The Aftermath. Changing Cultural Landscape
Tendencies of engaged post-Yugoslav contemporary Photography
Andrej Đerković (BiH) / Asrit Ismaili (KOS) / Bojan Salaj (SLO) / Boris Cvjetanović (CRO) / Borko Vukosav (CRO) / Domagoj Blažević (CRO) / Genc Kadriu (KOS) / Ivan Petrović (SER) / Ivan Zupanc (SER) / Jasenko Rasol (CRO) / Lazar Pejović (MNE) / Milena Zarić (SER) / Oliver Musovik (MAK) / Paula Muhr (SER) / Robert Jankuloski (MAK) / Silvestar Kolbas (CRO) / Srđan Kovačević (CRO) / Tomaž Gregorič (SLO) / Viktor Šekularac (SER) / Vojo Radonjić (MNE)
Opening: 6 November2014, at 7 pm
6 November – 20 December 2014
The section of the Aftermath exhibition shown at Photon Gallery presents works containing profound social and political implications. These artists refer to past and present, to modern local mythologies and collective histories in relation to the current socio-political and economic situation in the region. The works explore number of changes that directly concern the inhabitants of former Yugoslav states such as switch in political discourse and economic policy, stratification, modifying local histories and since past 20 years ever-present nationalism and patriotism of once multi-cultural environment.
Aftermath 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 surrounding. With the participation of partner organisations from throughout the former Yugoslavia, the exhibition displays the results of extensive investigation on the far-reaching effects of large-scale social shifts reflected in the physical and mental environment. Due to its temporal span, Aftermath provides an interesting confrontation of artistic reflections and expressions of various generations that either experienced the period before the disintegration of the common state or originate from a completely new social context.
For the occasion of Eyes On: Monat der Fotografie festival in Vienna the exhibition is displayed in two sections, “Insights” at Galerie Photon and “Topographies” at Fotogalerie Wien.
The exhibition is part of the exchange project between Fotogalerie Wien and Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography.
The other part of the Aftermath exhibition with the subtitle Topographies will be opened on Monday, 10 November at 7 pm at Fotogalerie Wien, Währinger Strasse 59/WUK, 1090 Wien.
The Aftermath. Changing Cultural Landscape project was initiated by Photon – Center for Contemporary Photography from Ljubljana in collaboration with partner organisations: Remont (Belgrade), Film&Film (Pula), Contemporary Croatian Photography (Zagreb), National Museum of Montenegro (Cetinje), Collegium Artisticum (Sarajevo), Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art (Prishtina) and C.R.A.F. (Splilimbergo).
Curators: Miha Colner & Dejan Sluga
Associated curators: Mirjana Dabović, Albert Heta & Vala Osmani, Saša Janjić, Ana Opalić & Sandra Vitaljić, Zoran Petrovski and Branka Vujanović.