Aftermath: Beograd

AFTERMATH. Changing Cultural Landscape

Tendencies of engaged post-Yugoslav contemporary photography

22 August – 14 September 2013

Opening reception: Thursday, 22 August
8.00 pm: Kulturni Centar Beograda – Podroom (Trg republike 5, Belgrade)
9.30 pm: Galerija Remont (Ulica Maršala Birjuzova 7, Belgrade)

Ivan Zupanc, Golden Section, 2003-2006

Ivan Zupanc, Golden Section, 2003-2006

After the presentation in Ljubljana, Pordenone and Zagreb, Aftermath. Changing Cultural Landscape project will be shown in Belgrade. 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 • Qëndrëse 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

Borut Krajnc, Velika Pirešica, Emptiness, 2004-2008

Borut Krajnc, Velika Pirešica, Emptiness, 2004-2008

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.

Aftermath represents a metaphor for the consequences of turbulent events and their mark on the physical environment and on social everyday life. Through their creative efforts, the participating artists address various effects of transition processes that unconditionally and brutally 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 climate, or directly related new social values.

Due to its temporal span, Aftermath provides an interesting confrontation of artistic reflections and expressions of various generations that either experienced the period before the disintegration of the common state or originate from a completely new social context. 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. The main starting point of the exhibited works is therefore the relation between the old and the new, the recording of the gradual changes within an individual place and time and the effect of ideologies on the broader social and physical environment.

Aftermath is collaborative project of seven partner organisations from former Yugoslav states (Beograd, Cetinje, Ljubljana, Priština, Sarajevo, Skopje, Zagreb); it is supported by European Cultural Foundation (BIFC), Forum of Slavic Cultures, local authorities and Comune di Pordenone.

Goran Micevski, Roofless House, from the Belgrade(r) series, 2007-2012

Goran Micevski, Roofless House, from the Belgrade(r) series, 2007-2012

Gallery Hours:
Mondays – Fridays: 11 am – 6 pm
KCB (Podroom)
Mondays – Saturdays: 12 – 8 pm

Photon (Ljubljana) / Remont (Belgrade) / Film & Film (Pula) / Collegium Artisticum (Sarajevo) / Stacion (Prishtine) / Narodni muzej Crne Gore (Cetinje) / Contemporary Croatian Photography (Zagreb)

Supported by:

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Forum of Slavic Cultures

European Cultural Foundation

Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia / City Council of Belgrade

Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography
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