Poetry of Everyday. Czech Post-war Avantgarde Photography
Tendencies in fine art photography of the 1960s in Czech photography – DOFO Group; surrealism, structuralism, concretism and optical art.
The opening is scheduled for September 3rd
4. 9. – 16. 10. 2020
One of the first post-war photographic groups in Czechoslovakia was the DOFO Olomouc Photographers Group (1958-75). The group applied numerous pre-Second World War Bauhaus experimental techniques, and the photographs reflected the subjective feelings of the creators as expressive, structural and often hallucinatory images. The impact of the group’s creations – with their gravity, relevance, and quality – went beyond national borders and contributed to the wider European art scene. The actual exhibition also presents some important predecessors and companions of this group.
Presented artists: Emila Medkova, Vilem Reichman, Ladislav Postupa, , Antonín Gribovský, Jan Hajn, Rupert Kytka, Jaromír Kohoutek, Ivo Preček and others.
Curator: dr. Štěpánka Bieleszová
From the Collection of Photography, Muzeum moderního umění Olomouc.