Marko Lipuš: Babica
On the Trails of My Murdered Grandmother
Opening: 8 June 2016, at 7pm
8 – 28 June 2016
Marko Lipuš, born in 1974, set out with his camera to trace the footsteps of his grandmother (Babica in Slovenian), a Carinthian Slovenian who was deported to the Ravensbrück concentration camp and murdered there in 1945 by the Nazis. In four chapters, the artist photographically explores the surfaces of the physical structures on the former concentration camp’s premises, objects from everyday life in the camp, the place of the crime itself, and his father´s skin.
Marko Lipuš´ central theme is a disengagement from pure depiction with a camera, and the creation of innovative content, aesthetics, and moods by way of this liberation. Photon Gallery in Vienna will show excerpts from all four chapters of the series Babica .
The book about the project Babica was published in May 2016 by Residenz Verlag.
June 11, 2016, at 3 pm the launch of the book Babica will take place within the program of the ViennaPhotoBookFestival, followed by book signing at 4 pm.
Curator: Michaela Bosakova