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From the Magazine
Parallels between the attitude and aesthetics of protagonists of historical avant-garde and the artists discussed in this article (Stane Jagodič, Željko Jerman and Mirko Lovrić) can be seen in their intention to oppose the cultural canons and occasionally question the art system itself through unconventional deployment of the medium of photography.
For five years the photographer Rob Hornstra and journalist Arnold van Bruggen travelled through the Caucasus and recorded the building of the most expensive winter Olympic Games to date. To put it better: they have recorded historical, social, cultural and political “behind-the-scenes” of the 2014 winter Olympic Games in Sochi – focusing on the regions of Sochi, Abhazia and Northern Caucasus
The internet and the community have the power to transform “ordinary” people into celebrities. Something similar could be said for the Rich Kids of Instagram, only that they are not just ordinary people. This is a group of children whose parents are amongst the 1% of the wealthiest people on Earth. And their children are not ashamed of the money that is given to them.
The article thematises one of the least theorised aspects of photographic theory – medium’s relation to chance. Since the very invention of photography, writings on photography have sought to minimise medium’s dependence on chance, a tendency that was later canonised by medium’s historians and art theoreticians.