Fotopub focuses on generating links between the freshest photographic activity and its wider cultural context. Unlike many other cultural institutions working in the field of photography, 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 29 July to 3 August 2017, Fotopub organised a series of formal and informal events, crucial for establishing fruitful networking channels. Ten exhibitions were held by many international emerging artists, accompanied by a book fair, music and entertainment programme and a portfolio review, which brought 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)
+420 773 168 155 (CZ)

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

Curatorial Coordinator
Ilaria Speri

Curatorial Coordinator
Živa Kleindienst

Production Coordinator
Miha Erjavec

Music Programme Coordinator
Gregor Kocijančič

Artistic Committee:
Bojan Mijatović
Jure Kastelic
Klemen Ilovar
Miha Erjavec
Anja Zver
Živa Kleindienst
Ilaria Speri
Tadej Vindiš
Dušan Josip Smodej

code: Anže Vavpetič
design: Nejc Prah

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