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Exhibition Symbols of wedding rituals hidden in the frame

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SYMBOLS OF WEDDING RITUALS HIDDEN IN THE FRAME. PICTURES OF SOCIAL BONDS BEYOND EVERYDAY LIFE

Karolina Głowacka, Kamil Głowacki

Until recently, wedding ceremonies were indisputably considered a rite of passage and they represented leaving one’s parents and entering adult life with another person. However, as time went by, the rite systematically evolved. During the last century, some of its elements were modified, some completely abandoned and others introduced. These changes gained momentum in the present day, where every wedding reception needs to incorporate a surprise in a form of an activity, detail, venue or gown never seen before. Also, the wedding, which was previously considered a rite of passage with a symbolic meaning inextricably linked with magic, is approached more rationally by modern societies. When we are now thinking of the wedding ritual, we actually mean the wedding ceremony and reception which often resemble a directed performance or extravaganza where each of its elements requires eternalizing and documenting.
Photographs presented at the exhibit were taken by Karolina and Kamil Glowacki who have been working in photography for more than 15 years and have run ‘Ukryte w Kadrze’ (EN: Hidden in Frame) brand for several years. Their long-standing experience combined with social knowledge and passion for exploring people and the society they live in, allowed them to create photographs which can represent the ritual a wedding is and at the same time show larger splinters of everyday life their main characters live and operate in.

6th of July (Thursday) — 3rd Conference Day, 18.20-19.05 (building T – oval corridor to aula T1)

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