Novo Mesto, Slovenia
July 31- August 4, 2019
Artists: The Cool Couple, Container Doxa, Cvetkovic, Mark Farid, Dejmi Hadrovic, Rok Hubodivnik, Michael Kelly, Peter Kolarcik, Thomas Kuijpers, Luca Marcelli, Milika Mijajlovic, Danilo Milovanovic, Mila Panic, Tamara Spalajkovic, Sasa Tatic, Rafal Zajko.
The international festival of contemporary photography Fotopub Festival was founded in 2000 by LokalPatriot Institute and it is based in Novo Mesto, a city in southeastern Slovenia. The festival was originally named the Fotopub Festival of Documentary Photography, but from 2014, its focus has shifted from documentary and reportage photography to encompass a wider and conceptual perspective, and the festival itself became a platform for contemporary, not only photographic, arts. Every year it brings together international artists and curators, whose practices are located in the gaps and overlaps of contemporary visual arts, new media and technology.
Fotopub focuses on generating links between the freshest artistic activity and its wider cultural context. Unlike many other cultural institutions working in the field of contemporary art, our foremost intention is to work actively at the site/place where emerging photographic practices meet unconventional curatorial gestures. We aim to recognize the qualities of young artists and connect them with established professionals in the field of contemporary art, thus enabling future interactions and supporting the development and acceleration of their artistic careers. Fotopub occupies and builds a space for emerging artists in a need of a platform for independent research, experimentation and practice, forming a multigenerational initiative for interdisciplinary cultural integration.
Fotopub, a festival led by young artists and curators, takes place each August in the rural town of Novo Mesto, Slovenia. From 31 July to 3 August 2018, Fotopub will organise a series of formal and informal events, crucial for establishing fruitful networking channels. Eight exhibitions and three projects will be held by many international emerging artists, accompanied by a book fair, music and entertainment programme and a portfolio review, which will bring well known and respected artists, curators, editors, publishers and gallerists from the international art world to Novo Mesto.
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