Curator: Michaela Bosakova
"Brother, sometimes you get beaten up because you simply ask for it. Getting a testosterone thrill out of the emasculating pain and then wearing your marks proudly as war medals of phallic legion. Fed on the adoration all that you, my hero, can deliver is to bully yourself to unconsciousness, as the castrating eclipse occurs. The collection of black and blue maps is growing but the only road they show leads through your skin to the ugly side. Man up, shake off your ego erected goose bumps to make way for the pain to paint those bruises all over again,"
The Photographer: Dušan Kochol
Born in Slovakia, graduated in Promotional Art Design from the School of Applied Arts, attended photography courses at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and London College of Fashion. Dušan founded and now directs and curates a festival of contemporary photography in Bratislava. The OFF Bratislava is held simultaneously with the Month of Photography and it enriches its program with a platform for fresh talent of the photography scene.
Michaela Bosakova is a new addition to the VASA curatorial team. She was head curator for Photon Gallery Wien, curator at the Central European House of Photography (Bratislava). Her work includes writing and reviews of photography, curating, promoting and exhibiting artists from all over the world. Michaela is the project manager a production manager of the The History of European Photography 1900-2000.
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