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FotoDoks 2015: Past is Now

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In dialogue with the partner region Ex-Yugoslavia (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia) FotoDoks 2015 (October 13–18) examines the status quo and the potential of the yesterday within the present.

The documentary positions of this year's exhibition find various ways to explore the theme "Past is Now": they work with existing archives or create new ones; they go on a search for historical traces and reflect upon cultural stereotypes and musical myths; they look back on 25 years of German reunification and 20 years since the Dayton Peace Agreement which ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They question the promise of Europe and, as always with FotoDoks, the works reconsider the role of documentary photography and the media – and are not afraid to extend their documentary sensors to the areas of video and painting and put contemporary trends like the term "post-documentary" up for discussion.

Exhibiting photographers: Roman Bezjak (*1962, Slovenia/Germany), Collaboration-project, Alexander Steig (*1968, Germany), Thomas Thiede (*1967, Germany), Jörg Gläscher (*1966, Germany), Ziyah Gafić (*1980, Bosnia-Herzegovina), Ibro Hasanović (*1981, Bosnia-Herzegovina/Kosovo), Tanja Kernweiss (*1981, Germany), Borut Krajnc (*1964, Slovenia), Saša Kralj (*1965, Croatia), Tom Licht (*1972, Germany/Switzerland), Anne Morgenstern (*1976, Germany/Switzerland), Dragan Petrović (*1958, Serbia) und Vladimir Miladinović (*1981, Serbia), amongst others.

Further events:
Saturday, October 17, 1.00 pm
Artist talk with Svenja Paulsen, the FotoDoks festival team and participating photographers

Saturday, October 17, 10.30 pm and 11.30 pm
Guided tour of the exhibition ''Past is Now“ on the occasion of “Lange Nacht der Münchner Museen“ (Long Night of Munich Museums).

Find more information at FotoDoks and Münchner Stadtmuseum

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