Celje FOKUS 2019
28. 6.—29. 6., Likovni salon Gallery

This year’s edition of the festival Celje FOKUS is dedicated to the theme ‘Everyday Banalities’ which addresses notions of photography and visual culture in relation to ordinary, everyday, non-spectacular, familiar, bizarre or even dull situations. During the opening weekend of the festival exhibitions, international symposium, presentations and meetings will take place in different venues across town of Celje.
Experts and artists are going to analyse visual manifestations of the world we live in such as cultural landscape, public space, material fetishism, kitsch and self-referentiality that are regularly showcased in the field of contemporary photography and art in the 21st century.

Participants: Anja Carr / Anna Ehrenstein / Fotosfera / Miroslav Karić / Martin Kollar / Borut Krajnc / Davor Konjikušić / Sandra Križić Roban / Slađana Petrović Varagić / Klaus Pichler / Peter Rauch / Sara Rman

Likovni salon Gallery / Račka Gallery / Museum of Recent History Celje / Celje City Theatre / Youth Center Celje


Friday, 28 June 2019

16.00-18.30 Syposium Everyday Banalities – Slovensko ljudsko gledališče Celje:
16.00–16.45 Klaus Pichler, Really, This Will Change Your Life Forever / presentation
16:45–17.30 Martin Kollar & Borut Krajnc, On Normalisation / discussion
17:30–18.30 Davor Konjikušić, My Problem with Documentary Photography / lecture
19.00-20.30 Exhibition opening Klaus Pichler, This Will Change Your Life Forever – Muzej novejše zgodovine Celje
20.30-21.30 Exhibition opening Normalisation / Martin Kollar & Borut Krajnc – Likovni salon Celje
21.00-01.00 URBAN GARDEN / music and gastronomic event – MCC Mladinski center Celje
Summer Friday night full of music and tasty homebaked pizzas provided by Ogenj & mocarela.

Saturday, 29 June 2019

16.00-18.30 Syposium Everyday Banalities – Slovensko ljudsko gledališče Celje:
16.00–16.45 Peter Rauch, The Pool of Reality / lecture
16:45–17.30 Sandra Križić Roban, We Haven’t Taken Photos for Quite a While / lecture
17:30–18.15 Miroslav Karić & Sladjana Petrović Varagić, Collective Practices / lecture
19.00-20.00 Fotosfera, Postcards from Slovenia / book launch
20.30-22.00 Exhibition opening Eat This! / Anja Carr, Anna Ehrenstein, Sara Rman – Galerija Račka Celje
22.00-01.00 Party with DJ Katarza – Galerija Račka Celje

Programme director: Jasna Jernejšek
Producer: Fokus Institute
Coproducers: Sektor Institute / Celeia Celje Institute / Youth Center Celje / Celje City Theatre / Plevnik-Kronkowska Gallery / Museum of Recent History Celje
Supported by: City of Celje / Tednik Celjan / Klub študentov občine Celje / Youth Center Celje / JSKD, Območna izpostava Celje / Ambulanta splošne medicine Slavko Jernejšek / Sipro Žalec / IBJ (IBJ-INŽENIRSKI BIRO JANUŠ, d.o.o.) / Austrian Cultural Forum


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Likovni salon Gallery / Trg celjskih knezov 9, 3000 Celje / Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday and for holidays closed.