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Catalogue Exhibition │Millepiani

Posted on April 23 2021

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FOLKLORE AND TRADITIONS

Exhibition
21  —  29 October 2021
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PETRA LAJDOVÁ

Slovak Martial Arts #1 Photography, 2017

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The artworks are the part of Slovak Martial Arts series that represents some of those movements I dances in Slovak folklore, some originated in Central Asia, southern Russia and the Middle East and their original meaning, long before became folklore, was essentially combat training and movement development (those youth dynamic dances from eastern Slovakia - Zemplín, called čapáš). There are some movements and great youth dynamic dances from central-east Slovakia - Podpoľanie. The artworks represent the values of tradition and signs of mastery, competitiveness, male strength, deftness.
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PETRA LAJDOVÁ

Slovak Martial Arts #2  Photography, 2017

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The artworks are the part of Slovak Martial Arts series that represents some of those movements I dances in Slovak folklore, some originated in Central Asia, southern Russia and the Middle East and their original meaning, long before became folklore, was essentially combat training and movement development (those youth dynamic dances from eastern Slovakia - Zemplín, called čapáš). There are some movements and great youth dynamic dances from central-east Slovakia - Podpoľanie. The artworks represent the values of tradition and signs of mastery, competitiveness, male strength, deftness.
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IVAN CHARIN
Before a Singing in the Shchegolok's Village Hall │ Photography, 2016

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IVAN CHARIN
The House in Dolgiy Kolodez' Village │ Photography, 2016

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IVAN CHARIN
The parts of Kursk Region Women's Traditional Holiday Costume │ Photography, 2016
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SZABINA PÉTER
Agape from Cered │ Video, 2020
The Agape from Cered refers to the archaic role of art, and reflects on the ritualistic and religious possibilities of communicating with the transcendent world, the deity from a contemporary perspective. At the same time, it demonstrates the dialectical order of connections analyzing the actual characteristics of the relations between men and world coming to the front increasingly from the Renaissance. The site-specific and eco-conscious aspect of the project actualizes one of the most prominent viewpoints of this period: the physical situation of men governed by the deity.However, the artists actually chose the simplest and most ordinary method to examine men’s relation to the world – both regarding the venue and the most fundamental needs and activities: the work conceptualizing agape as the paradigm for social togetherness was interested in what reactions the event triggers in the participants, what relations it creates among the invitees.
- S. P., C. F., K. J. B., M. T.
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VISHAL BHUTANI
The Rise of Sun God │ Photography, 2017
I took this photo during the last day of the Chaath festival (During winter days) at a barrage build on the Yamuna River on the borders of New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in India. The water was like a small pond of black smelling water as the barrage was closed for months. Yet you can see the intensity of the faith in this picture.
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ALISI TELENGUT
The Fourfold │ Animation, 2020
Based on the ancient animistic beliefs and shamanic rituals in Mongolia and Siberia, an exploration of the indigenous worldview and wisdom. With hand-crafted imagery, it is a testament of reclaiming the ideas of animism for planetary health and non-human materialities.
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AMNA YASEEN
Pehelwan: The Traditional Wrestlers II │ Photography, 2016
‘Retreating Akhara Culture in Expanding Metropolitan’ The series discusses the rapid decline in appreciation for traditional physical exertions or ‘Pehalwans’ as a result of urbanism in Punjab, Pakistan.These images are taken at traditional wrestling arenas of Lahore.
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AMNA YASEEN
Pehelwan: The Traditional Wrestlers I │ Photography, 2016
‘Retreating Akhara Culture in Expanding Metropolitan’ The series discusses the rapid decline in appreciation for traditional physical exertions or ‘Pehalwans’ as a result of urbanism in Punjab, Pakistan.These images are taken at traditional wrestling arenas of Lahore.
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HADRIEL TORRES

HTjournal │ Photography, 2020

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Here, the Haka (a ceremonial dance of powerful gestures and stamping) is performed by the local dance group on the small island of Ua Pou while awaiting the arrival of the neighbouring islands’ canoes. Marquesas islands, French Polynesia 2020.
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AWET AMINE

Traditionalism │ Photography, 2021

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Traditionalism is the expression of a nomadic life in one of African countries-Eritrea.
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PAULO MONTEIRO
Festivity of the Singles in Ousilhão, Portugal │ Photography, 2018
This photo documents the festivity of the Singles in Ousilhão, Trás-os-Montes region, Portugal. The festivity occurs in 25 and 26th december each year.
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PAULO MONTEIRO
Festivity of the Singles in Varge, Portugal │ Photography, 2019
This photo documents the festivity of the Singles in Varge, Trás-os-Montes region, Portugal. The festivity occurs in 26 and 27th december each year.
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ANNA DYATLOVSKAY
Maslenica │ Photography, 2020
These pictures were taken at a celebration. 2020 in Siberia, in the village of Shushenskoye. The place where Lenin was exiled.
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ELISE WOJTOWICZ
Us Three Women Photography, 2019 
From the series "Don't Wish Your Life Away", pictured are the hands of three generations of women in my family- my mother, my grandmother, and myself. We often joke about how similar they look in shape and size, each one varying only in age and jewelry.
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EKATERINA KOZLOVA
Russian Bride  Photography, 2020 
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MUHAMMAD NOMAN
Gorgeous Man  Photography, 20209
The photograph is taken from my series "Untold stories of Punjab". Gorgeous man is the portrait of one of the performer from the last family of Hindu Marwari tribe Cholistan. He actually dress up and makeup like women to perform dance for audience.
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MUHAMMAD NOMAN
Dancing Spirit of Desert  Photography, 2020
The photograph is taken from my series "Untold stories of Punjab". Dancing spirit of desert is a picture of a dancing performer from the last family of Hindu Marwari tribe in Pakistan. Lakho Jee Jhoomar Party who performed a dance called gojari. Two men dressed up like women, decked in hues of bright orange, blue and green, with shimmering gold jewellery and white bangles all the way up till their elbows, blew us away with their moves.
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NAZIA AKRAM
Dhamal │ Photography, 2010
The Sufi tradition of dhamal, or engaging in spiritual dance, is believed to bring devotees into a trance-like state that heightens their awareness of their relationship with, and their love for God.
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KATHERINE AKEY
The Lower Field  Photography, 2018
Dog Fork is an ongoing exploration of my grandfather and the farmland in West Virginia where he lives, where he grew up. Exploring this land where my family has lived for hundreds of years is a kind of visual archaeology; what evidence remains? What stories hold truths, and which are myths? My grandfather is the only living tie I have to that world, land where my family has lived for three hundred years.
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KATHERINE AKEY
Farrell Watches the Weaned Calves Eat  Photography, 2018
Dog Fork is an ongoing exploration of my grandfather and the farmland in West Virginia where he lives, where he grew up. Exploring this land where my family has lived for hundreds of years is a kind of visual archaeology; what evidence remains? What stories hold truths, and which are myths? My grandfather is the only living tie I have to that world, land where my family has lived for three hundred years.
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MAURO SCATTOLINI
Un Buongiorno di Luce │ Photography, 2019
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MAROUSSIA MBAYE
Young Warrior. Bijagos, Guinée Bissau  Photography, 2020
As part of a broader long project mapping out the dying traditions of Sub Saharan Africa, this series looks at the 'Carnaval' tradition in Guinée Bissau where all the tribes from the archipelago reenact key events in their history. The project was born out the need to document and share the dying traditions which act as pillars to our societies. In a world of globalization, tradition often pays the price for modernity. On a continent where religions often overlap with Animist beliefs - recognising the existence of a vital force in natural beings, be it humans, animals, plants or rivers. These are accompanied with numerous ‘Rites and Myths’ with the purpose of capturing the vital forces which inhabit the universe, and by communicating with nature to seek out the natural unity of things and beings in order to discern the ‘global spirit’ of the universe. Many have argued that the crisis the continent is facing today,i is the result of a society in crisis where myths and rites have been extensively weakened. The idea that society cannot bring protection to individuals due to “the loss of rites, myths, societal markers and roles of institutions”. Here a young warrior, heading the Queen's parade. Only boys that have passed their initiation rites are allowed to perform such privileged duties.
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MAROUSSIA MBAYE
La Jeune Fille au Pagne. Bijagos, Guinée Bissau  Photography, 2020
Around 100 days of the year are allocated to ceremonies and rites during which traditions such as Fanado and carnival where traditions are passed on and celebrated from one generation to the next. Changing from island to island, these coming-of-age initiations traditionally involve young men and women spending up to four months in the forest with village elders learning the secrets of the islands and the spirits that govern them. Young girl performing her class's traditional dance. Their social status as unmarried uninitiated girls is recognisable by the colours and lines of the 'pagnes' - (local sharong) they wear.
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