The Memory Lab: Photography Challenges History project displays 43 artists and photographers who will be shown on seven exhibitions in partner cities of EmoP association.

As Europe commemorates the events of a hundred years ago, the partner cities (Athens, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Vienna, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris) have produced a joint exhibition that takes the visitor on a voyage into a turbulent and violent century of history. Burdened with a fraught historic legacy (two World Wars, disintegration in the East and West, the civil war in the former Yugoslavia), artists working in the early 21st century continue to explore the histories of their native countries, reflecting on subjective experiences and helping us gain a deeper understanding of the official accounts of the past and its repercussions. They challenge following questions. What does the photographic image signify for the making of a past and a history? How can the distance between then and now, between present and past realities of life be bridged, and what kind of “objective reality” do such constructions engender?
Participating artists:
Antoine d’Agata, Tanya Boukal, Broomberg & Chanarin, Anthony Cairns, Steven Cohen & Marianne Greber, Vera Frenkel, Silvio Galassi, Gabor Gerhes, G.R.A.M., Petros Efstathiadis, Marcell Esterházy, Attila Floszmann, Nan Goldin, Anna Jarmolaewa, Stephanie Kloss, Noro Knap, Tatiana Lecomte, Vladimir Nikolić, Erwin Olaf, Jonathan Olley, Adrian Paci, Marko Lipuš, Klaus Mettig, Andreas Muehe, Gábor Ősz, Trevor Paglen, Borut Peterlin, Darije Petković, Marija Mojca Pungerčar, Bettina Rheims, Henninh Rogge, Aura Rosenberg, Lina Scheynius, Sarah Schoenfeld, Anna Charlotte Schmid, Tomáš Šoltýs, Juraj Starovecký, Nasan Tur, Sandra Vitaljić, Pablo Zureta Zahr
The exhibitions of the Memory Lab: Photography Challenges History project will take place in frames of these festivals:
Europaischer Monat der Fotografie Berlin (2014)
Eyes On: Monat der Fotografie Wien (2014)
Month of Photography festival Bratislava (2014)
Month of Photography festival Budapest (2014)
Month of Photography festival Luxembourg (2015)
Athens Photo Festival (2015)
Photonic Moments – Month of Photography Ljubljana (2016)