Wednesday, May 16, 2007

FOTO : Modernity in Central Europe

Karel Kašpařík
Why?, before 1935
gelatin silver print, 38.5 x 28.9 cm (15 3/16 x 11 3/8)
Moravská galerie, Brno

"This groundbreaking exhibition of some 150 photographs, artists' books, and illustrated magazines examines how photography developed into an immense phenomenon in central Europe during the 1920s and 1930s. It is the first exhibition to pair recognized masters like László Moholy-Nagy or Hannah Höch (active in Germany) with their immediate contemporaries, such as Karel Teige and Jaromír Funke (Czechoslovakia), Kazimierz Podsadecki (Poland), Károly Escher (Hungary), and Trude Fleischmann (Austria), who are less well known today. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores such topics as photomontage and war, gender identity, modern living, and the spread of surrealism. This major loan exhibition, which draws on several dozen American and international collections, is unprecedented in its focus and scope. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition." - National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art

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