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CZECH AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPHY lecture by Prof. Vladimír Birgus

Hosted by the Consul of the Frankfurt Art & Culture Group
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Took place 3 weeks ago
Sat 27 Jan 17:45 - 19:00

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Dear Art & Culture members,

We will end the first month of Protected content another activity, this time attending together a very interesting lecture “Jaromír Funke and Czech Avant-Garde Photography” that focuses on the artist avant-garde photographs, which in a distinctive and progressive way, elaborate the impetuses of Cubism, abstract art, New Objectivity, Constructivism, and Surrealism. The meeting point for this activity is inside the lecture room after entering and paying the ticket for the lecture and exhibition.

Jaromír Funke Protected content was one of the most important figures of avant-garde photography amongst the Czechs and also internationally. His works are part of many collections, including the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. In recent years, he has finally entered the canon of photographic history. But it has taken a long time to acknowledge Funke’s importance.

The lecture will be given by Vladimír Birgus, who is a photographer, curator, photo-historian, and currently professor and head of the Institute of Creative Photography at the Silesian University in Opava. His photographs have been exhibited in 65 one-person exhibitions and are included in many collections. He is the author and co-author of 45 books, including Tschechoslowakische Fotografie der Gegenwart (Cologne and Heidelberg Protected content , Czech Photographic Avant-Garde Protected content and Stuttgart Protected content , Cambridge and London Protected content , Photographer František Drtikol (Prague Protected content , Jaroslav Rössler – Czech Avant-Garde Photographer (Prague, Cambridge and London Protected content , Tschechische Fotografie des 20. Jahrhunderts / Czech Photography of the 20th Century (Bonn Protected content , Prague Protected content . He has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions throughout Europe and America for instance Modern Beauty: Czech Photographic Avant-Garde Protected content , Paris, Lausanne, Prague, Munich Protected content , Czech Photography of the 20th Century (Prague Protected content , Bonn Protected content , The Intimate World of Josef Sudek (Paris and Ottawa, Protected content Avant-Garde Photographer Jaromír Funke (Prague and Paris, Protected content . ​​​​​​​

After the lecture I suggest we walk together along its new exhibition as The Fotografie Forum Frankfurt presents an extensive solo show of this visionary for the first time in Germany. On display are 70 photographs from Funke’s Avant-garde phase in the Protected content and Protected content .

We see at each other directly at the meeting point, dont hesitate to give me a call if you have any doubt.

Best Regards,
Cristina Vazquez