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 article investigates the relationship between social control and camouflage in contemporary conditions of new visibility from the perspective of digitalisation of photographic image and its increased integration into military and surveillance technologies.
Photographer Klavdij Sluban’s essential mode of artistic creativity is his inner division, the consequence of his having grown up between two homelands, Slovenia and France. Switching on his childhood memories of his carefree years in Livold (Kočevska) every time during shooting, his black and white photography reflects this inner schism.
The book Top Secret – Images from the Archives of the Stasi is another example of contemporary fascination over primal, non-artistic photographic production – fascination with »natural« and »genuine« photography. The photographs in the book are the outcome of Simon Menner’s research of the East German secret police (Stasi).
The opus of the French photographer Grégoire Eloy is marked by a distinctly aesthetic approach to documenting the world. This quality of his photographic style is evident both in his subtly critical series related to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and in projects that are of a completely different nature.