The Issue of Gallery as a Public and School Space
Reconstructing events, reviving the vital or reminding of and remembering the past are the main functions of an archive. A picture archives not only what has happened, but also, from the perspective of preserving the future, it projects historical time that struggles with timelessness. Photography – an image in archive, thus, comes to life twice, three times, four times. The photographic archive of student works at the Faculty of Mass Media Communication at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, after ten years of conceptual work with the medium of photography, stores rich archival and image material, which, in its scope of interpretation, visually maps not only the visible reality – public space, but also events, human stories, and urban or environmental space. Through authors’ projects, it breaks the visible world – surface, and dives deeper into the personal space and philosophy of a young person – a student, who uses an image to analyse their identity (regarding themselves and others) and transports their experience towards existential questions. It represents the significant progress of a young person when they are trying and are interested in expressing their opinion on social issues in any way (including the medium of photography) and to code and interpret public life according to their inner empirical knowledge.
Exhibition space. Gallery of Ľudovít Hlaváč. Medium of Photography. Student exhibitions.
SEDLÁK, J., LANČARIČ, P., JONISOVÁ, E.: The Issue of Gallery as a Public and School Space. In European Journal of Media, Art and Photography, 2022, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 56-65, ISSN 1339-4940.