representation

  • 16.11.2018. - 15.12.2018.

    Her New East

    Asiana Jurca Avci (SLO), Karla Jurić (HR), Selma Selman (BiH), Tatjana Radičević Planinčić (SRB)

    Curator: Marina Paulenka (HR)

    The exhibition titled Her New East features four artists from ex-Yugoslav countries – Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Slovenia. These younger generation artists mostly use the medium of photography in their artistic expressions, but also new media, video, performance and installation. The artists represented in the exhibition seek alternative ways of telling stories rooted in our culture and, armed with a phone or a camera, they elucidate the path of defining the visual identity of the new East. By reexamining their gaze from the perspective of the conservative, male-dominated society, they explore gender roles and sexuality, myths and archetypes, the body and the urban environment. In this region, feminism is on the rise among the younger generations: feminism, not just in the sense of words and concepts, but also visually. Young women – in photography, fashion, film and media – are redefining sexuality and the female gaze and telling visual stories about contemporary womanhood in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. In these countries, plagued with old-fashioned gender stereotypes, the word feminism itself has been historically rebuffed in society, so it found its way in through other media like the Internet and television. The generations who grew up on the Internet couldn't remain immune to the changes in gender roles and not become part of the new wave of feminism, visual, young and web-savvy. Their works want to transform the outside world but also serve as records of their own inner emancipation.

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  • 15.01.2007. - 15.01.2007.

    Visual image – a genre or the politics of representation

    We decided to make some considerable changes in the year 2007. First, we will try to base future programmes on actual problems, interesting issues or phenomena, whether they are part of a narrow or wider art culture. Therefore, instead of a collection of individual exhibitions, we will organize exhibitions based on a characteristic that is mutual to all the artists presented. This year, that mutual characteristic will be the problem of the image and its representation...

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