Fotograf Gallery

Jan Kubíček
— Actions

Opening: on Thursday, November 14, at 7 pm
Curator: Jiří Ptáček

Jan Kubíček (1927— 2013) ranks among the most important representatives of constructive approaches in Czech painting in the second half of the 20th century. The exhibitions in the Fotograf and Pecka Galleries bring our attention to his lesser-known photographic work. While the Pecka Gallery focuses on Kubíček’s journey through photographic themes and approaches from the 1960s to the 1980s, the Fotograf Gallery chose an exclusively well-defined position on the border of photography and action. In the mid-1980s Kubíček was attracted by the possibilities of photograms, mainly due to the possibility to visualize the problems of decomposition and transformation of geometric shapes. He came closest to his mature painting expression in photograms from the series Form-Action, and at the same time he found different artistic solutions for them thanks to the chosen technology. 

The opening in the Pecka Gallery will take place from 5pm. The opening in the Fotograf Gallery will follow at 7pm, including a presentation of the book on photographic artwork by Jan Kubíček published by KANT.


— Porušený čtverec, 1984, fotogram, 30 × 24 cm


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.