• Ljubljana / London
Miha Colner

ARTS & CULTURE

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…

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…