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Miha Colner

ARTS & CULTURE

The New World [by Matjaz Rust]

The New World [by Matjaz Rust]

About the recent series of photographs of photographer Matjaž Rušt, entitled The New World exploring the visual iconography of Slovenian immigrant communities in the lands overseas. Migration has existed in the world for as long as civilisations, i.e. connected communities of people with collective identity and consciousness. In the last…

Collectivism in Contemporary Photography

Collectivism in Contemporary Photography

Reflection of the research project and the group exhibition Collective Practices and Photography in the Region at Artget Gallery, KCB, Belgrade (9 November – 12 December 2017), curated by Fotodokumenti. Cover photo: Peter Rauch, Community, 2012-2013 Collectivism in art and other branches of creative endeavour is not a new phenomenon.…

Notes to Independence

Notes to Independence

The article entitled Notes to Independence was initially published in the catalogue of Backlight Photo Festival, Tampere, Finland, which was focusing on different notions of independence.   The human world, like that of many other living species, is undoubtedly hierarchical and structured in a particular social pyramid. This is a…

Now and Then: The Great War Reflected in Contemporary Art

Now and Then: The Great War Reflected in Contemporary Art

An essay on contemporary art reflecting on the World War I, originally published in the book entitled Red Poppy Fields [The Great War Reflected in Contemporary Photography] released by Photon, 2017.   “Gentlemen, we are now in a state of necessity, and necessity knows no law!” said German Chancellor Bethmann…

The Scream and Its Echo

The Scream and Its Echo

About the work of Nika Oblak & Primož Novak which has been showcased on series of exhibitions entitled And Now for Something Completely Different, currently on at Kresija Gallery, Ljubljana.   Works of art generally reflect the zeitgeist in which they were created; the more effective ones furthermore universalise their…

Memory of Trees

Memory of Trees

An essay about the group project entitled Memory. Imprints of Destruction and Rebellion of Life showcasing works of Jaka Babnik, Masaki Hirano and Bojan Radovič whcih was premiered on 26 and 27 May 2017 at DUM Project Space in Ljubljana (co-production of House of Photography Slovenia, Sektor Institute, Rostfrei Publishing).…

Why So Serious?

Why So Serious?

A short essay about the series of photographs by Jaka Babnik entitled Why So Serious? which was released as a photobook, published for Rostfrei Publishing, and displayed as an exhibition at Miklova hiša Gallery, Ribnica, Slovenia. The photobook can be ordered here. Although created consciously and intentionally, as a result…