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FESTIVAL OF 
PHOTOGRAPHY

5.-13. NOVEMBER 2019, KRANJ

115 Photographers from Kranj and Europe

20 Premiere Photo Series

14 Locations in the Galleries, Theatre and on the Streets

8 Debates, Walks, Challenges and Workshops

Horst Friedrichs, Blaž Pintar, Tiago Sales, Mia Paller, João Carlos, Valeria Galizzi, Alberto García-Alix, João Moreira, Mark Breznik, Matej Aleksov, Sergej Stijović, Božidar Basta, Aleša Fojkar, Sivan Askayo, Mario Karlovčec, Nadja Stare, Celso Colaço, Mina Bulić, Monica Polcino, Lana Špiler, Petja Montanez, Maria Anna Giordano, Tomás Monteiro, Primož Krašna, Nika & Jan Bele, Boštjan Gunčar, Gregor Eržen, Gregor Aljančič, 22 authors of Janez Puhar Photo Association, 65 authors of Photo Salon Landscape 2019

This November will be marked by the revival of the Hyalotype, if old stories, blurred photos and dusty manuals give you any clue. But if this time of the year usually reminds us of the upcoming lure of darkness, this year we will have a month of significant flashes of light. Starting with the fact that Kranj is the birthplace of the photographic imprint on glass, made possible by Janez Puhar´s invention more than a century and a half ago, it shouldn´t come as a surprise that photography is coming back to one of its founding pillars, the city where rivers meet and where creativity never divides.

In the year in which Kranj was named the City of Film and Photography Pioneers, we look far beyond borders and re-connect with the heart of the old continent. Will we become the European Capital of Culture in 2025? Can we ever be the European Capital of Photography? Can the perfect definition of Mitteleuropa be the ideal location for one of its creative hubs? Is peripherical the new central?

Some of these questions will be asked by João Vilela Geraldo as the Curator of the Première series, inaugurating this week of creative gatherings, multiple exhibitions and events.
Together with Živa Drinovec, Miha Marenčič, Zala Orel, Petra Puhar Kejžar, the community of photographers and all the curious minds wondering our streets and spaces, we are scattering the seeds for new fruitful collaborations to bring back to Kranj what industry once did: a purpose, sense of community and a timetable. Now it´s up to us to make the product shine.

PROGRAMME

*Free of charge except Wet Plate Collodion Workshop.

Tuesday, November 5th

17:00

@ Spot-On Gallery
Looking 6×3
Horst Friedrichs, Celso Colaço, João Carlos, Sivan Askayo, Valeria Galizzi
Opening

Curated by João Vilela Geraldo and Zala Orel.
Production: Layer House, City of Kranj, TAM-TAM Institute

18:00

@ Mergentaler Street Gallery
Creative_typography – 44 days of joy
Petja Montanez
Opening

Production: Layer house and TAM-TAM Institute

19:00

@ Janez Puhar Gallery, Škrlovec Tower
Portraits
22 photographers of Janez Puhar Photo Association
Opening

Production: Janez Puhar Photo Association and Layer House

20:00

@ Mahlerca Gallery, Layer House
Photoupsets
Mia Paller
Opening

Curated by: Miha Marenčič.
Production: Layer House

Wednesday, November 6th

16:00

@ Škrlovec Tower
Focus Group: European capital of photography
Moderator: João Vilela Geraldo
Debate

As part of Kranj with Upper Carniola region’ candidacy for the title of European Capital of Culture 2025

18:00

@ Layer House Cafe
260
Primož Krašna
Opening

Curated by: Miha Marenčič
Production: Layer House

18:00

@ Layer House Cafe
Pelegrin
Lana Špiler
Opening

Curated by: Miha Marenčič
Production: Layer House

18:00

@ Kranj House Gallery
Animal Kindgom
Rok Štirn
Opening

Production: Janez Puhar Photo Association and VisitKranj

19:30

@ Prešeren Theatre Kranj
Wunderkammer
Luigi Spina
Opening

Curated by: João Vilela Geraldo and Zala Orel.
Production: Layer House and Prešeren Theatre Kranj

19:30

@ Prešeren Theatre Kranj
Golden Hour Series
Tiago Sales and Tomás Monteiro
Opening

Curated by: João Vilela Geraldo and Zala Orel.
Production: Layer House and Prešeren Theatre Kranj

Thursday, November 7th

18:00

@ Layer House Galllery
A Dialogue of Sorts
Maria Vittoria Trovato, Monica Polcino, Luis Mileu, João Moreira, Blaž Pintar, Susana Rico, João Silva, Tomás Monteiro 
Opening

Curated by: João Vilela Geraldo and Zala Orel.
Production: Layer House

19:00

@ Prešeren Theatre Kranj and Kranj Town Hall
Landscape 2019
Biennial exhibition represents 65 photographers and 170 photos
Opening

Production: Janez Puhar Photo Association, Prešeren Theatre Kranj, Gorenjska Museum – Department of Slovenian Photography, Association of Slovene Photographers

Friday, November 8th

16:00 – 19:00

@ Puhar, Tomšičeva 13
Wet Plate Collodion Workshop
Mentor: Gregor Eržen

Fee: 8 EUR, applications: art@layer.si

Saturday, November 9th

12:00

@ Start: Trainstation SubArt, Kolodvorska 8
Photo and Nature Walk

Guided tour of Tular Cave with professional guide Gregor Aljančič and exploring photo treasure of Boštjan Gunčar. It is forbidden to take photos in the cave. Maximum number of participants: 15, application needed: drinovec.ziva@gmail.com

20:00

@ Mayr Gallery, Main Square 16
Photography – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Nika & Jan Bele
Opening & Talk

Curated by: Živa Drinovec.
Production: Stari Mayr Restaurant and SubArt Association

Monday, November 11th

15:00

@ Start: Layer House
Analog Photo Challenge

We challenge you to draw an old photo of Kranj from an envelope. You have 2 hours to find a location on the photo and take analogue photo of it once you are there. At 5pm we meet at Trainstation Subart, where we will develop films and exhibit your photos. Free of charge, maximum number of participants: 10, applications needed: drinovec.ziva@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 12th

19:00

@ Trainstation SubArt
The Hood
Mark Breznik, Matej Aleksov, Sergej Stijović, Božidar Basta
Opening

Curated by: Živa Drinovec. Production: SubArt Association

19:00

@ Trainstation SubArt
Non sequitur, 3 Canvases#1
Aleša Fojkar
Opening

Curated by: Živa Drinovec. Production: SubArt Association

20:00

@ Prešeren Theatre Kranj
France Štiglic, One Fine Day, premiere of restavrated version of the movie
Accompanying programme of City of Film and Photography Pioneers/ Kranj, candidate for European Capital of Culture

Production: Prešeren Theatre Kranj, Carnica Institute, Slovenian Film Center, Slovenska Kinoteka

Wednesday, November 13th

16:00

@ Škrlovec Tower
Public Debate: Kranj, Pioneer City of Photography
Moderator: Petra Puhar Kejžar
Debate

As part of Kranj with Upper Carniola region’ candidacy for the title of European Capital of Culture 2025

16:00 – 19.00

@ Puhar, Tomšičeva 13
Wet Plate Collodion Workshop
Mentor: Gregor Eržen

Fee: 8 EUR, applications: art@layer.si

18:00

@ Puhar, Tomšičeva 13
Author unknown, glass photography
Opening

19.00

@ Puhar, Tomšičeva 13
Meetings and Family Photo Archive
Nadja Stare
Talk

Curated by: Živa Drinovec.
Production: SubArt Association

Friday, November 29th

19.00

@ Layer House Gallery
Surface of a Passage
Mina Bulić, Mario Karlovčec
Opening

Curated by: Peter Rauch
Production: VIST Photo Department and Layer House

Celso Colaço
Celso Colaço
Nadja Stare
Tine Založnik
Tine Založnik
Horst Friedrichs
Blaž Pintar
Maria Vittoria Trovato
Sivan Askayo
Mia Paller
Lana Špiler
Mario Karlovčec
Mario Karlovčec
Primož Krašna
Primož Krašna
Mark Breznik