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Bojan Radovič - Hibakujumaku (EN)


  • Sinagoga 4 Židovska ulica Maribor, Upravna enota Maribor, 2000 Slovenia (map)

Bojan Radovič was born in 1960 in Novo mesto, he is a recognized Slovenian photographer. He graduated from the Faculty of Art and Design in Swansea (Wales) in the UK. In 1979, he, Jovo Grobovšek and Saš Fuis founded the photo Gallery “Elephant`s” in Novo mesto. He was later the cofounder and manager of the Fotogalerija Novo mesto, in 2005 he established the institution Hiša fotografije. He presented his works at numerous individual and group exhibitions both at home and abroad. In 2012, he participated in the International photography project European Eyes on Japan as the first Slovenian photographer.

Hibakujumaku is a term that in Japanese culture indicates the trees that survived the explosion of atomic bombs in 1945. Around 170 are still standing in the area of Hiroshima, which was visited by Radovič and he searched for some them. With a specially prepared image capture device, he scanned the bark, which in its organic way bear the record of the past. Large-format images, passing the boundary between abstract and concrete and backward, are sensual images with emotional charge and at the same time conceptual imagery.

Reproductions:

Hibakujumaku, 2016-2018, Inkjet print, variable dimensions

Hibakujumoku Tree1_press.jpg
Hibakujumoku Tree2_press.jpg
Earlier Event: September 17
Krajina
Later Event: September 17
Stojan Kerbler - retrospektiva