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11.01.2022 - 07.02.2022
MSU Zagreb, Croatia

OPENING: Tuesday, January 11th, 2022, 6pm
WHERE: MSU Zagreb, Av. Dubrovnik 17, 10010 Zagreb, Croatia


Introduced by: Snježana Pintarić, Direktorin MSU Zagreb
round-table discussion
Marko Zink / artist, Dr. Barbara Glück / director of the Mauthausen memorial,
Ivo Goldstein / historian, Ivo Pejaković / director of Jasenovac memorial,
Vesna Teršelič / head of the Documentation Center for Dealing with the Past,
Leila Topić / curator

M 48° 15′ 24.13″ N, 14° 30′ 6.31

"The exhibition title could not be more objective: M 48° 15′ 24.13″ N, 14° 30′ 6.31″ E are the coordinates for Mauthausen. What interests Marko Zink is not documentation but irritation. He forces viewers to look carefully, opening up a multilayered debate. Using the medium of photography, he attempts to make a twofold disappearance visible: the extermination of people and the eradication of memory. It is an intensive engagement with a past that will not expire. The medium chosen by Marko Zink is analog photography. He manipulates the material before exposing it: He boils it or stamps it, treats it with chlorine or ink eraser. Using this delicate material, he photographs selected sites in and around the former concentration camp. Sometimes Zink's works seem like found historical photos, taken quickly and in secret, bleached by the sun, half destroyed by the ravages of time. On a separate plane, the photos' injuries seem to give an account of the atrocities that took place there less than eight decades ago. And sometimes they seem to make visible what seemingly cannot be seen anymore. With his work, however, Marko Zink reminds us that this is still possible: that which remembers the past, and that which warns against what is to come – we can see it all. If only we want to."
Wolfgang Huber-Lang

The exhibition, which has received international recognition, was shown in the galerie michaela stock  and Mauthausen memorial in 2019.
2022 this exhibition will be shown at MSU Zagreb,  and in Osnabrück / Germany and Voralberger Landesmuseum.

Impressions of the opening

Further information and articles on the exhibition can be found here.

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