The World According to Roger Ballen
At the photographer’s hitherto largest exhibition, visitors will be able to experience Ballen’s visualisation of worlds situated between dreams and reality.
Roger Ballen is the author who took the Jakopič Gallery on its path towards photography, when the gallery hosted his mid-career overview exhibition back in 2009. The exhibition was exceptionally well received by the public, while the gallery resonated completely with his work. A decade later, Ballen is now one of the world’s most renowned independent photographers. By following his output, we have reached a moment when we can pinpoint the fateful and unforeseen turn in his work, which can be extremely effectively highlighted within the spatial specifics of the Jakopič Gallery.
The World According to Roger Ballen is hitherto the photographer’s largest exhibition, produced by the Parisian gallery Halle Saint-Pierre. The author will set-up his installations at the Jakopič Gallery in situ, while an appropriate selection will be made between the circa 90 photographs, divided in thematic units. The exhibition, created in dialogue with the author and specifically curated for our gallery, will reframe Ballen’s work once again.
Visitors will be able to experience Ballen’s visualisation of worlds situated between dreams and reality, images that are, as he says, “not necessarily societal, political or material documents, but are rather psychological mechanisms in nature. They reach a point in the human mind that takes them into a new space, outside the standard norms. For many, this is pretty scary.”
1 January, 1 November, 25 December: Closed
24 and 31 December: 10:00–14:00
Adults: 3 €
Students, people over the age of 60, unemployed, people with disabilities: 2 €
Family ticket: 7 €
ICOM, PRESS, SMD, students of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, VIST – Higher School of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering – OTGO, Faculty of Design: Admission free
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