Stephanie Kiwitt
— Artist's talk & book launch

on Thursday, November 15, at 6 pm

An official launch and presentation of the book Máj/My, published by the Leipzig-based publishing house, Spector Books. The book will be presented by Jan Wenzel as one of the publishers. 

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Fotograf Gallery

Event    

Re*creation
— guided tour

on Saturday, October 13, at 2 pm

Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition with its curators Elisabeth Pichler and Lena von Geyso. Against the background of a constant demand for steady growth, innovation and originality, Re*creation addresses the double meaning of “re-creation” as “recovery” and “create anew”; reflecting on the relationship between production and leisure. On the one hand, pause, retreat, calm, and reflection resist production constraints – on the other hand, they are a prerequisite to develop something new.

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Fotograf Gallery

Lecture    

Nikola Ivanov
— Sleep and Biopolitics

on Thursday, September 27, at 7 pm

Is the idea of something so intimate and private as sleep compatible with terms like society and politics? What is the history of thinking about sleep? Why has sleep been mostly ignored in the social sciences throughout history? In what way is the biopolitical view of sleep specific and how has it evolved? How did the ethos shunning sleep as a waste of time and a vice come about? How did industrialization change sleep? How does the neo-liberal concept of power relate to the ever-growing medicalization of sleep disorders and the shortening of the time we sleep? What status does sleep have in our 24/7 society? What is the future of sleep?

Fotograf Gallery

Exhibition    

Manja Ebert, Paula Gehrmann, Jens Klein, Lebohang Kganye, Clarissa Thieme, What Remains Gallery
— Re*creation

Against the background of a constant demand for steady growth, innovation and originality, Re*creation addresses the double meaning of “re-creation” as “recovery” and “create anew”; reflecting on the relationship between production and leisure. On the one hand, pause, retreat, calm, and reflection resist production constraints – on the other hand, they are a prerequisite to develop something new.

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Fotograf Festival

 

Fotograf Festival 2018
— Non-Work: Occupied by Leisure Time

The theme of the next festival edition is the boundary between work and free time. In 2018, the Fotograf Festival, titled as “Non-Work: Occupied by Leisure Time”, will present exhibitions, discussions and accompanying programmes using the medium of photography to deal with social issues related to work and free time. Like every year, the festival will focus on the specifics of photography and reproducible images as such, presenting the work of both foreign and local authors.

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Fotograf Festival

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In the Shadow of the Lion
— guided tour

Wednesday, September 19, at 6 pm

In the case of the In the Shadow of the Lion exhibition, Jiří Skála sees his role as that of curator. During the guided tour, he clarifies where he sees differences between the work of the visual artist and that of curator. He explains the backstory to his interest in the issue of non-productive time. He also acquaints visitors with the method he used for the sorting and presentation of documents relating to the organization of free time; specifically, the declarations and by-laws of free time institutions, associations and movements. He speaks of how the image materials relate to the author’s essay which is, once again, an integral part of his exhibition.

Fotograf Gallery

Exhibition    

Nikola Ivanov
— Rest in Restless Time

Odpočinek v neklidu (Rest in Restless Time) is the title of a compilation of various texts put together by Nikola Ivanov. It is part of his thesis work. In the context of the artist’s work and his life experience, perhaps that title should have been followed by a question mark. The artist reflects on growing interest in the humanities, social sciences and the arts in the until-now-unchartered topic of sleep and its political nature in contemporary society.

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