MARKO ERCEGOVIĆ: All or Nothing
| EXHIBITION OPENING
Monday, September 17, 2018
7:00 p.m. – Spot Gallery, Office for Photography,
Čanićeva 6, Zagreb
8:00 p.m. – Institute for Contemporary Art,
Trg kralja Tomislava 20, Zagreb
| The exhibitions remain open in both locations until:
Friday, October 5, 2018
| Gallery hours on both locations: Tuesday – Saturday 12_00 – 7:00 p.m.
+ Accompanying programs to be announced
| Spot Gallery and Institute for Contemporary Art present Marko Ercegović’s newest photo series! The exhibition will be held simultaneously on two locations: at the Spot Gallery (Čanićeva 6, Zagreb) the author will present part of the series titled „„All or Nothing„„ and at the Institute for Contemporary Art (Trg kralja Tomislava 20) the visitors will have an opportunity to see second part of the series, titled „„Freedom Frightens Me„„.
| Artist’s statement:
„…The photographs had to be built from life, directly.“
The reaction of the camera is unpredictable when confronted with the recorded – everything that I see in front of me, I see differently than the camera. That tells me that I cannot trust my eyes: these photographs, at least for me, are all or nothing.
Every click is accompanied by a feeling of a plane plummeting. Surrounded by everyday life – a limitless scene worthy of being photographed – I do not believe in backing out; I press the camera against my face and, as a one-eyed man with no sense of balance, I take photographs. Giving up on the ordinary is a defeat, while constructing the extraordinary is constructing restraints: the composition in photography is the architecture of prison.
I record these photographs as brazenly as I can, believing that each scene I photograph is done so in an act of friendship: the camera lens is a hand extending a handshake. From recording to displaying these photographs, implicated somewhere in the sight, persists the documentation of my own submergence in the horrifying and free scene. Ultimately, photographs are built directly from life.
| The exhibition is realised in collaboration of the Ofice for Photography and the Institute for Contemporary Art, and supported by the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia, the City of Zagreb and the City of Dubrovnik.