We are moving

1. 8 — 27. 9. 2017

We are moving. Fotograf Gallery’s new address is Jungmannova 7, Prague 1. We will open our new space, where our gallery together with Fotograf Magazine and Fotograf Festival will be located, at the end of September.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fotograf Magazine

Book Launch    

Launch of the 29th issue of the Fotograf Magazine
— Contemplation

Thursday, June 8, at 7 pm

In Central and Eastern Europe, the tradition of contemplative photography is particularly strong. There are conceptual and performance artists – those who seek a distinctive form of harmony between themselves and their chosen space through meditative activities connected with natural rhythms, using nature as a studio for their actions. In all of these approaches, time plays a central role. Quite often it is in the form of the ritual repetition of similar approaches, when time and never-ending shifts in the protagonist’s life rhythm constantly change the default situation, while, at the same time, there remains a noticeable common order, which dominates the resulting feeling one has from individual photos and entire series.