Sonja Jankov’s solo exhibition DOCUMENTATION OF A CITY will be open on Friday, June 9, 2017 in the PM Gallery of the Home of the Croatian Association of Artists.
Sonja will present to the Croatian audience the selection of photographs from three recent series of photographs that focus on architecture in three coastal cities in Croatia: Rijeka (European Capital of Culture 2020), Split and Ubli (also called Uble). All three segments – Photo-construction of Architecture: Rijeka, Late Modernism in Split and Terra nUBLLIus – are deprived of any dynamics and people, using the minimalist approach. Here, the buildings are seen as objects in the process of archiving and the sky is used as the background for photographed objects. The frames document the surrounding of industrial heritage (Rijeka), buildings designed by the most eminent Yugoslav architects of the time (Split) and those built by the Italian or Yugoslav architects since 1930s (Ubli).
The exhibiton wil last until June, 18.
Sonja Jankov (1985) is an independent artist (The Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia) and a curator who has passed the state exam in 2015. In her practice, she uses art media (in-situ and/or site-specific installations, photographs, sketches) as well as theoretical writing to present research results. She is the author of the following exhibitions and projects: GIF and Cities, Post-Archive of Contemporary Art, SPENS and Socialist Sport Halls Today, GIF and Public Urban Spaces. She exhibited at the 17th Biennale of Young Artists in Milan (2015), currently participates in the Future Architecture Platform Project, and has authored numerous texts for exhibition catalogues, papers, reviews, as well as art critiques. She lives in Novi Sad.