Exhibitions at Galerie Rudolfinum
The Snapshot Aesthetic Revisited
Carlos Relvas (1838-1894), a founding figure of Portuguese photography.
The phenomenon of face in videoart
The concept of the Double Fantasy exhibition is based on the vibrant relationship of the academic doctrine of European landscape productions of the 17th century closely tied to names such as Claude Lorraine or Nicolas Poussin, and its reuse in modern digital photography. The historicist academic landscape was always knowingly created outside of time and space - outside of reality, but also in the most real form possible. The precedent was not the reality of nature, but the reality of an academic… more
Landscape / Image / Photography
April 22 - July 4, 2010
curator: Mrs. Lucie Vlckova
Confrontation of the representative works of the pivotal authors of Czech landscape photography and landscape painting from the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The majority of the works are from the Museum of Decorative Arts collection.
Landscape photography emerged as a specific genre shortly after photography was invented and began to be used in a practical way. Yet this ha… more
Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation
The exhibition is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in association with the Japan Society, New York
This major retrospective represents the first comprehensive overview of the work of Shomei Tomatsu (born 1930, Nagoya) and bears witness to his status within the Japanese post-war avant-garde and his role in the development of modern Japanese photography. With approximately 240 photographs, the exhibition shows all Tomatsu's major groups of wor… more
The Erwin Dubsky Collection: Photographs from Japan in the 1870s
Organised in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Exhibition curator Hripsimé Visser
The Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra (1959) has achieved international acclaim through her powerful cycles of portraits, focusing primarily on highly specific, ordinary people and their individual fates and emotions. Her large-format portraits are simple, rendered in subtle colours yet full of intense expression, classically composed yet charged with an extraordinary emotional force, far removed fro… more
Václav Jirásek (b. 1965 in Karviná) belongs to the intermediate generation of Czech artists who have selected photography as their chosen medium. At the instigation of Galerie Rudolfinum, he has now completed a special project, to be presented to the viewing public from February to April 2006, the sole theme of which is "dying" factories. In a sizeable ensemble of roughly seventy to eighty large-format colour photographs (with dimensions of up to two metres in length), Jirásek attempts to do… more
Only rarely do I set out to create portraits of actual persons. Mostly I use their faces and bodies solely for my own ends. Fatality, circumstances on the periphery, expressiveness, emotional extremes, the unclassifiable quality, as well as conflict with Being, submission, introversion, the desire for identification, the conflict of man's soul in our day and age. The sacred and the profane. A reduction of means to the minimum, frequent quotation, both of vision and of content. That is the space … more
The first comprehensive publications and photographic exhibitions, for example, 100 Years of Czech Photography in Prague in 1939, focused on technical issues. This approach was gradually replaced by the presentation of photography as an art form, which has flourished during the last thirty years in the boom of publications, exhibitions, museum collections, and university education.
The current information revolution, however, has created the need to view photography from a different perspective… more
Chinese contemporary art literally burst onto the international art scene in the early 1990s and since then has achieved a firm position within today's art world. Chinese artists participate in big international exhibition events; foremost museums and institutions organise exhibitions of Chinese visual art; individual shows of Chinese artists are often shown in museums and galleries all over the world. However, attention is almost always focused on painting, installation, or videoart, and less o… more