On Friday, 12 May 2017, after only being open for a week at the EPEKA Gallery in Maribor, the photo exhibition War and the WWW: Kurds in Syria and Networking Websites was closed prematurely. It was […]
From the Magazine
The exhibition Copy and paste focuses on found images which are strategically pasted into new contexts. The six photographers that are exhibiting their work in the Photon gallery found their individual way of using found, vernacular and stolen images – and setting them into new context.
In 1990s, along with the prominence and popularization of the so-called deadpan aesthetics within the field of contemporary photography, began the “rediscovery” of its pioneers. This distinction came late (more than thirty years later), but undoubtedly belonged to Bernd and Hilla Becher, who devoted their lives to photographing industrial architecture.
With the development of digital technology and the internet in the past twenty years, photography has become really pervasive and omnipresent. Despite digitalization, or perhaps because of it, a tendency towards a return to ‘analogue’ photography can be observed in analog- recent years in the field of contemporary art photography as well.
Deceased gay activist and teacher David Kato stated in an interview in 2011 that there were two ways to survive being gay in Uganda: to either hide and seek darkness, or proudly step forward, out of the darkness. Photographer Tadej Žnidarčič has efficiently used this very contrast in his project We are here, we are gay and we are Ugandans.