Fotopub focuses on generating links between the freshest artistic activity and its wider cultural context. Unlike many other cultural institutions working in the field of contemporary art, our foremost intention is to work actively at the site/place where emerging photographic practices meet unconventional curatorial gestures. We aim to recognize the qualities of young artists and connect them with established professionals in the field of contemporary art, thus enabling future interactions and supporting the development and acceleration of their artistic careers. Fotopub occupies and builds a space for emerging artists in a need of a platform for independent research, experimentation and practice, forming a multigenerational initiative for interdisciplinary cultural integration. 

Fotopub, a festival led by young artists and curators, takes place each August in the rural town of Novo Mesto, Slovenia. From 31 July to 3 August 2018, Fotopub will organise a series of formal and informal events, crucial for establishing fruitful networking channels. Eight exhibitions and three projects will be held by many international emerging artists, accompanied by a book fair, music and entertainment programme and a portfolio review, which will bring well known and respected artists, curators, editors, publishers and gallerists from the international art world to Novo Mesto.

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Fotopub Association for Contemporary Culture / Društvo za sodobno kulturo Fotopub
Dilančeva ulica 1
8000 Novo mesto

Managing Director  
Dušan Josip Smodej
+386 40 215 189 (SI)

Executive Director
Tadej Vindiš
+386 31 883 184 (SI)
+44 7843 877 171 (UK)

Curatorial Coordinator
Živa Kleindienst

Curatorial Coordinator
Urša Purkart

Music Programme Coordinator
Luka Uršič

Operations Assistant
Nika Bratkovic

Curatorial Assistant
Federico Cosci

Marketing Assistant
Natalie Nahyun Seo

Production Assistant
Nuša Hernavs

Production Assistant
Sally Rowland

Artistic Committee:
Bojan Mijatović
Klemen Ilovar
Gregor Kocijančič
Luka Uršič
Anja Zver
Živa Kleindienst
Ilaria Speri
Urša Purkart
Marta Barina
Jure Kastelic
Tadej Vindiš
Dušan Josip Smodej

design: Nejc Prah
photo: Klemen Ilovar & Janez Klenovšek
translator: Maiken Kores
code: Anže Vavpetič

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