• Ljubljana / London
Miha Colner

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When Victims Become Heroes: Propaganda Features in the Film Broj 55

When Victims Become Heroes: Propaganda Features in the Film Broj 55

About the Kristijan Milić’s heroic saga on the Croatian civil war (1991-1995) I somehow like genre of war films even though they are most often terribly biased. Their usual purpose is, unfortunately, pure propaganda. However, there are rare exceptions of war films which are ambivalent in their discourse dealing with…

The Topography of Wars and Pogroms

The Topography of Wars and Pogroms

Review of the Conflict, Time, Photography exhibition at Tate Modern in London – open until 15 March 2015! *initially published in Dnevnik daily newspaper in Slovenian language Almost endless number of acclaimed photographers who have in the past 150 years documented direct or indirect consequences of armed conflicts are presented…

Interiors of Power(lessness)

Interiors of Power(lessness)

About the Bojan Salaj‘s Interiors-Correspondences project   A few months ago, withing the framework of Photonic Moments festival in Ljubljana, Bojan Salaj mounted a show Interiors-Correspondences dealing with the visual insignia of power. The exhibition consisted of four big-format photographs showing ‘interiors of power’ in a symmetric rectangular formation that…

The Fall of the Dictator

The Fall of the Dictator

About a year ago I found and hastily watched a three-hour documentary titled The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2010) directed by Andrei Ujica. I was thrilled. The director managed to create something rare and extraordinary: he made an extensive documentary without narration and therefore without any comments. The understanding and…

The Banality of Image

The Banality of Image

This text was written for the catalogue of the Copy Paste exhibition which focuses on the practices of re-using found photography in the artistic / photographic context. The exhibition is open from 10 December 2014 to 16 January 2015 at Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography in Ljubljana and will…