The 6th Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg has been opened

...and we are delighted over the all-round successful start!

More than 3,800 Festival visitors attended the opening event across three days, in three cities and [7] participating art locations and museums. We would like to warmly thank the visitors for coming!

Around 600 visitors took part in the celebratory opening at the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen. 27 of the exhibiting artists from 13 countries were in attendance. They originate from Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Israel, Italy, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, Austria, Palestine, Portugal, Switzerland and the USA.

The focus events in Heidelberg and Mannheim offered the opportunity for in-depth confrontation with the artistic positions which curator Urs Stahel thematically combines under the title [7P].

Particular highlights were the Artist Lectures with the internationally renowned artists Julika Rudelius, Thomas Hirschhorn, Rico Scagliola & Michael Meier, George Legrady, Jules Spinatsch, Ilit Azoulay as well as Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti. In the course of the lectures they conveyed exciting insights into their artistic work. Their respective artistic approaches to the precarious fields that are dealt with were hotly debated in the round.

Our Portfolio Review format offered photographers the opportunity for dialogue with the Fotofestival's participating artists and renowned experts on the photography scene. Three favourites were selected by the expert jury. Their works will be put on show in a dedicated exhibition at the Heidelberger FORUM für KUNST.

We are thrilled by the extraordinarily great interest and successful launch of [7P] - [7] Places [7] Precarious Fields and would like to point out further special features in our supporting programme:

Supporting Programme Highlights

A comprehensive supporting and educational programme accompanies the Fotofestival's [7] exhibitions. We would like to particularly draw your attention to the guided tours with curator Urs Stahel. Further highlights are the GRAND TOUR - tours through all exhibitions along with the format Sidelong Glances... The Institutions in Dialogue. We cordially invite you to the opening of the Exhibition of Portfolio Review Favourites on the topic of New Realities in Documentary Photography.

Curator Tours with Urs Stahel

Friday, 16.10.15, 7 p.m., Heidelberger Kunstverein
Curator Statement with Urs Stahel (approx. 30 min)

Saturday, 17.10.15, 5 p.m, Kunsthalle Mannheim

Friday, 06.11.15, 3 p.m., Sammlung Prinzhorn

Friday, 06.11.15, 4.30 p.m., Heidelberger Kunstverein

Saturday, 07.11.15, 11 a.m., Port25 - Raum für Gegenwartskunst

Saturday, 07.11.15, 3.30 - 6 p.m. Uhr, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum und Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
Start: Wilhelm-Hack-Museum

tour of all exhibitions in one city

with Annika Wind (Culture Journalist)

Heidelberg, 31.10.15, 2 p.m.
Sammlung Prinzhorn, Heidelberger Kunstverein (Start: Sammlung Prinzhorn)

Ludwigshafen, 18.10.15, 2 p.m.
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen (Start: Wilhelm-Hack-Museum)

Sidelong Glances... The institutions in dialogue

For the Seitenblicke series of events the directors and managers of the participating exhibition institutions lead tours of their respective neighbouring venues within the context of crossover tours.

Saturday, 10.10.15, 3 p.m., Sammlung Prinzhorn
Susanne Weiß, director of the Heidelberger Kunstverein, leads a tour of the exhibition Ego-Fest & Self-Stress.

Saturday, 17.10.15, 4 p.m., Heidelberger Kunstverein
Thomas Röske, director of Sammlung Prinzhorn, leads a tour of the exhibition Communication and Control.

Saturday, 24.10.15, 3 p.m., Wilhelm-Hack-Museum
Thomas Schirmböck, head of ZEPHYR - Raum für Fotografie, leads a tour of the exhibition High-Tech, Logistics & Migration. 

Saturday, 31.10.15, 2 p.m., Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
Stefanie Kleinsorge, director of Port25 - Raum für Gegenwartskunst, leads a tour of the exhibition Violence and Destruction.

Saturday, 31.10.15, 4 p.m., Port25 - Raum für Gegenwartskunst
Barbara Auer, director of Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, leads a tour of the exhibition Knowledge, Order, Power. 

Tour prices are based on the rules of the respective institution.


Friday, 16.10.15, 8.00 p.m., Heidelberger FORUM für KUNST
From 16.10.-15.11.2015 the Exhibition of Favourites, on the topic New realities in documentary photography, will show works by up-and-coming artists who have been selected by international photography experts during the Portfolio Review.

Heidelberger FORUM für Kunst
Heiliggeiststraße 21, 69117 Heidelberg

You will find the full programme featuring guided tours, workshops for adults, children and families at www.fotofestival.info/events/ and in our Festival App, which you can download in the Apple iOS store and Android store.

Photo: © Michael Ebert, Opening of the 6th Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg, Fokus Mannheim at Zephyr - Raum für Fotografie on 17.09.2015

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