Each Image Becomes A Date Without A Day. A Year That No Longer Commemorates

Curated by Branka Bencic and Tanja Vrvilo
30/07/2021 - 26/08/2021

Doplgenger, Renata Poljak, The Otolith Group, Katarina Zdjelar, Dane Komljen, photographs from the Collection of PPMI (The Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria) and performance archive of MSKP (The International Student Friendship Club Zagreb) by Tanja Vrvilo and DB Indoš

To mark the anthological Brioni meeting between Tito, Nasser and Nehru which took place 65 years ago, in this summer time – on July 19, 1956, which informed the establisment of the Non-Aligned Movement, and when The Brioni Declaration was signed, Apoteka – Space for Contemporary Art with the exhibition Each image becomes a date without a day. A year that no longer commemorates brings to our immediate environment, by activating remembrances and memories of a place, the nearby Brioni coast works by several artists and art collectives in dialogue with archival images – photographs from the Collection of the Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria (PPMI) from Pula and from The International Student Friendship Club (MSKP) of Zagreb.
In the nature of moving images is a delay between the times of here and elsewhere. Due to the medium of photography, writes Susan Sontag, memorizing actually more often means remembering an image. Therefore, the exhibition in front of us acts as a „forum of images“, a public space where images acquire a voice, it reminds us of the potential of times past and the possibilities of social imagination, formed on a heritage of international solidarity, anti-imperialist and anti-colonial struggle, peaceful coexistence, persistence of ideas, values and images of the Non-Aligned Movement in the works of contemporary artists in the presence of archival documentation, imagining the exhibition as a place for their re-archiving.

At the opening of the exhibition, a film In the Year of the Quiet Sun by The Otolith Group will be screened, and the closing will include a screening of a film All the Cities of the North by Dane Komljen.

Popis radova / List of Works
The Otolith Group In the Year of the Quiet Sun (U godini mirnog Sunca), video, 2013
Doplgenger Kroz noć bez zvezda, tamnu i gustu kao mastilo (Beneath a Starless Sky as Dark and Thick as Ink), video, 2016
Katarina Zdjelar Malaika (My Lifetime), video, 2021
Renata Poljak Još jedan odlazak (Yet Another Departure), video, 2019
Dane Komljen Svi sjeverni gradovi (All the Cities of the North) film, 2016
Arhiv Tanja Vrvilo i DB Indoš TV MSKP: Ovdje su Dan Afrike i Dan mladosti (TV MSKP: Here are Africa Day and Day of Youth, 2007)
Zbrika fotografija Povijesnog i pomorskog muzeja Istre, Pula / Collection of Photography, PPMI (The Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria)

Courtesy of: artists, LUX, Bonobostudio, imai, PPMI

In partnership with Film Mutations: Festival of Invisible Cinema (Film-protufilm)

Support: Grad Vodnjan, Ministarstvo kulture i medija RH, HAVC Hrvatski audiovizualni centar, Grad Pula, Istarska županija, Zaklada Kultura nova

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