Rekapitulieren by Juliane Jaschnow on view at the National Gallery Prague
as part of the exhibition "No One Belongs Here More Than You"
in the framework of Fotograf Festival #12
What we can witness in postsocialist Central and Eastern European countries nowadays, as well as in the Former West, is the rise of nationalist, populist, and far-right tendencies that are becoming increasingly normalised in our societies. Embraced by political representation, the implementation of discriminatory and exclusionary structures is justified by the vision of a uniform community. By making tangible borders and those 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 contemporary art in confronting these pressing social issues 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. Accordingly, the festival brings together documentary, media-reflexive and activist approaches and sets a thematic focal point at each exhibition venue.
23 September 2022 – 8 January 2023
National Gallery Prague / Trade Fair Palace