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Intergenerational Photo Marathon

Galerie E a Galerie Školská 28
22.2.

Within the frame of Grandpa project.

The audio-visual installation “Grandpa’, taking place concurrently at Školská 28 Communication Space and E Gallery, reminds us of the gap between generations. Adam Podhola (1987), one of the organisers of the project, built a closer relationship with his grandfather, Ján Hrubý (1929), through albums of photographs dating back to the 1950s and 1960s. Apart from the photographer’s grandson, the project team includes Kateřina Frejlachová (1986) and David Hájek (1986), two other graduates of different universities. The medium of photography is imbued with qualities that embrace form as much as content. Initially, the exhibition was planned as a hanging exhibit, because color photography, early on, was outside the realm common family photography. However, the story of an encounter between two generations, with the medium taking on a social rola, has been given priority in the exhibition at Školská 28 Communication Space. In Hrubý’s photographs, it is not the esthetic of a photgraphic auteur aiming at gallery presentation that is in the fore. These works were essentally intended to record private experience. However, in being transferred to the present context, they take on the echoes of individual memories with a trans-individual character.
The projection of 235 shots (selected from among more than 400) is supplemented with a sound installation of audio recordings and a catalogue reproducing the creator’s words, together with the images. In this way, the project also brings into focus the relation between a picture and the personal testimony about it. The publication is introduced by Josef Moucha. In addition, 15 enlargements are installed at E Gallery at the Elpida Seniors Centre.

Cooperating organisations: Galerie Školská 28, Elpida, o.p.s.
Support: The Municipal Authority of the Capital City of Prague, The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, The Youth in Action Programme of the EU