(Not) a photograph

Piran / Slovenia / Mestna galerija
19/12/2008 – 1/2/2009

its-all-about-tribal-gamesAfter the exhibitions Intimate (2006) that dealt with intimacy in contemporary photography and Photographs (2007) which pointed out issues between photography as medium and physical reality, this year Vasja Nagy as guest curator at Obalne galerije Piran realises another thematic exhibition on photography.

Through numerous questions that arise at encounters with this, in modern times so omnipresent and popular medium we keep discovering new meanings that occur around it. In the Intimate exhibition mostly documentary photographs representing objects, spaces and people were shown, while Photographs presented photographs as autonomous art objects that seem to be more connected to painting and computer graphics than to classical world of photography. Main topic was reduction of the object of photography.
This year’s project is penetrating even further through photographic substance. Instead of just hanging pictures in a gallery space will explore space beyond the objects made of paper, celluloid or light, but still remains connected to photography and photographic mind.
For the exhibition, artists who express through photography, and theorists, with an interest in photography were invited to this exploration and the set-up together with the publication will show that a photograph is most present when there is no photograph.

Participating artists:
Aleksandra Vajd & Hynek Alt, Arven Šakti Kralj Szomi, Barbara Milavec, Romina Dušić, Boštjan Pucelj, Bojana Tomše, Marketa Kinterova, Marketa Othova, Tilen Žbona, Borut Peterlin, Tanja Lažetić, Kiki Omerzel, Dejan Habicht, Špela Kasal, Peter Koštrun, Saša Štucin, Manja Zore, son:DA, Lorena Matic, Artgroup RGB, Antonio Živkovič, Tanja Verlak, Jernej Humar, Andrej Tisma, Jenny Rova, Roy Lagrone, Peter Tillessen, Günther Selichar, Marco Citron, Vlasta Delimar, Ulay, Helen Sear, Hermes Payrhuber, Anita Witek, Bojan Radovič, Ewald Maurer, Tamara Horáková, Michele Spanghero, Emilie Delugeau, Ernst Logar, David Vatovec, Janez Pelko, Dragana Jurišić, Anita Pavlič, Mahony, Herwig Kempinger, Jasna Klančišar