Jošt Franko: Nicht fallen

Jošt Franko: NICHT FALLEN
8. 9.–4. 10. 2020

Galerija Kresija
pon-pet: 10.00-18.00
sob: 10.00-14.00
ned: 10.00-13.00 

V torek, 8. septembra 2020, vas med 18. in 22. uro vabimo k ogledu razstave v družbi umetnika Jošta Franka.

Prostor dopušča sočasen ogled največ sedmim osebam hkrati. Prosimo vas za upoštevanje vseh trenutnih navodil, ki veljajo pri ogledu razstave.

Razstava "Nicht fallen" predstavlja del interdisciplinarnega projekta, ki od leta 2017 zbira, beleži in upodablja skupnosti in krajino, ki jih je zaznamovala in marginalizirala vojna na območju bivše Jugoslavije. Podobe vsakodnevnega življenja, ki jim je sopostavljeno najdeno gradivo, odpirajo teme, specifične za zgodovino in geografsko stvarnost regije, a hkrati pričajo o univerzalnosti ponavljajočega se nasilja in ujetosti v konflikt tudi po koncu vojne. Eden izmed najdenih predmetov, predstavljenih na razstavi, je okvir za fotografije, prelepljen z lepilnim trakom in potiskan z oznako "nicht fallen". Hazira Đafić je v okvir shranila časopisni izrezek osmrtnice za brata Merfina, ki je deset let po koncu vojne blizu begunskega centra stopil na mino in umrl. Hazira, ki je leta 1993 z bratom prebegnila na varno območje Tuzle, do danes ostaja v izgnanstvu in živi v begunskem naselju Ježevac v bližini Banovićev.


Del projekta v razstavnem prostoru Kresije je tudi časopis z naslovom "Kot da nikoli nihče ni obstajal". Ta vizualno nadaljuje in pripoveduje zgodbe z vojno zaznamovanih posameznikov in krajev, ki desetletja po konfliktu ostajajo nevidni. V časopisu zapise predstavljajo Hazira Đafić, ki od leta 1993 živi izgnanstvu v begunskem naselju Ježevac; Meta Krese, novinarka in fotografinja; Mirjana Dragosavljević, umetnostna zgodovinarka; ter dr. Andreja Hribernik, direktorica Koroške galerije likovnih umetnosti in kustosinja razstave.

Jošt Franko, vizualni umetnik in fotograf, je končal magistrski študij na univerzi Goldsmiths. Njegova praksa temelji na interdisciplinarnih umetniško-raziskovalnih projektih, ki v obliki fotografij, video instalacij, kolažev in teksta tematizirajo migracije, delavske pravice ter spregledane vzporedne zgodovine skupnosti in posameznikov na območju bivše Jugoslavije.
Razstavlja doma in v tujini, njegovo delo je bilo med drugim na ogled v Finskem fotografskem muzeju (2017), na Newyorškem fotografskem festivalu (2010), v Koroški galeriji likovnih umetnosti (2019), Muzeju sodobne umetnosti Metelkova +MSUM (2020) in Koroškem muzeju moderne umetnosti v Celovcu (2020). Franko je večkratni finalist prestižne nagrade Lange-Taylor (Duke University) in večkratni prejemnik Pulitzerjeve štipendije. Redno objavlja fotoeseje v mednarodnih publikacijah in časopisih, med katerimi so TIME, New Yorker, The Nation, Le Monde Diplomatique, Newsweek, New York Times, La Repubblica in Washington Post.

Projekt je del načrtovane mednarodne razstave "Razmejitve", ki se bo v letu 2021 odvijala v Koroški galeriji likovnih umetnosti in Centru sodobnih umetnosti Celje.

V sodelovanju z Javni zavod Mladi zmaji je razstava del projekta Bite of Art.

Projekt "BITE - predstavitev novega poslovnega modela za vzgojo mladega občinstva sodobne umetnosti" sofinancira program Evropske unije: Ustvarjalna Evropa.
Projekt sta podprla KGLU - Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti in Okvir.


Foto: Jošt Franko, "Detajl stene", 2017, sekvenca, pigmentni tisk, 450 x 160 cm.

 


You are kindly invited to attend the exhibition in the presence of the artist on Tuesday, 8 September 2020, from 6 to 10 pm.
Please note that no more than seven people are allowed in the gallery at the same time. When visiting, please follow all the relevant guidelines.


The exhibition Nicht Fallen is part of an ongoing interdisciplinary project that has been collecting, chronicling and depicting the communities and landscapes scarred and marginalised by the war in the former Yugoslavia since 2017. Juxtaposed with found objects, the images of daily life raise issues that, although specific to the historical and geographic realities of the region, testify to the universality of recurrent violence and the perpetuation of conflict long after the war has ended. One of the found objects on display is a picture frame held together by tape that reads "nicht fallen". In the frame, Hazira Đafić kept a newspaper cutting of the obituary of her brother Merfin, who was killed after stepping on a mine not far from the refugee centre ten years after the war. Hazira, who had fled with her brother to the safe area of Tuzla in 1993, remains displaced to this day and lives in the Ježevac refugee village near Banovići.


The project in the Kresija Gallery includes As If Nobody Had Ever Existed, a newsprint publication that continues the visual and textual narratives of war-scarred individuals and places, which remain invisible decades after the war. The publication features texts by Hazira Đafić, who has lived displaced in the Ježevac refugee village since 1993; Meta Krese, a journalist and photographer; Mirjana Dragosavljević, an art historian; and Andreja Hribernik, the director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška and the curator of the exhibition.

Jošt Franko is a visual artist and photographer with a master's degree from Goldsmiths University. His practice is based on interdisciplinary art & research projects exploring migration, workers’ rights, and the ignored parallel histories of the communities and individuals living in the region of the former Yugoslavia, by means of photography, video installations, collage, and texts.

Franko’s work has been exhibited in and outside Slovenia in venues including the Finnish Museum of Photography (2017), the New York Photo Festival (2010), the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška (2019), the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova +MSUM (2020), and the Carinthian Museum of Modern Art (2020). Franko is a multiple finalist for the prestigious Lange-Taylor Prize (Duke University) and a multiple Pulitzer Center grantee. His photo essays have been featured in international media outlets such as TIME, New Yorker, The Nation, Le Monde Diplomatique, Newsweek, New York Times, La Repubblica, and Washington Post.
The project is part of the international exhibition Borderlines, which will take place at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška and the Center for Contemporary Arts Celje in 2021.

In cooperation with The Public Institute Young Dragons the exhibition is part of the "BITE of Art" project.

Project "BITE - Introduction of new business model into European contemporary art operators to generate new young audience" is co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.

Photo: Jošt Franko,"Detail of a Wall", 2017, a sequence of pigment prints, 450 x 160 cm.

Vir: Galerija Kresija, Napovednik.com

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