Fotograf Magazine

Štěpán Pech

Opening – Exhibition Drama

In 2010 Štěpán Pech, a student at the Photography studio at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, organized an event called Vernisáž / Opening. He created a fake exhibition of portraits of his fellow students from the studio. These same people later became the only viewers and actors in the Opening. Štěpán handed out to each of the participants an envelope containing instructions that they were to follow within the course of the event. During the following year, Pech repeated Opening in different variations three more times and gradually shifted his attention away from a closed circle of friends toward the broader public. Afterwards he abandoned his staged event. At least partially – began studying feature film direction..

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Opening, 2010, photographed by Barbora Fastrová
Opening, 2010, photographed by Barbora Fastrová