Aftermath. Changing Cultural Landscape in Zagreb
Opening reception: Thursday, 4 April at 7 pm
Galerija Klovićevi dvori
Jezuitski trg 4, Zagreb
Forum Aftermath – Zagreb:
Galerija Klovićevi dvori – 5 April 2013 , from 12 to 6 pm!
Participants/lecturers: Miha Colner / Boris Cvjetanović / Andrej Đerković / Leonida Kovač / Vala Osmani / Ivan Petrović / Bojan Salaj / Dejan Sluga
After the presentations in Ljubljana and Pordenone, Aftermath. Changing Cultural Landscape project will be shown in Klovićevi dvori in Zagreb. The exhibition brings together the principal protagonists from the field of engaged contemporary photography active in the territory of the former Yugoslavia following its disintegration (1991–2011).
Domagoj Blažević • Boris Cvjetanović • Quendrese Deda • Andrej Đerković • Tomaž Gregorič • Majlinda Hoxha • Astrit Ismaili • Robert Jankuloski • Genc Kadriu • Amer Kapetanović • Silvestar Kolbas • Srđan Kovačević • Borut Krajnc • Nenad Malešević • Goran Micevski • Duško Miljanić • Bojan Mrđenović • Paula Muhr • Oliver Musovik • Vigan Nimani • Ana Opalić • Lazar Pejović • Darije Petković • Ivan Petrović • Marija Mojca Pungerčar • Vojo Radonjić • Jasenko Rasol • Bojan Salaj • Tarik Samarah • Mirjana Stojadinović • Viktor Šekularac • Dejan Vekić • Sandra Vitaljić • Borko Vukosav • Milena Zarić • Ivan Zupanc • Antonio Živkovič
The inauguration of Aftermath in Zagreb will be accompanied by the extensive exhibition catalogue!
The Aftermath. Changing Cultural Landscape international project is the first regional research and curatorial platform established in order to identify and articulate principal tendencies within the field of contemporary photography in relation to its immediate environment. With the participation of partner organisations from throughout the former Yugoslavia, the project represents an extensive investigation of the effect of large-scale social shifts on the image of the physical and mental environment, and thereby, also on the expression of a number of artists who work in the field of fine art photography.
The Aftermath. Changing Cultural Landscape project is the regional research and curatorial platform established in order to identify and articulate principal tendencies within the field of contemporary photography in relation to its immediate environment.
The Aftermath. Changing Cultural Landscape project originates from questions about images of place and time following the disintegration of Yugoslavia as seen through the lens of contemporary art photography. Therefore, it includes and connects artists who created relevant visual documents of a particular time and place and who by their subjective approach “captured reality” at a more complex level of perception than is usually delivered by the instant photo-medium. Considering that they are principally photo documents, their images should also convince as being relevant works of contemporary visual art, both in regard to their subject matter, as well as form. In the context of the project’s conception as implied by its title, we were looking for series of works that are multi-layered and address broader subjects of social and political change, cultural and economic (r)evolution as well as social and existential stories of individuals.
Through their creative efforts, the participating artists address various effects of transition processes that unconditionally changed the life of the individual, be it the bloody wars in the 1990s and their indirect and direct consequences, radical economic changes that had a significant impact on the general social climate, or consequent new social values. A 20-year period is short enough to preserve historical memory; thus, with most artists, the new situation is always somewhat juxtaposed with the memory of the recent past.
European Cultural Foundation / Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia / Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia / Comune di Pordenone