At the opening reception

Photograph exhibition "European Eyes on Japan / Japan Today vol.14"
in Guimarães 2012

Guimarães 2012

This exhibition is of the 14th in the series of an EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee photography project launched in 1999. Photographers Bojan Radovič of Slovenia and Jos? Pedro Cortes of Portugal visited Toyama prefecture in March 2012 to photograph it with the assistance of the Toyama non-profit Himming, based in Himi city.

The present exhibition features work by Radovič in which varied stories emerge in his distinctive perspectives on contemporary Toyama.

Our hope is that this exhibition will provide an opportunity for the people of Guimarães and of all Europe to discuss what it means to live in the landscapes of Japan and of their own familiar routines.

Date
7 - 28 Oct. 2012
Venue
Ducal Palace
Photographer
Bojan Radovič (Slovenia)
http://www.bojanradovic.com/

The details of this photography project are here1
http://eu-japanfest.org/n-english/n-japantoday/japantoday.html

The details of "European Eyes on Japan vol.14" photographing are here
http://eu-japanfest.org/n-english/n-program/2012/04/photography-project-european-eyes-on-japan-japan-today-vol14-photographing.html
Artist Talk at the opening reception

Artist Talk at the opening reception

Mr. Bojan Radovič.

Mr. Bojan Radovič.

Related program

Opening / Artist Talk

Date
7 Oct. 2012

Venue
Ducal Palace

Artist

Bojan Radovič / Slovenia

Born 1960 in Novo mesto, Solvenia, currently resident in same. Radovič graduated from the WGIHE (now the Swansea Metropolitan University, Wales) Faculty of Art and Design. In addition to his own work as a photographer, Radovič has been a leading force in the Slovenian photography world, opening a photo gallery and involved in curation.
Radovič's work asks penetrating questions of contemporary society and art with carefully considered concepts and a cool eye untrammeled by preconceptions. His "Ready Made Still Lifes" (2008) produced in Brooklyn depicts the exteriors of houses and other buildings, and the artificial flowers adorning their windows, presented as montages. They give an impression of uniformity that is in contrast to the ethnic and cultural jumble that is Brooklyn, but Radovič is inquiring further as to the artistic value of these photographs that, applying no real technique, take as their subject artificial flowers. "The Icon/The Star" (2008-2010) turns its attention to the red star that was the symbol of communism. Its original significance faded, it now functions as a mere device or sign. Tracking this circumstance, Radovič explores the fact that the icon no longer exists and the changing role of signs in history.

http://www.bojanradovic.com

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