Fotograf Gallery

The Never-ending Egg


Start: 30. 6. - 6 pm

Flesh, meat, skin and leather: different names to describe similar assemblages of cellular tissue. The exhibition reflects on the making and unmaking of bodies and identi- ties, through the reproduction, fabrication and extraction of biological matter. Playing with the fluidity between the naturally procreated and the artificially engineered, The Never E-ending Egg articulates bodies and identities as territorial building materials.

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2022 FOTOGRAF MAGAZINE OPEN CALL TALENTS WANTED!

Fotograf Magazine issues an open call for professionals, amateurs and students who are invited to submit their photo projects. We are interested in artworks (fine-art photography, moving image, etc.) representing a distinctly defined project of an independent and non-commercial character. 

We appreciate all genres and the most diverse approaches of artistic creation, because one of goals of our “Fotograf – zone of contemporary photography” is to discover talents. We are looking for talents of any age. Talents wanted. Let’s sign in!

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Measurement Terror: 1392 Hours of an Exhibition, open for 237 of Those


Start: 14. 4. od 19:00
Tereza Rudolf a Vojtěch Märc

The figure of the measurer is inseparably tied to the modern cultural tradition, particularly from the 19th century onwards. A male figure moves through the landscape, and on his back lies the “weight” of the precise measurement of reality. One of the ways in which photography became historically most useful was as a tool of scientific measurement, where it was to ensure the desired precision and objectivity. Measurement, often aided by photographic technologies, thus plays an essential role in modernity and bears a similar load. The world must first be measured so that it can be cut up and sold.

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The Never-ending Egg

Flesh, meat, skin and leather: different names to describe similar assemblages of cellular tissue. The exhibition reflects on the making and unmaking of bodies and identi- ties, through the reproduction, fabrication and extraction of biological matter. Playing with the fluidity between the naturally procreated and the artificially engineered, The Never E-ending Egg articulates bodies and identities as territorial building materials.

Fotograf Magazine

News   Open call    

Fotograf Gallery

News   Open call    

2022 FOTOGRAF MAGAZINE OPEN CALL TALENTS WANTED!

Fotograf Magazine issues an open call for professionals, amateurs and students who are invited to submit their photo projects. We are interested in artworks (fine-art photography, moving image, etc.) representing a distinctly defined project of an independent and non-commercial character. 

We appreciate all genres and the most diverse approaches of artistic creation, because one of goals of our “Fotograf – zone of contemporary photography” is to discover talents. We are looking for talents of any age. Talents wanted. Let’s sign in!

Fotograf Gallery

News   Exhibition    

Measurement Terror: 1392 Hours of an Exhibition, open for 237 of Those

The figure of the measurer is inseparably tied to the modern cultural tradition, particularly from the 19th century onwards. A male figure moves through the landscape, and on his back lies the “weight” of the precise measurement of reality. One of the ways in which photography became historically most useful was as a tool of scientific measurement, where it was to ensure the desired precision and objectivity. Measurement, often aided by photographic technologies, thus plays an essential role in modernity and bears a similar load. The world must first be measured so that it can be cut up and sold.

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Attacks on Goods: Masks, Microfilm, Timelines

How do art works handle information in a society that occasionally refers to itself as an information society? Whom do they inform and how and by whom are they formed and how? At the Attacks on Goods: Masks, Microfilm, Timelines exhibition, we attempted to find an answer to these questions with the help of several artists. We will be accompanied in our quest by masks in various forms whose function varies situationally but which can always be understood as membranes between the inside and outside of bodies; between people and the world; between refuge and liberation. We can find a guideline in the technology of microfilm as a form of informational photography that historically preceded general digitization and therefore – seen in hindsight – anticipates post-digital photography. This was the title of the last book by the photography theorist and lecturer Filip Láb, whose recent premature death was a defining stimulus for this exhibition. 

Exhibiting Artists: John Barker and Ines Doujak, Filip Láb, Barbora Mrázková, Oliver Ressler

Accompanying programIt will also be possible to take the exhibition as part of a guided tour with curator Vojtěch Märc. Worksheets with fun tasks will be waiting for the youngest visitors of our gallery, and a workshop focusing on civic engagement and visions for the future is being prepared for secondary schools. As part of the listening lecture, the themes of the exhibition will be further developed through popular and alternative music. We will inform you about specific dates in time.

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Czechoslovak Astrophotography

Our fascination with the night sky is probably older than humanity itself. In a way, we could even claim that photographs of the night sky are older than photography itself, as Louis Daguerre supposedly took photos of the night sky even before officially announcing his invention. The romantic notion of looking at the starry heavens is unpleasantly disturbed by satellites, whose numbers have increased considerably in recent years, alerting us to our present reality. We might well also be alarmed by news of adventurous journeys to zero gravity or the planned relocation of heavy industry beyond the borders of our planet. If we want to explore the universe today, then, and we want to avoid doing it in the manner of the wealthiest billionaires who are already working on extracting as much as possible from the universe as the Earth is already too small, we will first have to return to Earth.
 
 
Exhibiting artists: Zbyněk Baladrán, Stano Filko, Michal Kern, Jiří Kruliš, Richard Loskot, Katarína Poliačiková, Štěpánka Sigmundová, Rudolf Sikora

Support

Fotograf Gallery is supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture and during the year 2021 by a grant from the City of Prague amounting to 630 000 CZK.