The exhibition of photographer Meta Krese will be hitherto the most comprehensive presentation of her photographic series and cycles. The photographer is among the most prominent Slovenian photojournalists. In fact, she is the first woman photojournalist to establish herself in this predominantly male profession.
As John Bergers states, a system of radiation needs to be created around the photograph so that it can be viewed simultaneously as personal, political, economic, dramatic, mundane, and historical. At this exhibition, the artist will place (or take) somewhat personal photo confessions from the lives of migrants. From where, where to, when, how, and why are just some basic questions that she asks herself as she meets people who have moved from their native places into a new environment. Answers are most often attainable and also clear. However, issues arise when a new identity needs to be formed. What happens to them once they step outside the environment in which they know solid forms of connectivity and are then left without any frames of reference and move into a new space. Photography, within the power and energy of its record, wants to make its audience ask itself a similar question. It is interested in people of all genders, ages, social classes, who have migrated and still migrate around the world, within the European Union, Slovenia and beyond. Whether today or yesterday. However, this demands a lot of socializing, which produces photographic stories and explorations and an analysis of social and cultural environments. Meta Krese is certainly among the most prominent Slovenian authors in the field of photography. Her socially critical and active oeuvre, as well as her extensive photographic oeuvre, have strengthened and creatively enriched contemporary Slovenian and international photography.
Production: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana Curator: Sarival SosičArtist: Meta KreseTexts by: Sarival SosičCoordination and production: Maruša MegličDesign by: Novi kolektivizem Technical realization: MGML Technical Department The project was made possible by: City of Ljubljana, Department for Culture
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1 January, 1 November, 25 December: Closed
24 and 31 December: 11:00–14:00
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The City Art Gallery Ljubljana concludes 2022 with the exhibition of Mitja Ficko and Marko Jakše, which will remain on display until February 2023. An intermedia overview exhibition of Jasna Hribernik is opening in March, followed by a photographic exhibition by Meta Krese in May. Academic painter Jurij Kalan will receive its first presentation at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana in the autumn of next year, while 2023 will conclude with an intermedia group show, which will present works by Miha Godec, Urša Vidic, Maja Smrekar, and Boris Beja.