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Give me Five

– Give me Five, Stančić Gallery, Zagreb, 201o

“Fashion theatre from Magzan’s photo-laboratory”

Photographer Anto Magzan’s exhibition Give me Five! at the Stančić Gallery closes this year’s edition of the Fashion Wardrobe organized by the Faculty of Textile Technology.
In the span of less than one month, Magzan has had two solo exhibitions, both as part of the Fashion Wardrobe fashion and design event. First, his works were exhibited in Work in Progress I, an exhibition showcasing the authors connected to the fashion world, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and now, two nights ago, he delighted the audience with his latest exhibition at the Stančić Gallery.
He banded together the fashion designers, hair stylists and makeup artists involved in the Fashion Wardrobe, directing a series of large-format photographs in colour. “I wanted to create fine fashion photographs, but equally, I wanted to alter the character of the designers I was shooting,” says Magzan, stressing that the use of light was crucial in the process. The light was the one that affected this change of “character.” The choice of shooting locations was also based on each person: what they are like or how the photographer saw them in this (fashion) transformation!

– Ana Lendvaj, journalist and art critic

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