On Tuesday, 18 May 2021, the exhibition "Votive Columns/Stone Sculpture of the 17th and 18th centuries in old photographs" was opened as part of the EU project “Wine folklore as a historical identity of Podravina and Pomurje". The author of the exhibition is senior curator Draženka Jalšić Ernečić, while the exhibition was officially opened by the Deputy Mayor of the City of Koprivnica, Ksenija Ostriž. In addition to the aesthetics of the sculptor, the photography of Baroque sculptures also includes the aesthetics of the photographer. The sculptures of the Mother of God and Saint Sebastian, Saint Charles Borromeo, Saint John of Nepomuk, and Saint Florian are interpreted in several ways. First as a sacral heritage of the 17th and 18th centuries and then as a documentary photograph of various poetics. The most successful examples of sculpture photography are presented as independent authorial works of additional artistic value. Already in the 19th century, the medium of photography had been recognized by the history of art and the conservation of cultural monuments as a tool and auxiliary scientific discipline of examining, documenting and presenting historical monuments, the practice which has continued until this day. You can visit the exhibition on the ground floor of the Koprivnica Gallery until 20 June 2021.
The program was implemented with European Union funds within the project "Wine folklore as a historical identity of Podravina and Pomurje" (reVITAlize) within the INTERREG V-A cross-border cooperation program Hungary-Croatia 2014-2020.