NOORDERLICHT INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL 2020
Tasio Bidegain » Verena Blok » Aya Bundurakis » Kelvin Haizel » Oktawian Jurczykowski » Tanya Klimovich » Lena Kuzmich » Ine Lamers » Sheng-Wen Lo » Marie Lukasiewicz » Nadine Stijns & Amal Alhaag » Viktor Naumovski » Nael Quraishi » Sydney Rahimtoola » Oliver Ressler » Massimiliano Rossetto » Ra Solaris » Sebastian Steveniers » Martine Stig » Jan Stradtmann » Lisandro Suriel » Madeline Swainhart » Pilvi Takala » Tommy Smits & Daniel Dmyszewicz » Lavinia Xausa » Els Zweerink »
Festival: – 20 Sep 2020
Museum Belvédère, Afslag BLV & Museum Heerenveen
Noorderlicht | House of Photography
9711 JB Groningen
Noorderlicht International Photo Festival 2020
- the 27th edition is about Generation Z
- 36 artists at four locations
18 July - 20 September, 2020: MAIN FESTIVAL (Heerenveen, NL)
4 July - 20 September, 2020: YOUNG CURATORS (Groningen, NL)
The 27th edition of the Noorderlicht International Photo Festival kick-offs at four locations in Heerenveen and Groningen, the Netherlands. ’Generation Z’ presents work by 36 photographers and filmmakers, about the mindset and energy of the youngest generation of world citizens, born after 1995. What is their place in society, how do they see their future, what are their ambitions?
The artists selected by guest curator Robert Jan Verhagen paint a picture of a generation that has an infinite amount of information at its disposal, faces an exhausted earth and grows up in times of economic stagnation and nationalistic sentiments. But they also show us a group that focuses on fundamental emancipation processes, sustainability and inclusivity. Generation Z represents a change in thinking and acting that will affect all generations.
The Noorderlicht International Photo Festival 2020, GENERATION Z, will take place from July 18 to September 20 at four locations in Heerenveen and Groningen, the Netherlands. The 27th edition is about the mindset and energy of the youngest generation of world citizens, born after 1995. What is their place in society, how do they see their future, what are their ambitions? By tapping into the hopes and fears of Generation Z, Noorderlicht aims to provide insight into their young adult world. A sharp selection has been made for the festival, that shows a generation focusing on fundamental emancipation processes.
Elena Aya Bundurakis (GR) | Els Zweerink (NL) | Ine Lamers (NL) | Jan Stradtmann (DE) | Lavinia Xausa (IT) | Lena Kuzmich (AT) | Lisandro Suriel (SX) | Madeline Swainhart (US) | Marie Lukasiewicz (FR) | Martine Stig (NL) | Massimiliano Rossetto (CH) | Amal Alhaag (NL) & Nadine Stijns (NL) | Nael Quraishi (GB) | Oktawian Jurczykowski (PL) | Oliver Ressler (AT) | Ra Solaris (PL) | Sebastian Steveniers (BE) | Sydney Rahimtoola (VS) | Tanya Klimovich (RU) | Tasio Bidegain (ES/FR) | Tommy Smits (NL) & Daniel Dmyszewicz (NL) | Verena Blok (NL) | Viktor Naumovski (MK) | Sheng-Wen Lo (TW) | Pilvi Takala (FI)
GUEST CURATOR: ROBERT JAN VERHAGEN
Robert Jan Verhagen was active as initiator / artistic director in The Hague at successively 1646, TAG and LhGWR. Verhagen loves customization, which shows from the special way in which he has been engaged in talent development over the past decade. The sustainable trajectories that he undertook with diverse photographic talent have resulted in wonderful and successful careers. His eye for young makers was the main motivation to ask Verhagen for this edition of Noorderlicht Festival.
Open Student Call: Noorderlicht Futurama
In addition to the regular open call, Noorderlicht has put out an Open Student Call, asking visual media students worldwide to create a single image that expresses the impact of the corona crisis on their lives. Noorderlicht received no less than 144 entries from 37 countries, that are exhibited in the open-air in Museumpark Oranjewoud Estate, next to Museum Belvédère. More info.
Noorderlicht Studio: Young Curators
The Noorderlicht Studio in Groningen presents ‘Tell me,’. Sydney Rahimtoola (US, 1993) and Hanane El Ouardani (NL, 1994) programmed the second edition of the Young Curators mentor program and invited eight artists to take a quirky look at the festival theme.
Imagining Science: Robin Alysha Clemens
Museum Belvédère shows a preview of the series 'Emerging Adulthood' (working title) by Dutch photographer Robin Alysha Clemens (1992) as part of the long-term collaboration project 'Imagining Science' by Noorderlicht and the University of Groningen.
TICKET SALES AND BOOKING
The festival takes place in Museum Belvédère, Afslag BLV, Museum Galerie Heerenveen (all Heerenveen) and the Noorderlicht Studio Groningen.
Reservations must be made for Museum Belvédère and the Noorderlicht Studio. Both other locations have free entrance and no reservations need to be made. There are no passe-partouts this edition.
Here is more information about entrance fees, opening hours, accessibility and reservations.