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Miha Colner
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Will Deutsche Börse Award Ever Extend Beyond Its Current Geographical Frame?

Will Deutsche Börse Award Ever Extend Beyond Its Current Geographical Frame?

About the Deutsche Börse Award 2017 Dana Lixenberg, Sophie Calle, Awoiska van der Molen, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs / at The Photographers Gallery, London [3 March – 11 June 2017]     Twenty years after it was founded, the Deutsche Börse Award holds a special status as one of the…

The Ambivalent Eclecticism of Contemporary Photography

The Ambivalent Eclecticism of Contemporary Photography

The essay analyses the body of work of Ljubljana-based photographer Bojan Salaj. It was first published in the Membrana magazine 66/67 (2016) The final years of the 1980s saw a considerable widening of perception and expressive possibilities of visual art in museums and art galleries, which had previously been reserved…

The Downfall of Western Civilisation

The Downfall of Western Civilisation

An essay from the Looking for the Clouds. Contemporary Photography in Times of Conflict project and publication collectivelly curated by European Month of Photography. The group show was showcased in Bratislava and Berlin, and it is still on display at MUSA, Vienna (until 2 April 2017) in frames of Eyes-On festival.…

New Photography from the Western Balkans

New Photography from the Western Balkans

This is a brief display of the artists and photographers from the Western Balkans who were shortlisted at the Different Worlds competition and collectively exhibited at Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography and Kino Šiška in Ljubljana (7 November – 2 December 2016). The jury members were: Sophia Greiff (FotoDoks,…

Minimal Difference between This and That

Minimal Difference between This and That

An essay on the recent project by Ljubljana-based artist and photographer Peter Rauch, entitled Minimal Difference between This and That that has been exhibited at Aksioma | Project Space, Ljubljana (19 October – 11 November 2016). [Photo: Peter Fettich / Cover photo: Peter Rauch] Peter Rauch is an architect who, in…

On the Road Across Yugoslavia

On the Road Across Yugoslavia

About Bojan Radovič‘s YU and ME series of photographs (1986-1990 / 2014), available as a limited edition photobook at the ArtZine Editions As soon as it collapsed, the (former) state of Yugoslavia became a myth: the myth of an extravagant, liberal socialist state forever lost. After realising that the romantic period…

Principles of Artistic Self-affirmation

Principles of Artistic Self-affirmation

The essay about phenomena of Grupa Junij, diverse artistic collective active in 1970-1985 First published in the catalogue of the Junij in June exhibition diplayed at Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana (Month of Photography festival) and Korotan Gallery, Vienna (Eyes-On festival) in 2012! [cover photo: Metka Vergnion, Untitled, 1982] In…

Variations of Photography

Variations of Photography

The text was initially written for the overview exhibition Variations of Photography (1969-1980) by Slovenian artist Stane Jagodič at Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography in Ljubljana in December 2013. Stane Jagodič’s practice is based on variety of artistic practices, including photography and their creative variations such as photo-montage, photo-collage…