Marko Ercegović – All or Nothing


17. 9. – 5. 10. 2018.


photo: Marko Ercegović


Spot Gallery and Institute for Contemporary Art Zagreb announce the opening of an exhibition All or Nothing by renown Croatian photographer Marko Ercegović.

The exhibitionAll or Nothing present Marko Ercegović’s newest photo series and it will be held simultaneously on two locations: at the Spot Gallery (Čanićeva 6, Zagreb) the author will presented part of the series titled All or Nothing and at the Institute for Contemporary Art (Trg kralja Tomislava 20) the visitors had an opportunity to see second part of the series, titled Freedom Frightens Me.


Artists’s statement:

„(…) The photographs had to be built from life, directly.“
Robert Adams

The reaction of the camera is unpredictable when confronted with the recorded – everything that I see in front of me, I see differently than the camera. That tells me that I cannot trust my eyes: these photographs, at least for me, are all or nothing.

Every click is accompanied by a feeling of a plane plummeting. Surrounded by everyday life – a limitless scene worthy of being photographed – I do not believe in backing out; I press the camera against my face and, as a one-eyed man with no sense of balance, I take photographs. Giving up on the ordinary is a defeat, while constructing the extraordinary is constructing restraints: the composition in photography is the architecture of prison.

I record these photographs as brazenly as I can, believing that each scene I photograph is done so in an act of friendship: the camera lens is a hand extending a handshake. From recording to displaying these photographs, implicated somewhere in the sight, persists the documentation of my own submergence in the horrifying and free scene. Ultimately, photographs are built directly from life.


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