Fotograf Gallery

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.

Shelly Silver is currently based in New York. She has exhibited around the world, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern, the Center Pompidou, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Yokohama Museum of Art. She teaches as an Associate Professor and Director of Moving Image in the Visual Arts program at Columbia University.

As part of the Uneven Ground X issue of the Fotograf Festival, her newer work will be presented in three festival exhibitions. At the same time, it will be possible to participate in a two-day workshop with the artist.

Screening will be in English with English subtitles.
The space may be inaccessible for disabled viewers.


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.