The exhibition is a project of Ljubljana based Photon Gallery.
Exhibition: PHOTONIC, LUMINATIC: New Slovenian Photography and Video
Location: K2 Contemporary Art Center in Izmir, Turkey.
Date: September 19 – October 25, 2008
Curator of photography: Dejan Sluga
Curators of video: Vesna Bukovec and Metka Zupanič
Photography: Uroš Acman, Tomo Brejc, Vanja Bučan, Dejan Habicht, Jernej Humar, Nataša Košmerl, Peter Koštrun, Andrej Osterman, Borut Peterlin, Boštjan Pucelj, Bojan Salaj, Damjan Švarc, Bojana Tomše, Špela Volčič
Video: Jasna Hribernik and Zmago Lenardič, KOLEKTIVA (Vesna Bukovec, Lada Cerar, Metka Zupanič), Polonca Lovšin, Tanja Lažetić and Dejan Habicht
About the exhibition:
This overview exhibition introduces but a small selection of Slovenian artists who use medium of photography and video for research and creative endeavour in the broader context of the visual arts. Rather than providing a uniform aesthetic and semantic key, the selection draws attention to the particular artistic positions developed by the fourteen young and middle-aged photographers, who have been nominated by Dejan Sluga.
Video selection presents four video works, which were created by eight Slovenian authors of the younger and middle generation. All artists take part in the representative and testimonial exhibitions of contemporary Slovenian art and they are also active in the international sphere. The joint characteristic of the selected video works is a conceptual research of contemporary society’s peculiarities and of individual comprehension of the urban city reality.