Goran Bertok, Visitors, 2004

Goran Bertok: Body and Flesh

4 September – 31 October 2015

Slovenian artist and photographer Goran Bertok’s solo exhibition, entitled Body and Flesh, will present an extensive overview of his body of work from the past 25 years. During this period, Bertok’s practice has been consistently dedicated to documenting and depicting the human body in all its fragility, vulnerability and ephemerality.

In the early period, Bertok predominantly focused on producing staged mythological motifs as well as explicit pictures of wounded bodies and unconventional sexual practices. Later, he made a radical step forward in his ongoing exploration of the human body that would eventually lead him to the ultimate end – physical death. Bertok is tone of the few photographers who applies the principles of postmortem photography to his work. As well as direct visual confrontation with decaying bodies, Bertok is also interested in the broader social and cultural aspects of the phenomena of death.

The exhibition Body and Flesh at Photon Gallery will survey Bertok’s artistic development between the years 1990 and 2014, showcasing the most significant milestones from his creative output.

Goran Bertok (1963) graduated in Journalism from the Faculty of Sociology, Political Sciences and Journalism in Ljubljana. Since 1989, Bertok has been working as an independent artist and photographer in Ljubljana.

Photon Gallery / BROTFABRIK WIEN, Absberggasse 27/9/10, 1100 Wien