography

closed event
19.06

Meeting with Andrzej Różycki and Karol Jóźwiak

ticket/pass
19.06

Film screenings: A Review of Film Works Related to Wojciech Wiszniewski [PL]

free entrance
19.06

Picnic together with the Open Exhibition

free entrance until 10 p.m. / after 10 p.m. - 20 PLN
19.06

Film screenings: A story about the city – Łódź as a protagonist and scene of events – screening prepared in cooperation with Piotr Kardas [PL, ENG]

free entrance
19.06

Re-match, opening of the Coachhouse by the Biedermann’s Palace

free entrance
23.06

Meeting with Ola Woźniak about neons of Łódź

free entrance
20.06

Meeting with Józef Robakowski – the initiator of the exhibition DARIUSZ BIEŃKOWSKI’s COLLECTION OF EVENTS

free entrance
23.06

Unveiling of a new Foto neon sign and opening of the exhibition Portraits of Łódź Inhabitants From the Ateliers of The City’s Photo Studios

free entrance
20.06

Curator-guided tours of the exhibition REINCARNATION

ticket/pass
24.06

FOTO SLAM: Free your mind – a story of one photograph from Łódź

free entrance
20.06

Film screenings: Art scene of Łódź [PL]

free entrance
22.06

Film screening: Kill It and Leave This Town, dir. Mariusz Wilczyński [PL, ENG]

limited number of places!
26.06

Film screenings: Artists of Łódź [PL]

free entrance
25.06

Marta Łącka, outSide – A Collective Visual Diary On The Facades of Żytnia Street

free entrance
25.06

Film screenings: Łódź Film School – DOCUMENTARY [PL, ENG]

free entrance
26.06

Meeting with artists: Reincarnation, moderator: Karol Owczarek (K MAG)

free entrance
25.06

Exhibition opening: Marek Szyryk, ON THE BEAUTY OF LIFE

free entrance
26.06

Photo-walks around the Art Nouveau Scheibler’s power plant

registration is closed!
26.06

Photo-walks around the Art Nouveau Scheibler’s power plant

registration is closed!
25.06

Rubble, audiovisual event

free entrance
26.06

Premiere of the book Oi! Oi! Oi! A Punk From Łódź… and a meeting with Dariusz Jędrasiak & Piotr Wawrzak

free entrance
26.06

DJ set

free entrance
26.06

Film screening: The Year 2137 – Anti-Chronicle of Film, dir. Moryc Helms [PL]

free entrance
27.06

Meeting with Marek Szyryk

free entrance
27.06

Curator-guided tour of the exhibition: PANOPTICON and meeting with the artists

27.06

Endlesness SPECIAL, meeting

ticket/pass
27.06

Curator-guided tour of the exhibition: REINCARNATION

ticket/pass
27.06

Closing of Fotofestiwal: concert of Łukasz z Bałut, a meeting with Kacper Zaorski Photography & Street Art and chill, grill & fun

free entrance
27.06

Curator-guided tour of the exhibition LIGHT AND DARKNESS. Photographs by Bogdan Konopka

27.06

Photography & Women – a discussion on photography: Karolina Puchała-Rojek, Agnieszka Rayss, Weronika Kobylińska

free entrance
27.06

Photo-walks around the Art Nouveau Scheibler’s power plant

registration is closed!
27.06

Meeting: Photography & Women – Discussion about Photography vol. 14: Karolina Puchała-Rojek, Agnieszka Rayss, Weronika Kobylińska

meeting
27.06

Photo-walks around the Art Nouveau Scheibler’s power plant

registration is closed!

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