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Backlight Photo Festival 2020

Backlight is an international photo festival organized every three years since 1987 by Photographic centre Nykyaika in the city of Tampere, Finland. Backlight is one of the oldest and largest international photography festivals in Northern Europe. Backlight exhibits contemporary photography of social and global importance.

Backlight Photo Festival triennial establishes a presentation space for works by creators of fine photographic art and explorers of the scientific world. In the photo and video works and installations the Backlight2020 addresses the multidimensional relationship between art, science and new technologies.

The main exhibition of Backlight 2020 is Related Realities. The exhibition asks: How do different realities relate – or not – to each other? The Space Works exhibition explores and tests our relationship with outer space. The artists of the Visual Catalysts exhibition will present us how to affect to economics and consumption habits using art. Mater Semper (Certa) Est is Backlight’17-prize-exhibition about female identity by Bénédicte Vanderreydt. Light in The Tunnel exhibition brings international photographic art to the public space in the city of Tampere.

 

Exhibitions:

Related Realities
5.9.–25.10.2020
Gallery Himmelblau, Finlaysoninkuja 9
Wed – Fri 12-18, Sat – Sun 12-16
Free entry

Space Works
12.9.–8.11.2020
Tampere Art Museum, Puutarhakatu 34
Tue – Thurs 9–17, Fri – Sun 10–18, Mon closed
Adults 11 €, Children (7-17 y.), unemployed, pensioners and students 5 €, Children under 7 y for free; Free admission on Fridays at 15-18

Visual Catalysts
26.9.–18.10.2020
Culture House Laikku, Keskustori 4
Tue – Fri 9–21, Sat – Sun 10–18
Free entry

Bénédicte Vanderreydt: Mater Semper (Certa) Est
5.–28.9.2020
Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Kauppakatu 14
Mon – Fri 12-18, Sat – Sun 12-16
Free entry

Light in The Tunnel
5.9.–31.12.2020
Ratina tunnel gallery
Ratinan raitti, from Suvantokatu to Voimakatu
Open 24/7, free entry

05.09.2020-31.12.2020 12:00-16:00
Tampere