The Red Poppy Fields project aims to reflect on turbulent European history and causal relationship between ideology and economy, politics and war. It is about to examine causes and consequences for/of the World War I and its broader social, political and economic implications. Focusing on the photographic medium the curators and artists will present different views and draw parallels between past and present. The project will gather partners from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Artists: Hassan Abdelghani (HR), Anikó Bodor (HU), András Bozsó (HU), Lara Ciarabellini (IT), diSTRUKTURA (SR) & Barbi Marković (AT/SR), Peter Hebeisen (CH), Radenko Milak (BiH) & Roman Uranjek (SI), Jonathan Olley (UK), Borut Peterlin (SI), Darije Petković (HR), Martin Piaček (SK), Bonnell Robinson (US), Károly Sándor Áron (HU), Pavel Maria Smejkal (SK), Antal Tarjáni (HU), Vladimír Židlický (CZ).
From the Air – exhibition dealing with the development of aerial photography in its early period, i.e. World War I
Ernst Friedrich: Krieg dem Kriege – reprint of the book from 1924
curator and artistic director at Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dejan Sluga (1965) studied Art History and Sociology of Culture at the Academy of Arts, University of Ljubljana and later continued to study at post-graduate studies at the Sotheby’s Art Institute in London and at the Faculty for Humanistic Studies in Koper. In 2003 he established Photon Association and in 2005 he organised first Photonic Moments festival in Ljubljana. In 2012 he led Photon to expand its activities by adding an agency and established a gallery in Vienna. Sluga is a manager, artistic director and curator of both organizations. He lives and works in Ljubljana.
curator at Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Miha Colner (1978) is an art historian who works in different fields of contemporary art as a curator, writer, editor and lecturer. Specialised in photography, video and other forms of media art he is engaged in number of local and international projects focusing on research, analysis and curatorial presentation of significant currents in recent art making. He is curator and programme coordinator at Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography (based in Ljubljana and Vienna). Since 2007 he has been contributor for number of national and international newspapers, magazines and publications. He lives and works in Ljubljana.
curator at Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia
Michaela Bosáková (1978) is a curator and project manager of the Central European House of Photography in Bratislava, Slovakia. She is the production editor of a major book of the History of European Photography 1900-1938, a major up-to-date publication about the development of photography in Europe. She lives and works in Bratislava and Vienna.
curator at Photodays Warsaw, artist and photographer, Warsaw, Poland
Katarzyna Majak (1972) received her B.F.A. in Photography at Poznań Academy of Fine Arts and she continued her studies in the US when she was awarded a scholarship by Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado in 2003. She is a member of editorial board and a regular contributor to Fotografia quarterly and had been a lecturer of photography since 2003. In 2010 Majak was selected for Photographers’ Network:2010 in Siegen, Germany. She has exhibited and curated throughout the U.S. and Poland. In early 2012 Majak was among the artists exhibted at the Artxwomen showcase at the Affordable Art Fair in Los Angele. She currently resides in Warsaw.
curator in chief of the Month of Photography festival, Budapest, Hungary
Gabriella Uhl (1970) is the chief curator of the Month of Photography festival in Budapest. Uhl is an art historian, curator and assistant professor at Kaposvár University lecturing art history and theory also a visiting lecturer at Moholy-Nagy Univerity and Metropolitan University (Budapest). She was the curator the Hungarian Pavilion in Venice Biennale in 2013. As a curator, editor and critic focuses on the contemporary art, mainly marginal art and postcolonial theory and recently photography. She spent years in the Baltic States working as a correspondent of the leading Hungarian art magazines and researcher. She is the author of many publications on the contemporary Hungarian and Central-European art scene and curated also many shows in that field Hungary and European-wide.