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24.11 - 21.04.2024
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The High Tatras - majestic Slovak mountains and at the same time the smallest mountains in the world, are a rare natural jewel and the result of hundreds of millions of years of competition between internal and external geological factors. The Tatras were alternately high mountains, leveled land, but also the bottom of seas, in which sediments and remains of dead organisms settled. Sets of these rocks, in their original and metamorphosed form, together with igneous rocks of granitic composition, form the basic building material of this magnificent geological structure. The place of their origin is often tied to areas that are hundreds of kilometers away from the current position of the Tatras.

Similar to the material of historical buildings, often imported from various sites, tectonic forces also moved and placed the blocks of the "Tatra puzzle" in the contemporary architecture of the Tatras. Architectural works in history have different styles, and different geological periods have left their signatures in the Tatras, which geologists are trying to decipher using research methods. One of the methods used in the work of a geologist is documentation through drawings and photographs. Geophotography, motivated by scientific research, often overlaps with a documentary or even artistic style.

The idea of creating an exhibition with the unusual name TRITRI (a word of Slavic origin denoting rock cliffs) was inspired by a lot of high-quality photographic material from the archive of the pioneer of Slovak geology Petr Reichwalder, which was created as a documentation of his field research in the Tatras. They were gradually joined by photographs of other scientific workers - Zora Abaffyová, Radovan Bednár, Radoslav Biskupič, Ján Madarás, Jozef Michalík, Martina Moravcová, Petr Ondrus, Martin Sabol, Pavel Staník, Milan Sýkora, Martin Števka. The photographs are appropriately divided and completed into eight thematic units. In a language accessible to the general public, they describe the history of formation, rock composition, human activity, as well as the accompanying threats to this unique natural gem.

Place : East Slovak Museum