Photoszene Festival 2023

Save the Date: Photoszene-Festival 2023 May 12th-21st

The international and nationwide photography scene is in a state of flux. The International Photoscene Cologne will use the year 2022 to prepare concepts for a contemporary, biennial festival for Cologne, which is planned for May 12-21, 2023. In consultation with the Düsseldorf festival düsseldorf photo+ biennale for visual and sonic media, this will be the beginning for an alternating rhythm that will make the Rhineland a center of photography every year in may.

Open Call: Photography in Progress 
Send your admission until December 31th

For the first time, the Cologne International Photoscene is issuing an Open Call that will lead to a group exhibition for the Photoszene Festival in May 2023. >> learn more

Artist Meets Archive #3

Looking ahead to the Photoszene Festival 2023, the Artist Meets Archive program will also continue in 2022. The curatorial project of the Photoszene Festival with rotating collections and archives in Cologne will begin with a residency in 2022 and conclude with the resulting exhibitions in 2023. For this third edition, we are pleased to have on board, among others, the Museum of East Asian Art, the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, the Rheinisches Bildarchiv in collaboration with the Gymnasium and Foundation Fund and the NS-Dokumentationzentrum. An academic symposium on Artist Meets Archive is planned for October 2022. >> learn more

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