• Ljubljana / London
Miha Colner

photography

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…

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).…

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,…

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…