Zipped Worlds

Photography in Public Domain

Breda Beban, Emma Ciceri, Fabrizio Giraldi, G.R.A.M., KOLEKTIVA, Borut Krajnc, Paula Muhr, Adrian Paci

Opening: 30 May at 8 pm

30 May – 18 June 2014

Kult 3000 Gallery, Ljubljana

WHERE: Metelkova ulica 2/b, Ljubljana

Zipped Worlds is a collaborative project by partner organisations Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography and Trieste Contemporanea, in which a group of curators (Giuliana Carbi, Susanne Gamauf, Brigitte Konyen and Dejan Sluga) explore new concepts of public and private, as communicated through the (present) use of photographic images. The exhibition at Kult 3000 Gallery brings together a selection of works from the larger project involving 15 artists from different European countries.


Fotografija v javnem prostoru / Photography in public space 29. 5.–18. 6. 2014 – Galerija Kult 3000, Metelkova, Ljubljana


Thibault Brunet, Jasmina Cibic, Cedric Delsaux, diSTRUKTURA, Andrej Osterman, Olja Triaška Stefanović

5 June – 30 June 2014

International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana

WHERE: Pod turnom 3, Ljubljana

The distURBANces project, cooperatively initiated by the partner cities Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris and Vienna, presents artistic positions that offer new perspectives on urban, technological and political developments.


Thibault Brunet, Jasmina Cibic, Cedric Delsaux, diSTRUKTURA, Andrej Osterman, Olja Triaška Stefanović 5. 6.–30. 6. 2014 – MGLC Ljubljana

A Balkan Tale

5 photographers, 50 monuments, 1 Balkan tale

Uta Benzenberg, Ivan Blažev, Samir Karahodzha, Camilo Nollas, Ivan Petrović

Opening: 30 May at 8 pm

30 May – 30 June 2014

Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Ljubljana

WHERE: Metelkova ulica 2, Ljubljana

A Balkan Tale project deals with the Ottoman cultural heritage in the Balkans. The resulting group show aims to stimulate public discourse about the history of this area, to promote a sense of common history based on religious and ethnic co-existence, and to contribute to public access to and the preservation of its cultural heritage.


Uta Benzenberg, Ivan Blažev, Samir Karahodzha, Camilo Nolas, Ivan Petrović 29. 5. – 30. 6. 2014 – SEM, Ljubljana



Opening: 30 May at 6 pm

30 May – 20 July 2014

Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana

WHERE: Trg prekomorskih brigad 1, Ljubljana

The Austrian artists collective G.R.A.M. was founded in 1987 by Günther Holler-Schuster, Ronald Walter, Armin Ranner and Martin Behr. The ‘band’ has been working for the past 10 years as a duo (Holler-Schuster & Behr) in various fields of artmaking: photography, film, video, performance and painting.


Reenactmedia 30. 5. – 20. 7. 2014 – Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana

Josef Koudelka

Vestiges 1991-2012

20 May – 3 September 2014

Jakopič Gallery, Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana

WHERE: Slovenska cesta 9, Ljubljana

Josef Koudelka is one of the world’s most acknowledged masters of photography, a member of the Magnum agency and the winner of prestigious photography awards, who has to date shown his work in major centres of photography and contemporary art around the world.



Uroš Abram, Antea Arizanović, Simon Chang

Opening: 3 June at 7 pm

3–30 June 2014

Gallery of Ljubljana Fine Artists Society

WHERE: Breg 22, Ljubljana

The exhibition Inside-Out displays works by three local visual artists, all members of the Ljubljana Fine Artists Society, who use photography as their principal means of expression. In their work they rethink the border between public and private within an information era of a society transitioning into an extremely extroverted phase.

Janez Puhar (1814-1864)

A documentary exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of the first Slovenian photographer and photographic inventor

Opening: 4 June at 7.30 pm

4-28 June 2014

ZRC Atrium, Ljubljana

WHERE: Novi trg 2, Ljubljana

Janez Puhar was born on 26 August 1814 in Kranj. He attended Normalschule in Kranj and grammar school in Ljubljana, where he later studied theology. In 1838 he became a parish assistant. He served as a chaplain in various places. He died in Kranj on 7 August 1864. Janez Puhar probably first encountered the daguerreotype back in 1839. He mastered the daguerreotype process the following year. But his daguerreotypes have not survived. While serving in Metlika he undertook the first independent attempts involving glass plates. The daguerreotype (a unique image on a silver-plated metal plate) was a demanding and expensive photographic technique. So Puhar invented a more affordable and simpler way of taking photographs with the help of glass plates treated with sulphur vapours. He continued with his experiments in Ljubno in the Gorenjska region and in Bled.

Bojan Salaj


Opening: 28 May at 7 pm

28 May – 30 June 2014

National Gallery of Slovenia, Ljubljana

WHERE: Prešernova 24, Ljubljana

In 1991, Slovenia became an independent and sovereign state and through new associations and integration established itself within the international community. The principal motif of the exhibition and event Interiors-Correspondences, is the ambivalent relation between an individual and their inner intimate space and the physical architectural space of some institutions essential to both state and society.


Exhibition by Photography Students at the Academy of Fine Arts & Design, University of Ljubljana

Opening: 6 June at 10.15 pm

6-30 June 2014

Academy of Fine Arts & Design, Ljubljana

WHERE: Dolenjska cesta 83, Ljubljana

Controversy has accompanied the photographic medium from the very beginning. Its reckless use, or even misuse, raises doubts over authenticity and with its easy multiplicity of creation, an artist’s nonchalance and stylistic indetermination is questioned.


Dik Bouwhuis

Tourist Landscapes: A Walk Along the Mediterranean Sea

Opening: 3 June at 8 pm

3-28 June 2014

LP bar / ZRC Atrium, Ljubljana

WHERE: Novi trg 2, Ljubljana

With the Bechers as its most exemplary representatives, the last quarter of the 20th century showed us a conceptual photographic practice in which objectivity was understood as reality and truth. Over a course of time, influenced by the ideas of the German philosopher Hans Georg Gadamer (Truth and Method), it became clear to me that there is a discrepancy between this understanding of objectivity and the methodical pursuit of it.


Darije Petković

Ghosts of the Past

Opening: 2 June at 7.30 pm

2–29 June 2014

City Hall, Ljubljana

WHERE: Mestni trg 1, Ljubljana

What can photographs tell us, that words cannot? Petković Ghosts of the Past belong to the tradition of narrative photography. Together, they form a reportage on the gathering of people at ideological meetings in Bleiburg, Kumrovac, Ravna Gora. Ustašas, Partisans, Chetniks alike respond to five questions: who, when, where, what and why?


Matjaž Rušt


Opening: 4 June at 7 pm

4–14 June 2014

Bikofe, Ljubljana

WHERE: Židovska steza 2, Ljubljana

In 1941, the writer James Agee considered the camera to be “the central instrument of our time”. Today, this role has been taken over by mobile phones which have become almost indispensable to everyone. These devices have integrated so deeply into an individual’s everyday life (as well as thoroughly transformed it) as to become an inseparable part of their everyday experience. #ljubljana series by Matjaž Rušt comprises photographs taken with a smart phone to create an extensive collage of Ljubljana’s urban landscape.


Fotomorgana 3

Uroš Acman, Maja Alibegović, Matija Brumen, Jasna Jernejšek, Mirta Kokalj, Boštjan Pucelj, Jernej Skrt, Špela Škulj, Tanja Verlak, Špela Volčič

Opening: 5 June at 8 pm

5 – 22 June 2014

Kamera, Kino Šiška Ljubljana

WHERE: Trg prekomorskih brigad 3, Ljubljana

The exhibition Fotomorgana 3 includes works by ten younger generation artists whose principal means of expression is photography. Each will present a small series of photographs that form an individual conceptual project.


Nina Đurđević

The Space In-between & Objective

Opening: 28 May at 8 pm

28 May – 30 June 2014

Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana

WHERE: Prešernova cesta 10, Ljubljana

A self-portrait can be defined as the literal or figurative projection of the self into the picture. Considering Nina Đurđević’s work over the years, the self-portrait is, according to this definition, a recurring theme. Taking the author’s intention into account, The Space Between and Objective, two seemingly, entirely different photographic series can both be defined as self-portraiture.


Zdzislaw Pacholski

Requisites Attributes

Opening: 6 June at 7 pm

6–30 June 2014

ZVKDS, SVC-Gallery, Ljubljana

WHERE: Trg francoske revolucije 3, Ljubljana

Zdzislaw Pacholski’s photographs titled Requisites Attributes mostly date back to the 1980s and therefore it is easy to suggest that, given the background and context of Poland’s martial law period and the ongoing façade of normalization in the years leading up to Poland’s breakthrough year of 1989, they can be called photo-comments.


Vangelis Georgas

Tears and Parades

Opening: 6 June at 6 pm

6– 30 June 2014

Studio-atelier Mikado, Ljubljana

WHERE: Slovenska cesta 6, Ljubljana

The exhibition of Greek photographer Vangelis Georgas, Tears and Parades, is the prize awarded for the best portfolio in frames of the first Photonic Moments Portfolio Review, held in Ljubljana in 2012. The project deals with the aftermath of the economic crisis and its socio-economic and political consequences in Athens, Greece.


Patricija Stepanović


Opening: 10 June at 8 pm

10–27 June 2014

Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana

WHERE: Masarykova 24, Ljubljana

The photographs of Patricija Stepanović, showing the everyday life as a vast and unamiable space of claustrophobic timelessness, indicate the longing for a simultaneous existence in two different worlds, and the inevitable slip into the interzone, where the socially acceptable laws of the daily logical conclusion retract to another perspective. On the contrary, however, it is mistakes that bear a creative potential and represent more an indication of individual activity than a mere defect in the system.


Synergy of Sarajevo

Expressing European identity through the eyes of the Sarajevo people

Opening: 30 May at 8.30 pm

30 May – 30 June 2014
Kavarna SEM, Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Ljubljana

17 June – 15 August 2014
Kosovelov dom, Sežana

Synergy of Sarajevo – Expressing European identity through the eyes of the Sarajevo people is a collective artwork created across different locations in Sarajevo between 2012 and 2014 in frames of the International Festival Sarajevo Winter.



Selection of student work of the Department of Photography, VIST (Higher School of Applied Sciences)

Opening: 4 June at 8.30 pm

4-25 June 2014

Zorye Gallery, Rog Factory, Ljubljana

WHERE: Trubareva 72, Ljubljana

As long as there exists an awareness that on the one hand the world is solid and full of truths that we can spread with careful recording, photography serves the purpose of communicating the images of the world in the service of phantasms.


Two Places

Blaž Janežič, Rudi Kotnik (in cooperation with Zvonka T. Simčič), Dušan Letnar, Jana Nakrst, Robert Novak, Simon Podgoršek, Aleš Senožetnik

Opening: 11 June at 8 pm

11–30 June 2014

Gallery of Kamnik Cultural Centre, Kamnik

WHERE: Fužine 10, Kamnik

We brought to the collective space of the club everything we are currently interested in and find suitable to be addressed collectively. The first question turns out to be the crucial one: what is the common denominator? What will we dissect the ‘flesh’ with? And the answer is not the title of the workshop or even the project topic.


Light as Colour

Coloured and Colour Photography in Slovenia from Its Origins until 1945

17 April – 17 August 2014

Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana

WHERE: Pot na Fužine 2, Ljubljana

The exhibition offers the first review of coloured and colour photographic production on Slovenian soil from its origins in mid-19th century until 1945. At first it concerns various types of colouring, toning and monochromatic techniques, whereas in early 20th century the first genuine colour images appear, i.e. transparencies made with a standardised additive process called Autochrome plate. After 1907 this process was employed by the academic painter and puppeteer Milan Klemenčič, the pharmacist from Ljubljana Gabrijel Piccoli and the first lady of Slovenian colour photography, the amateur photographer Jela Repič. It is documented that this process was also used by the known pioneer of Slovenian film Karol Grossmann. These photographers mostly photographed family members and were devoted to a realistic portrayal. Milan Klemenčič was the only one who deviated from this by searching for colourfulness, typical of Post-Impressionist paintings, in his flower arrangements.


Katja Goljat & Andrej Firm

Living Walls

Opening & performance: 3 June at 7.30 pm

3–30 June 2014

Prostor Gallery, Ljubljana

WHERE: Soteska 8, Ljubljana

Living Walls is the title of a performance-triptych of photographs developed by Katja Goljat & Andrej Firm created directly on the gallery wall. The artists transform the gallery space into a darkroom and their photographic triptych will be completed during the opening photographic performance, when the audience will be able to witness the creation of the last photograph – live.


Dušan Šarotar


Opening: 2 June at 7 pm

2–20 June 2014

Trubar Literature House, Ljubljana

WHERE: Stritarjeva ulica 7, Ljubljana

Accordingly we would be ineptly equipped to understand the ‘souls’ of Šarotar’s photographs without the epic meaning brought to us by his writing. Just as someone looking for inspiration in religion and the strength and confirmation of their own faith through reading holy texts, the Torah, the Bible, the apocrypha, so it is far easier and more meaningful to approach Dušan’s souls by drawing from his written work.


Nika Rupnik


Opening: 5 June at 8 pm

5-30 June 2014

Kiosk, Kino Šiška, Ljubljana

WHERE: Trg prekomorskih brigad 3, Ljubljana

Kiosk completes this year’s cycle of young generation artists presenting their latest works. In her site-specific installations, the academic painter Nika Rupnik explores the cross-sections and embededness of photography in a totality of space invaded by multi-media. She reveals – through the structures of order, trash and drawing – the grace and aesthetics of in/completeness.



Tendencies of engaged Post-Yugoslavian Contemporary Photography

31 May – 2 September 2012

FORUM: Aftermath. Ljubljana: Thursday, 31 May from 12 pm to 7.30 pm

Cankarjev dom, Mala galerija, conference hall M

Opening: Thursday, 31 May at 8 pm

National Museum of Slovenia, Muzejska 1

Domagoj Blažević / Andrej Đerković / Tomaž Gregorič / Astrit Ismaili / Robert Jankuloski / Genc Kadriu / Amer Kapetanović / Srđan Kovačević / Borut Krajnc / 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 / Mirjana Stojadinović  Viktor Šekularac / Dejan Vekić / Sandra Vitaljić / Borko Vukosav / Milena Zarić / Ivan Zupanc / Antonio Živkovič

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.


Tendencies of engaged Post-Yugoslavian Contemporary Photography: 31 May – 2 September 2012