In Between Images: The Archive of the Cinematographer Jaroslav Kučera


Start: on Monday, September 7, from 7 pm
Curator: Kateřina Svatoňová

Without doubt, Jaroslav Kučera represents one of the most important cinematographers of the Czechoslovak cinematography of the second half of the 20th century. The exhibition aims to provide a look into Kučera’s archive, to demonstrate a role of a cinematographer as both a creative and artistic one, as well as to understand what are the specific features of Kučera’s oeuvre and his way of thinking through/with images. The show therefore offers mostly a presentation of drafts, sketches and various experimentations with photographic and cinematographic images, which Kučera produced continuously throughout his life. These images reveal how important to him was the work with colour, shadows, light and compositions and the capturing of ways of looking, authenticity and atmosphere. 

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Book Launch    

Fotograf #36 New Utopias
— launch of the magazine

on Thursday, June 11, at 6pm

The newest edition of Fotograf Magazine offers new utopias for the 21st century. It is not only due to the pandemic that we feel a need to stop and consider new ways in which society can function. We invite you to experience a utopian stream of ideas and try out the format of the “critical run”. This is an opportunity for those among you more prone to action to join us for a short run, one whose aim is not sport but mental achievement in the form of a kind of “running debate”. Slow running. In sport shoes. About new utopias.

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Event    

Shelly Silver
— Strange Beauty and Little Lies

on Monday, August 31, from 7.30 pm

Screening of selected films by American artist Shelly Silver, who will visit the Fotograf Festival: Uneven Ground X this year. Films such as A Strange New Beauty (2015) or video sketches entitled 1 (2001) and This Film (2018) will present the artist’s range of approaches between post-documentary and poetic narration. At the same time, we will look at topics that she has long been interested in, such as normative and atypical relationships between individuals. In her case, love or desire is also emulated in the way of film recording, repeatedly manifesting from other perspectives, exploring the relationships between observers and the observed.

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Exhibition    

Matyáš Chochola (feat. Vojtěch Veškrna)
— Magma

The Magma exhibition follows up on the release of Chochola’s publication The Scent of Success, especially on the subsequent happening that he made with one of its copy. The initial starting point of the gallery presentation was the photographic material of Vojtěch Veškrna, which was created during its production, and whose enlargements Chochola again took to the same place to finally edit.

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Exhibition    

Distant Nature

What is our relationship to nature? The concept of nature is notoriously equivocal, the return to nature in many aspects problematic and the questions of how to widely protect the nature from us, who are part of it, not easy to be answered. Reinterpretation and reconstruction of our relationship to nature is related to economic, social, political and cultural changes over time. The selection of more than 20 international art videos and films from 17 artists will take place simultaneously in Knoll Galerie Wien, Prague and MAO / DIG in K13Kasarne Kulturpark Košice.

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Exhibition    

Peter Kolárčik, Tereza Velíková, Petra Vlčková & Martin Netočný, Markéta Wágnerová
— When Days Lose Names

Four art projects for the exhibition When Days Lose Names were selected in the open call of the Fotograf Gallery as the most interesting aspect of the submitted contributions to reflect on the unique situation that has affected us in recent months. Although we know that it is not yet behind us, the works of art at the exhibition are the first attempt at its artistic expression – whether strictly tied to recent events or its metaphorical counterpart.

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Event   Exhibition    

Lenka Glisníková & Karolína Matušková – Becoming an Apple… or Perhaps a Shelf
— dernissage

on Monday, June 1, at 7.30 pm

The exhibition was created as a partial stand-in for the cancelled gallery program experienced in the past two months. The artists elaborate on a new experience resulting from the changing nature of interpersonal interactions by poetic means. During Monday’s event, you will be able to view their photographic montage for the last time and also talk about it – practically for the first time – with both authors.

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