Without doubt, Jaroslav Kučera (1929–1991) 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.
In Between Images: The Archive of the Cinematographer Jaroslav Kučera
Opening: on Monday, September 7, from 7 pm
Curator: Kateřina Svatoňová