Eiko Grimberg takes part at
FOTOGRAF FESTIVAL 12: No One Belongs Here More Than You
8.9. – 30.10. 2022
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.
Bringing together local and international artistic positions, the festival gives a platform to a variety of artistic strategies, perspectives, and specific contexts. An overall comparative view of the works makes it possible to perceive both commonalities and particularities, allowing for the reflection of one's own situatedness. By doing so, the festival aims to create interconnected environments where artistic and theoretical approaches could be shared and discussed with the audience.
The festival is curated by a group of female curators including Markéta Mansfieldová, Elisabeth Pichler, and Tereza Rudolf, and consists of exhibitions, discursive events, and artistic interventions, which take place during September and October 2022.