On Tuesday, 30 August and on Wednesday, 31 August at 6 p.m. in the conference hall of the City Museum of Ljubljana we will discuss another, a different and often overlooked power of photography: phototherapy, participatory photography, alternative productions, alternative exhibition spaces and the integration of photography in social struggle.
The deadline for contribution proposals is 28 January 2017. The deadline for finished contributions is 15 April 2017. Throughout its relatively short cultural history, the photographer’s studio has been not only the medium’s first location of […]
One of the most privileged and complex motives in the history of photography is the human face. Not only that – it has always been a heavily contested landscape, deeply invested in the aesthetic and […]
Debates / exhibition / international edition Membrana magazine All the events are taking place in Cankarjev dom – second lobby, Ljubljana. exhibition Camouflage: 20. April – 5. May 2016 curatorial exhibition guided tour: 22. April 2016 at 18 h. […]
Cankarjev dom, second lobby, 5. May, 17.00 to 20.30, 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photography on a Sofa 2016 (the platform for contemporary photography and photography theory) on the topic of Camouflage deals with contemporary meanign of photography and […]
Cankarjev dom, second lobby, 20. April – 5. May 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The exhibition Camouflage presents the works of authors made for the magazine Membrana call for projects on the theme of camouflage. The result […]
New magazine Membrana is here. Dedicated to Camouflage. From the content: A Photographic Solo Comedy by Iiu Susiraja • Jasna Jernejšek Bojan Salaj, photographer • The Ambivalent Eclecticism of Contemporary Photography • Miha Colner Perception […]
In contemporary image saturated and hyper photographed reality, camouflage opens up not only questions of power and surveillance, or their increasing corporatisation and commercialisation, but more and more the right to be unseen, the right to control one’s photographic representation and the (un)ability to resist photographic representation.
Turning away from socially relevant themes is a political act in the same manner as deliberately focusing on them. Victor Burgin elegantly concluded that it was the repeatability of such acts as “distractions” what forms the political of “politics”. This insight must necessarily be followed by the insight that the reproducibility of the acts that focus on the political, similarly form a “politics” of political. And in the case of photography we can talk about representational politics.
This topic of this issue is found photography. The growing interest for this kind of photography, which is significant for the past decade, is is not only the result of generational change of ownership, i.e. […]
This book is based on the hypothesis that two fundamental turning points can be observed in human culture since its inception. The first, around the middle of the second millennium BC, can be summed up under the heading ‘the invention of linear writing’; the second, the one we are currently experiencing, could be called ‘the invention of technical images’.
Reverberations of the Body in Contemporary Austrian Art Props & Prosthesis deals with the changing dynamic with which issues of the body, its status as a cultural signifier, and its representation as an uncanny object/subject […]