Exhibition: Force of Nature. J.V. Daneš and the Pacific

Datum konání: 
30. 1. 2018, 18:00
31. 1. 2018, 0:00 to 4. 3. 2018, 0:00

danes_invitation_m.jpg?itok=bReUEz7g Opening: Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Location: GAMU (Galerie AMU), Malostranské náměstí 12, Praha 1, (entrance from the passage to Tržiště Street)

Open daily except Monday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 6 p.m..

The floods of 2002 affected also the archive of the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences. It contained, among others, colored diapositives and negatives of the Czech geographer J.V. Daneš. In the early 1920s, Daneš was one of the first Czechs to travel over the Pacific, East Asia and North America. Although the waters have irrevocably changed his photographs, the process of degradation has given the individual images a whole new visual quality which reflects the fragility of the photographic medium when faced with natural forces.

Accompanying program: Travel Photographs – Caring for Photographs in Collections and Archives (symposium), Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. (HAMU Gallery, Malostranské Square 13, Prague 1)


The exhibition was realized at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague as part of the project Evaluating and Interpreting the Photographic Collection of the Czech Academy of Sciences, supported from the resources of the Institutional Support for Long-Term Conceptual Development of Research Organizations, provided by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in 2014. The project co-investigated by the Department of Photography of the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences has been taking place 2014–2018.


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