Hosted as part of the Rijeka 2020, European Capital of Culture programme, the photographic-documentary exhibition Last Witnesses contributes to the preservation of the historical memory of internment in Italian fascist camps for the sixth consecutive year. The guests at the opening will be last living witnesses of the internment in years 1942 and 1943.
The Croatian exhibition opening is announced on September 14, 2019 at the Principij Gallery in Rijeka. The focus of the exhibition is on the survivors, their relatives and friends from Slovenia and the purpose is to try and breake through a politically induced historic amnesia.
You can view the project, which was also published in a book form in 2016, through its web site: www.guardiansofthespoon.com
My short film ALI that was produced by APIS Institute and was made as part of educational materials on migration issues for high school students, was screened at 8. International documentary film festival DOKUDOC in Maribor, Slovenia. A short conversation about the film, its making and purpose followed the screening.
Thanks to Ali, for opening and sharing his personal story; thanks to the producer and editor Romana Zajec, narrator and color grader Igor Velše, and audio post-producer Ali R. Taha.
If you haven’t seen it yet, click HERE to watch the film.
Excited to invite you to this year of International documentary film festival DOKUDOC, where my short film ALI (made in production with APIS Institute ) will be shown. Join us for the screening and talk on Friday, September 6 at 8pm, in Sodni stolp Maribor, Slovenia.
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Renowned and award-winning Slovenian architect Blaž Budja, graphic designer Sava Kosmač, writer Jeff Bickert and I have joined a collaborative process, interviewing creative mediums to document the life of a unique street of Ljubljana where local initiatives, family businesses, world cuisine, artistic, activistic initiatives, and multicultural social businesses coexist in a vibrant equilibrium with graffiti, various street art approaches, and lively squat area.
Out purpose is to emphasize what is special, perhaps unique, and in the light of the current refurbishment, is worthwhile to “handle with care”.
The project, co-financed by the City of Ljubljana, will come to fruition at the end of 2019 in the form of a printed publication – an art book, spatial interventions on Trubarjeva Street and a website.
The year 2019 started with APIS Institute’s project Multivizija, as part of which my colleagues and I were running photo workshops for vulnerable groups. I am sharing some visual moments from the discussion on empowerment and representation of vulnerable social groups through art experience and the photography exhibition opening of amazing works by Multivizija project‘s participants: Camilo Acosta Mendoza, Aber Al Gendy, Tina Cerk, Naiem Ibrahim, Kevin Koman Modic, Katrin Modic, Jelena Radusinović, Aljoša in Miranda Škaper, Romana Šteblaj, Naira Tahirović, Urša Tonejec. The event was taking place at ZRC Atrium on May 30, 2019. Thank you for being with us.
Discussion participants: Nino Bektashashvili, mentor assistant, Jelena Radusinović, author, dr. Robi Kroflič, professor of theory of education and general pedagogy at the Department for pedagogy and andragogy, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Miranda in Aljoša Škaper, authors. Discussion was moderated by Manca Juvan, mentor and photographer, APIS Institute director.
Workshop mentors: photography mentors Luka Dakskobler in Manca Juvan and mentos assistant Nino Bektashashvili.
CLICK for more about the project Multivizija: Multimedia, Theatre and Dance Training for Vulnerable Groups
Photo: Urša Valič
At the presentation of photography module, part of the Multimedia project including representatives of minority groups, in production of Apis Institute.
In conversation about my work with Galerija Fotografija‘s director Barbara Čeferin at the 2018 Slovenian Book Fair.
A long & intense day of Art of editing workshop in Galerija Fotografija ended with excitement as new ideas developed in consistency of different photo documentary projects. Well done to all participants as it was a real marthon like experience. 🙂
Presenting my work on August 9th as part of the accompanying program of Inge Morath’s retrospective at Maribor Art Gallery.
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Guardians of the Spoon was one of the exhibited books on the Slovene Photobook and Photozine exhibition at DobraVaga in Ljubljana, Slovenia, between April 18 and May 12, 2018.