Photoszene-Festival Köln

May 21 - 30, 2021


© Silviu Giuman


© Silviu Giuman




© Silviu Giuman



Photo-Detektive, © Janet Sinica, 2017.jpg


The next Photoszene-Festival will take place from May 21 - 30, 2021! As always, registrations for participation in the festival are possible from December 1st here on the website. If you have any questions about the festival, please feel free to send us an email in advance! 

Next year you can expect 5 exhibitions of the second round of the Artist Meets Archive project by Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh, Joan Fontcuberta, Anna Orlowska, Philipp Goldbach and Rosângela Rennó at the German Dance Museum, the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum and the Museum of Applied Arts Cologne. We are very much looking forward to it! In addition, as always, we are planning a framework and educational program consisting of guided tours, workshops, a symposium and a NEXT! Festival of the Young Photo Scene. PLUS: If everything works out, we will also be able to use a new room with photography in May, more about this hopefully soon, it will be great!

Of course...we are planning it all with Corona on our backs. We're organizing a big festival like the Photoscene under the current conditions to fight the pandemic - just like our colleagues in the institutions, art spaces or from other festivals. This means that we naturally also think about what the conditions mean for each exhibition, each event and each participant. Even if it is not so easy at the moment to let culture take place in the usual way: Please stay tuned! Let us know what we can do to make sure that an exhibition you are planning can take place, so that we can celebrate a nice next Photoscene Festival together! We as organizers will do our best to make the whole festival a safe, interesting and still joyful place!

Stay tuned!

Artist Meets Archive #2

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