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PHOTONIC MOMENTS 2020

FESTIVAL IS CANCELED BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC.

 

You can still read about our initial idea of the event explained below.


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Antonio Živkovič

2019

Photonic Week 2019

In the art sphere, the month of June in Ljubljana is traditionally dedicated to photography, presenting a rich and varied programme of photography exhibitions.
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Alexandra Baumgartner

2018

Photonic Week

29. 5. – 2. 6. 2018

This year, the Photonics Moments Festival is taking on a new reduced format, under the name Photonic Week. It includes five photography exhibition openings and a programme of related events.

The biannual Photonic Moments Festival, originally set to run in its 9th edition this year, has been postponed to 2020. We are still, however, putting on a reduced format of the festival with a varied and rich programme of photography exhibition openings in Ljubljana. In collaboration with our partnering spaces and institutions the “Photonic Week” is due to take place during the previously scheduled opening week of the festival, with exhibition openings happening between Tuesday, 29 May and Saturday, 2 June. Please follow the links below for more details about specific events.


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foto: Lana Bregar, otvoritev razstave Jaka Gasar – Herojska pot na FT2016

Branko Lenart at Rovinj

Photon was cooperating with Rovinj Photodays festival to prepare the exhibition by Branko Lenart. 


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Branko Lenart, Krkavce

2016

Thank you and see you in 2018

Month of Photography 2016 is completed. We will see you again in 2018!

 

On 30 June the official part of the Photonic Moments – Month of Photography 2016 has ended. The festival showcased 25 exhibitions and number of accompanying events that took place from 31 May to 30 June, and even more concentrated the events were taking place during the opening week between 31 May and 4 June.
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Anna Tihanyi, The Boy, Berlin Bhf., 2014

The winners of Evening Projections and Portfolio Review

 

On the final day of the opening week of Photonic Moments – Month of Photography 2016 the awards for PORTFOLIO REVIEW and EVENING PROJECTIONS were announced
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Klaus Pichler

Jean Cocteau & Veno Pilon in Ljubljana

 

On 1 June the exhibition, entitled Bohemians from Montparnasse will open at Photon Gallery. It will showcase photographic works of artist, poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau and Slovenian artist Veno Pilon who was based in Paris.

We are pround to host cocurator of the exhibition Julie Martin who has been active on the New York art scene since the 1960s. She is director of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), the nonprofit organization cofounded in 1966 in New York by artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman and engineers Billy Klüver (Martin’s late husband) and Fred Waldhauer to encourage and facilitate collaborations between artists and engineers.

Julie Martin will give a lecture on 4 June at 8pm at ZRC Atrium, Ljubljana


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Veno Pilon, Noč v Montparnassu, 1930 / z dovoljenjem Pilonove galerije Ajdovščina

Festival programme is announced

 

MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY

31 May – 30 June 2016
Ljubljana, Slovenia

This June, the eighth edition of PHOTONIC MOMENTS – MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY festival will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The festival was founded in 2005 as the first international festival of contemporary photography in Southeast Europe and its leading role in the region is kept until today. Photonic Moments gives the best insight into the contemporary photography in Central and Southeast Europe!

The festival opens on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 with the grand exhibition of Sebastião Salgado at Jakopič Gallery and at City Museum of Ljubljana, and will be followed by inaugurations of several exhibitions and events throughout the opening week of the festival (31 May – 4 June 2016) in different venues across Ljubljana.
We would like to especially point out the exhibition of Jean Cocteau and Veno Pilon, entitled Bohemians from Montparnasse which opens on 1 June at Photon Gallery as well as exhibition PhotoMagic, Memory Lab and number of others. You can find more details about the programme below!
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Marina Paulenka, The Other Home, 2014 – MGLC, 2. 6. 2016

Photonic Moments

MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2016
The next edition of Photonic Moments – Month of Photography festival will take place in June 2016 in Ljubljana and surroundings.
The festival will (again) offer number of exhibitions and other events dedicated to the recent and current developments of contemporary photo...

2014

Photonic Moments’ awards 2014

 

On the final day of the opening week of Photonic Moments 2014 the awards for PORTFOLIO REVIEW and EVENING PROJECTIONS.

 


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Večerne projekcije / Evening projections (6. 6. 2014)

Festivalsko dogajanje 4. junija Festival events on 4 June

Wednesday, 4 June at 7 pm:
MATJAŽ RUŠT: #ljubljana
Bikofe, Ljubljana

Wednesday, 4 June at 8 pm:
JANEZ PUHAR (1814-1864)
ZRC Atrium, Ljubljana

Wednesday, 4 June at 8.30 pm:
OUTLOOK: Selection of student work of the Department of Photography, VIST
Galerija Zorye, Tovarna Rog, Ljubljana

Wednesday, 4 June at 9 pm:
LECTURE / EVENING PROJECTIONS
ZRC Atrium & LP bar, Ljubljana


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Sara Kiršić, MP, 2013

Events on 3 June

Tuesday, 3 June at 7 pm:
INSIDE-OUT (Uroš Abram, Antea Arizanović, Simon Chang)
Gallery of Ljubljana Fine Artists Society

Tuesday, 3 June at 7.30 pm:
KATJA GOLJAT & ANDREJ FIRM: Living Walls
Prostor Gallery, Ljubljana

Tuesday, 3 June at 8 pm:
DIK BOUWHUIS: Tourist Landscapes: A Walk along the Mediterranean Sea
ZRC Atrium, Ljubljana

Tuesday, 3 June at 9 pm:
EVENING PROJECTIONS / FILM SCREENING
ZRC Atrium & LP Bar, Ljubljana


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Uroš Abram, Sexy East, 2006

Festival events on 2 June

 

Monday, 2 June at 7 pm:
DUŠAN ŠAROTAR: Souls
Trubar Literature House, Ljubljana

 

Monday, 2 June at 7.30 pm:
DARIJE PETKOVIĆ: Ghosts of the Past
Atrium at the City Hall, Ljubljana

 

Monday, 2 June at 8 pm:
LECTURE / EVENING PROJECTIONS
ZRC Atrium & LP Bar, Ljubljana


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Darije Petković, Duhovi preteklosti / Ghosts of the Past, 2011

Two openings: Bojan Salaj & Nina Đurđević

 

BOJAN SALAJ: Interiors-Correspondences

Wednesday, 28 May at 7 pm

National Gallery of Slovenia, Ljubljana

 

NINA ĐURĐEVIĆ: The Space Between & Objective

Wednesday, 28 May at 8 pm

Small Gallery, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana


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Opening of Photonic Moments 2014

 

PHOTONIC MOMENTS – MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2014

Friday, 30 June at 8 pm

Museum district, Metelkova
Kult3000 Gallery & Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Ljubljana

The 7th edition of the PHOTONIC MOMENTS – MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY – festival of contemporary photography opens on 30 May! The festival brings forth a series of exhibitions, screenings, lectures, discussions and gatherings.
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G.R.A.M., Paparazzi (Dennis Hopper & Jack Nicholson), 1997

Josef Koudelka exhibition opening

On Tuesday of Josef Koudelka: Vestiges 1991–2012 exhibition opening
20 May at 8 pm
Jakopič Gallery, Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana
Between 1991 and 2012, Josef Koudelka, one of the world’s most acknowledged photographers, visited nineteen countries bordering the Mediterranean, stopping at ...

Josef Koudelka, Temple of Hercules on Citadel Hill in Amman / Jabal al-Qal’a, Jordan. 2012. © Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

An evening with the photographer – Josef Koudelka

19 May at 7 pm
City Museum, Museum and Galleries of 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 contempo...

Josef Koudelka, Olympia. Temple of Zeus. Athens, Greece. 1994. © Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

Photonic Moments 2014

The next edition of Photonic Moments – Month of Photography festival will take place in June 2014 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The festival will (again) offer number of exhibitions and other events dedicated to the recent and historical developments of contemporary photography.
Zipped Worlds is the t...

Andrej Osterman, Grow Up!, 2008

2012

Talk: Brazilian Contemporary Photography

A talk by Fernanda Prado

Wednesday, 20 June at 7 pm

 

Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography

The Brazilian, Slovene based, independent curator and photo editor Fernanda Prado will make a presentation about Brazilian Contemporary Photography.
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NIGHT OF THE MUSEUMS – 16 june

On Sturday, 16 June, in frames of Night of the Museums guided tours through the exhibitions of Photonic Moments festival are taking place:

Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography: www.photon.si

open from 6 pm to 10 pm

Guided tours for the MUTATIONS II: Moving Stills exhibition

 

National Museum of Slovenia: www.nms.si

open from 10 am to midnight

Guided tours for the AFTERMATH. CHANGING CULTURAL LANDSCAPEexhibition


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Viktor Šekularac (Aftermath. Changing Cultural Landscape)

Lecture: Copyright or Copyleft?

Jaka Repanšek’s lecture
Copyright or Copyleft?
On Wednesday, 27 June at 8 pm, in the premises of Higher School for Applied Sciences (VIST) on Vodnikova 126 in Ljubljana.
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by Jaka Repanšek – 27 June at 8 pm

This year’s festival’s prize has been awarded

PHOTONIC MOMENTS 2012 festival’s award goes to Greek photographer VANGELIS GEORGAS.

The prize was awarded for the best portfolio in frames of first Ljubljana’s Portfolio Review. The winner will be enabled solo exhibition in Vžigalica Gallery (Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana) in 2013.

With the identical number of votes the second place is shared between following photographers: JURE KASTELIC (Slovenia) and FEDERICO SUTERA-SARDO (Italy).
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Festival prize has been awarded to Vangelis Georgas

Photonic Moments award giving ceremony

PHOTONIC MOMENTS festival’s AWARD GIVING CEREMONY

On Saturday, 9 June at 5.30 pm the Photonic Moments festival’s award giving ceremony is taking place in Jakopič Gallery:

Photonic Moments festival’s award will go to one of the participants of Portfolio Review in Ljubljana; the winner will get a chance for solo exhibition in Vžigalica Gallery (Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana) in 2013.

Photonic Moments festival award goes to VANGELIS GEORGAS from Greece.

Portfolio Review is taking place on 8 and 9 June in Jakopič Gallery in Ljubljana!
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AWARD GIVING CEREMONY – 9 June 2012 at 5.30 pm in Jakopič Gallery

Peter Rauch’s solo exhibition opening

Today in frames of Photonic Moments festival the exhibition opening and visual performance will take place in Delavski dom Trbovlje:

PETER RAUCH: Objects and Events

Monday, 11 June at 6 pm

Nova galerija, Delavski dom Trbovlje

Peter Rauch’s photography contains “something” that – as an unpleasant gift of sorts – creeps into the viewer who complies with the wish of the image.
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Peter Rauch solo exhibition opens in Delavski dom Trbovlje, 11 June at 6 pm

MUTATIONS II: Moving Stills

exhibition opening and discussion

Friday, 8 June at 7 pm at Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography

19.00: Discussion to be held before the opening of the exhibition Mutations II will deal with issues of relationships between the still and the moving image. Participants will discuss the dimension of time, which is crucial for both media, video and photography.

Speakers: Barbara Borčić, Paul Di Felice, Ida Hiršenfelder and Metka Zupanič

20.00: MUTATIONS II: Moving Stills exhibition opening
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MUTATIONS II: Moving Stills