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Noorderlicht Photo Festival 2017

to 11:00 - 18:00 - € 15.00

Der Aa Church
Akerkhof 2
9711 JB Groningen


NUCLEUS, Imagining Science

The 24th edition of the Noorderlicht International Photo Festival will take place from Sunday 22 October through Sunday 26 November 2017. This edition is about science and how it is depicted by photographers and artists.

Works based on the theme ‘NUCLEUS, Imagining Science’ made by more than fifty photographers are on display at eight venues in Groningen, Eelde, Assen and Heerenveen.  One of the venues is the Aa Church in Groningen.

The exhibition focuses on the human urge to comprehend and control the world around us. NUCLEUS (‘the core’) is about discovery and progress.

Art and science
Artists often ask themselves the same questions as scientists and have the same principles in common: originality, creativity and an open mind. In NUCLEUS the two disciplines engage in dialogue. Science is both the subject of this festival as well as its source of inspiration.

Jos Jansen and Ben Feringa
A noteworthy feature of NUCLEUS is the collaboration between photographer Jos Jansen and Prof.Dr. Ben Feringa, Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Groningen. Prof. Feringa is considered one of the world’s most creative chemists. In collaboration with the University of Groningen Noorderlicht has invited Jos Jansen to capture the essence of Feringa’s work, which was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016. The resulting series of photographs will be on show in the Aa Church.

Noorderlicht Photo Festival 2017
Noorderlicht has been acclaimed for its annual photo festivals, which have been held alternately in the provinces of Groningen and Friesland since 1990, as well as for the exhibitions at its permanent Photo Gallery in the centre of Groningen and the multifaceted projects it organizes. Noorderlicht has gained an international reputation for socially committed narrative photography that sits on the cusp of art and documentary.

The Aa Church is the photo festival’s main venue. There are also works on display at the Noorderlicht Photo Gallery and at a number of satellite venues in the city of Groningen and other locations in the Northern provinces.

Opening hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Online ticket sales have started

Passe-partout € 15 (after 1 October € 17,50)
Passe-partout & catalogue € 27,50 (after 1 October € 30)
Students passe-partout € 8 (after 1 October € 10)

For more information please see the Noorderlicht website.

liquid gravity (2013), 132 x 202 cm, © Michael Najjar

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