Exhibition: Look, the City!

Open: 09:00 - 17:00, closed on Saturdays and Sundays

The exhibition "Look, the City! Family photography of the residents of Pićan" of the Centre for the intangible culture of Istria of Ethnographic museum of Istria is the result of the fieldwork with the goal of mapping the memories through the media of the family photography.

Except the formation of the new audiovisual documentation and development of the museum fonds with this exhibition we've reached the new communication with the local community and the participatory moment in creating the content with which they narrate themselves and their own lifes.

Every single photography was selected by the households that responded at the invitation. The information about the photography was collected during the fieldwork and litteraly transferred.

The time of origin, the location and the subject itself on the photography  was choosen arbitrarily because the main point was the feeling of special value for the owner and/or family. In that way we've reached the clearest and better understanding of the individual and collective feelings as well as the multilayered observing the cultural dynamics. 

Photography owners: Nela e Darko Aničić, Manuela Bačić, Romana Kancijanić, Juna Kiković, Nadija e Branko Kolić, Nevenka Pantina, Ljuban Radić, Andrej Rugovac, Emilia Šestan, Anton Širol, Ana-Lea Težak, Dražana Težak, Marija Težak e Danijela Draguzet
Author: Nuša Hauser

The Istrian Centre for Intangible Culture of the Ethnographical Museum of Istria (CENKI) was founded in 2011 in Pićan. Its activities are directed towards the research, documenting, caretaking and popularization of Istrian intangible culture. It establishes a new communication with members of local communities and acknowledges them as active co-operators in the definition of models that are the basis for the analysis of their cultural identities. 

The Centre directs its gaze toward rural and urban surroundings with equal intensity and there it records and analyses the living force of Istrian intangible culture’s knowledge and practices.

»» Learn more: www.emi.hr/en/museum/istrian-center-intangible-culture/about-cenki

About the event:

Family photography of the residents of Pićan


  • Centar za nematerijalnu kulturu Istre (CENKI) / Pićan


  • 03.06. - 30.09.22


  • Etnografski muzej Istre (EMI)