The dialogue exhibition entitled Normalisation showcases the works of two socially sensible photographers, Martin Kollar (Bratislava) and Borut Krajnc (Ljubljana), who in their creative practices analyse topical social phenomena in chosen localities of ever changing world. The photographs at the exhibition thus reflect on the normativeness of everyday trivialities in two completely different geographical and socio-political environments; in both, the notion of normality is a very subjective category. Kollar’s series of photographs Field Trip (2011) is a result of an extensive visual exploration on the complexity of everyday life in the state of Israel which is stereotypically related predominantly with politics of control and ethnic-religious tensions, while on the other hand with his documentary based images Krajnc represents latent manifestations of resentment, fear and violence in frames of proverbially safe and stable state of Slovenia.
ABOUT FESTIVAL CELJE FOKUS & PROGRAMME
Programme director: Jasna Jernejšek
Programme board: Jaka Babnik, Miha Colner, Matej Gorjup, Matija Plevnik
Producer: Zavod Fokus
Coproducers: Zavod Sektor / Zavod Celeia Celje / Mladinski center Celje / Slovensko ljudsko gledališče Celje
Supported by: Municipality of Celje, Tednik Celjan