Fotograf Festival #12
No One Belongs Here More Than You
8. 9. 2022 – 30. 10. 2022
What we can nowadays witness in postsocialist Central and Eastern European countries, as well as in hegemonic states, is the rise of nationalist, populist, and far-right tendencies that are becoming increasingly normalised in our societies. Embraced also by political representation, the implementation of discriminatory and exclusionary structures is justified by the vision of a uniform community. Making tangible borders and borders in our minds more impermeable, this becomes visible in both public and virtual spaces.
The 12th edition of the Fotograf Festival explores the role of current art in confronting these pressing social issues of our time and asks, how do photography and moving image contribute to the representation, understanding, and subversion of such political tendencies and their manifestations in spaces, to which we belong. The festival aims to create interconnected environments, where artistic and theoretical approaches could be shared and discussed with a broad audience.
The festival is curated by a collective of female curators consisting of Markéta Mansfieldová (CZ), Elisabeth Pichler (DE), and Tereza Rudolf (CZ), and developed within the format of exhibitions, discursive events, and artistic interventions. It will take place from September 2022 in the public space and at the National Gallery Prague, Fotograf Gallery, VI PER Gallery, Jelení Gallery, Artwall Gallery, Etc. Gallery, and cultural centre Hraničář in Ústí nad Labem.
Christina Werner, from the work “Neues Europa“, Neues Europa #3, fineart print on aluminum, 37 x 57 cm, 2013. copyright: Bildrecht Vienna/Christina Werner