Susanne Fessé is an art historian, curator and writer. She holds a position as Editor in Chief of the journal Utställningskritik witch focuses on criticism of the exhibition medium at Sweden's culture and natural history museums.

With s a special interest in lens-based art and is one of the founders of VERK journal, rewarded with the Swedish Publishing Prize 2018. Susanne is as a curator part of the exhibition group of CFF - Center of Photography in Sweden.


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Symposium: Matter of Concern - photography in a Changing Environment


September 14, 2017
Symposium, Konstfack, LM Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm

Welcome to a symposium in memory of Hans Hedberg.

What are the most important question and challenges for photography today? How can we rethink the formats of production and presentation? And who are the practitioners formulating new possibilities for photography?

As a photographer, critic, curator and educator at Konstfack, Hans Hedberg played a decisive role in the establishing of photography as an artistic practice in the 1990s. During his time at the School of Photography, prefect of Valand and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Gothenburg, Hans Hedberg had a great significance for the emergence of artistic research in Sweden in the beginning of the 21st century. To commemorate the memory of Hans Hedberg, Konstfack and Valand Academy will host a symposium focusing on the important tendencies in contemporary art – entirely in the spirit of Hedberg. Practitioners from various photographic fields have been invited by professionals who met Hans Hedberg during different stages of his life. They will give their view on the current state of the medium and challenges for the future.

The symposium consists of two keynote speakers and a series of shorter artist talks. In conjunction, one of the exhibitions arranged at Fotografins Hus is shown at Konstfack, and after the symposium there will be a book release of The Hans Hedberg Reader.

The symposium is open to all and requires no pre-notification. Everyone interested is warmly welcomed.

Language: English
Keynotes: Joanna Zylinska and Benedict Ramade

10.45–11.00 Introduction (Svante Larsson and Niclas Östlind)

11.00–12.00 Joanna Zylinska (presented by Maria Lantz)

12.00–12.30 Artist talk: Eva Stenram (presented by Olof Glemme)

12:30–13.30 Lunch & opening of exhibition

13.30–14.00 Artist talk: Aida Chehrehgosha (presented by Iréne Berggren)

14.00-14.30 Artist talk: Iris Smeds (presented by VERK: Linda Bergman and Susanne Fessé)

14.30–15.00 Artist talk: Simon Berg (presented by Annika von Hausswolff)

15.00–15.30 Coffee

15.30 – 15.45 Presentation of Mått, Mätt, Mot by Tyrone Martinsson.

16.15–17.15 Bénédicte Ramade (presented by Tyrone Martinsson)

16.45–17.00 The program has been changed and Tyrone Martinsson will present Chris Wainwrights work and their collaborators.

17.30–19.00 Release of The Hans Hedberg Reader at Konstfack

Artist talk: Flyktpunkt – Ny svensk fotografi 2017

Förlagssamtal med CFF på Landskrona fotoboksdag