What Is Life?

Aleksandra Vajd / Marketa Othova

Street Level Photoworks

09 Sep - 18 Nov

This exhibition presents current work by two eminent figures in Central and East European photography, Markéta Othová (1968, Prague) and Aleksandra Vajd (1971, Maribor, Slovenia) and, at the same time, highlights the universal quality of the photographic medium. A main feature of the Czech Season in Scotland, this is not only their first joint exhibition in the UK, but also their first exhibition together.

For the Street Level Photoworks gallery, they have prepared an exhibition in which their means of expression complement each other. While Markéta Othová interprets photography as a transparent medium which confronts the viewer with technical quality, texture and the reality of the world, Aleksandra Vajd emphasises the material quality of the same photographs. It is exactly these contrasting approaches which allow the viewer to see the photographic medium in its fundamental ambivalence.

Opening Event: Sat 09 Sep 2-5pm. The opening reception will feature a walk and talk from Markéta Othová and Aleksandra Vajd alongside Karel Císař at 2pm followed by reception at 3pm. Free, all welcome to attend.


Street Level Photoworks
Trongate 103
G1 5HD

Aleksandra Vajd
© Aleksandra Vajd