Exhibition Zero Point of Meaning. in Graz

time: 08.03.2013. - 26.05.2013.
place: Graz, Austria
organiser: Camera Austria
Photography exhibition titled 'Zero Point of Meaning.' curated by Sandra Križić Roban, and Ivana Hanaček @ Camera Austria opens on 8 March in Graz, Austria.

Participating photographers: Boris Cvjetanović, Petar Dabac, Sandro Đukić, Igor Eškinja, Ivan Faktor, Tomislav Gotovac, Boris Greiner, Vlatka Horvat, Željko Jerman, David Maljković, Antun Maračić, Enes Midžić, Marijan Molnar, Ivan Posavec, Davor Sanvincenti, Edita Schubert, Mladen Stilinović, Slaven Tolj, Goran Trbuljak, Josip Vaništa, Mirjana Vodopija und Fedor Vučemilović.

In order to define our project as comprehensively as possible, we have added a complex subtitle to the exhibition “Zero Point of Meaning”: Non-functional, Non-representational, Elementary, Experimental and Conceptual Photography in Croatia, which also emphasises its experimental and research character.

In the Croatian art production, one can observe a continuity of innovations in the medium of photography that spans from the second half of the 1950s until the present day.
This continuity concerns both form and content, which opens up the complex question of the role of photography in the context of contemporary art. How does photography anticipate other artistic media, such as cinema or painting? Is it only a means of representation, an object of performing art practices? Can conceptual practices, such as performance or land art, function within the art system without the “witness” of the photographic medium? Is it at all justified to view certain art practices, in terms of form, (only) through the medium of photography? These are some of the questions that we raise through this project.

Assistance: Jelena Pašić
Exhibition design: Ana Dana Beroš

(Source: Sandra Križić Roban)

(D.H., 08.03.2013)