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Following the Cross

exhibition of contemporary documentary photography 

Exhibition title: Following the Cross 
Venue: Jan Koniarek Gallery, Trnava, Synagogue – Center of Contemporary Art, Halenárska 2, Trnava
Curators: Lucia Benická, Ivana Lojan Pástorová
Professional cooperation: Jozef Sedlák
Production cooperation: Lenka Králová - Gallery of Spiš Artists
Graphics: Vlado Eliáš, Ivana Betková
Project production: Dom fotografie, o.z. (House of Photography, citizens’ association) 
in cooperation with Gallery of Spiš Artists – Cultural Institutions of Košice Region
Publication: Catalogue - Following the Cross including the profiles of the authors’ projects and essays
Publisher: Dom fotografie, o.z.
Exhibiting artists: Andrej Bán, Pavol Breier, Michal Fulier, Alan Hyža, Andrej Lojan, Laco Maďar, Boris Németh, Jozef Ondzik, Jozef Sedlák, Jindřich Štreit, Matúš Zajac
Opening of the exhibition: November 3, 2017 (Fri) at 18.00. 
Duration: November 3, 2017 (Fri) – January 14, 2018 (Sun)

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Repeat of a successful thematic exhibition of contemporary documentary photography FOLLOWING THE CROSS created by the House of Photography will be presented in the premises of the Synagogue - Centre of Contemporary Art of Jan Koniarek Gallery in Trnava from November 3, 2017. The exhibition includes almost eighty photographs of eleven authors: Andrej BÁN, Pavol BREIER, Michal FULIER, Alan HYŽA, Andrej LOJAN, Laco MAĎAR, Boris NÉMETH, Jozef ONDZIK, Jozef SEDLÁK, Jindřich ŠTREIT, and Matúš ZAJAC.

The project orchestrated by two curators - Lucia Benická and Ivana Lojan Pástorová interprets pilgrimages, Christian feasts and events, missions as well as everyday rituals following the “cross” in the selected works of contemporary Slovak documentary photographers and in the work of a distinguished Czech photographer Jindřich Štreit.

Unique project represents the work of the older and middle generation of authors who have actively contributed to the development of documentary tradition of Slovak photography in a long term (Pavol Breier, Jozef Sedlák, Andrej Bán, Alan Hyža, Jozef Ondzik, and Matúš Zajac), however, it also introduces young authors of the current documentary photography (Boris Németh, Andrej Lojan, Michal Fulier, and Laco Maďar). The exhibition also includes an elite documentary project of a distinguished Czech photographer Jindřich Štreit - Gate of Hope, which enables a cultural dialogue and confrontation of the classic value of documentary with other current interpretations.

The project has been supported using public funds provided by Slovak Arts Council and it was carried out in cooperation with Gallery of Spiš Artists - Cultural Institution of Košice Region and House of Photography. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue of the same name created by the House of Photography which contains the profiles of selected authors along with the selected works.

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Slovak Arts Council is the main sponsor of the project.

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