Trevor Paglen
— How Deep Is the Ocean, How High Is the Sky


Start: Thursday, October 5, at 6 pm
Curator: Jen Kratochvil

Show named after a popular song of Irving Berlin from 1932, year so many times compared to 2016, is piercing through Trevor Paglen’s practices as photographer, writer and activist in a never-ending quest to uncover hidden structure of political climate of mass surveillance society. His work leads us by means of almost romantic, impressionistic imagery to places seemingly lacking any significance, in reality sheltering secret radar sites, data storages, underwater transcontinental internet connections etc.

— Entire article

3×3 Student Portfolios

on Friday, October 20, at 4 pm

3 students from 3 departments of photography will present their portfolios.
Studio of Photography, Academy of Applied Art and Design, Prague
Applied Photography, Ladislav Sutnar Faculty od Design and Art, Pilsen
Advertising Photography Studio, FMK UTB, Zlín

— Entire article

Fotograf Gallery

Exhibition    

Déjà vu (Cup with a Lid)

Thursday, July 20, at 6 pm

The Cup with a Lid exhibition was launched during the week before Christmas in 2009. Pavel Vančát was its curator and it was the first activity of the newly-opened Fotograf Studio. After more than seven years of gallery operations, the later-renamed Fotograf Gallery has returned with the Cup with a Lid exhibition as part of a one-day déjà vu event. Michal Kalhous agreed to a repeat showing of this work during the culmination of one chapter in the institution’s life.

fb

Fotograf Gallery

Event    

Opening of the Fotograf Festival, launch of a new Fotograf Magazine, preview of the Fotograf Gallery

Wednesday, September 27, at 7.30 pm

New space of the Fotograf Gallery will serve as a scene for the opening of the Fotograf Festival and the launch of a new Fotograf Magazine linked by an umbilical cord to the previously named. It also thematically wraps the cocoon of networks and associations linked to Eye in the Sky as a metaphor for the big data phenomenon, monitoring and surveillance. Lavra will play at the launches and the opening of the festival.

Fotograf Gallery

Book Launch    

UNIZIN
— publication launch

Thursday, July 20, at 6 pm

Each year, the UNIGEO Festival serves as an accompaniment to the educational program run by the Institute for Creative Photography (ICP) at Silesian University in Opava. As a purely student-led initiative, it is meant to foster creative dialogue among university students who not only exhibit there, but also evaluate the collections presented. The recently-published UNIZIN magazine from this year’s festival was first presented at the June meeting of professors and students in Horní Bečva. Fotograf Gallery agreed to support festival organizers and present the UNIGEO Festival to the culture-loving public in Prague.

fb

Fotograf Gallery

Event    

Martin Zet
— Hospital Orderly

Thursday, July 13 at 6 pm

The Uncertain Unfolding exhibition has ended, but Mr. Hrůzas guest, performer and sculptor Martin Zet, is opening it again for one night only. In his performance, water does not seem to be the element that evokes strong emotional reactions in people. It is bound to the service function of a cleaning material. However, just as a lighter flame is a relative of the forest fire, water in a tub is a sister to the ocean.

fb

Fotograf Gallery

Exhibition    

Milan Mikuláštík
— Makapansgat Project Excerpt: from the History of Photography

On a technical level, Mikuláštík always sorts out his collages in the same way: the face in the image is covered by the face from the rock and the new image is published online. More varied is the rediscovery of meanings achieved by this ritual act. On a general level, his Makapansgat Project oscillates between commentaries on current events and observing the role of images in creating our vision of the world. On the billboards in the hallways at Fotograf Gallery he, of course, narrowed the themes in his selection of photos so that they relate to the history of photography.

fb

Fotograf Gallery

Exhibition    

Tomáš Hrůza
— Uncertain Unfolding

Tomáš Hrůza (*1979) ranks among so-called photographer-collectors; they’re a sort of counterpart to the mythical photographer-hunters. He collects the material for his exhibitions at leisure; from the discoveries that he happens upon during his travels undertaken as a minority-oriented tourist, an aimless pilgrim, a voluntary nomad or a professional driver. His romanticism has always included a fondness for all things magical and out-of-the-senses.

fb