Europe: In Between Document and Fiction– next stop Brijuni


The exhibition ”EUROPE: IN BETWEEN DOCUMENT AND FICTION. Erich Lessing’s photographs on Post-World War II Europe EXPANDED” shows a selection of photographs by Erich Lessing that can be described as documents of Post-World War II Europe. Erich Lessing is one of Austria’s most renowned photographers and a member of the prestigious photo agency Magnum Photos, who has chronicled the world and interpreted its people, events, issues and personalities. Erich Lessing’s photojournalism allows for an understanding of what it means to think about history, Europe and photography. Furthermore, works from selected artists from the respective countries can be seen, which react to Lessing’s photographs and create parallel histories – histories which conceptually reflect the social, political and historical changes in the region with and through the medium of photography.

Curators: Marina Gržinić and Walter Seidl
Artists: Erich Lessing (A), Anna Artaker (A), Anna Fabricius (H), IRWIN (SLO), Elżbieta Jabłońska (PL), Ivana Keser (HR), Martin Kollár (SK), Boris Missirkov & Georgi Bogdanov (BG), Tanja Ostojić (SRB), Erzen Shkolloli (KOS), Ilija Šoškić (MNE), Žaneta Vangeli (MK), Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor (RO), Manfred Willmann (A)

Date: 15 July to 27 August 2012
Venue: Theater Ulysses, Small Brijun Island, Croatia
Exhibition opening: Sunday, 15 July 2012, with speeches by Jerica Ziherl and Filip Radunović. The boat to the island departs at 06:30 pm from Fažana.

The exhibition is organised in cooperation with Theater Ulysses.

Theatre Ulysses was created to provide a space in which artists of various backgrounds and experiences, with different skills and talents can meet to explore and broaden their creative horizons in a friendly and productive atmosphere. In creating its own aesthetics, it relies on the creative energy of its longtime collaborators as well as the new members who join each year along with taking into consideration the specific pulse of the unique performing sites.

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