72 UMĚNÍ, SPLÍN A SMÍCH TVÁŘÍ V TVÁŘ ABSURDITĚ
ART(ists) FACING ABSURDITY
ALŠOVA JIHOČESKÁ GALERIE
EXHIBITION GRAPHICS + VISUAL CAMPAIGN

South Bohemian Gallery presents an exhibition of Czech art of the generation born in the years 1939–1953. This generation entered culture at the time of normalization. Art from this period was often the result of deep civilizational and cultural, social and political contradictions overlooked and banned or condemned by the official institutions of the communist regime. At the same time, the generation born in the era of Hitler‘s and Stalin‘s tyranny was facing the difficult tasks of art restitution after the collapse of humanity during the fascism, the Holocaust and the dictatorship of the proletariat. Over 100 events and works of art from more than thirty artists of Czech origin demonstrate the efforts of presented generation to restore the value of the natural world, which has become a world of absurdity. Designed in collaboration with Karel Štědrý.

05/2021

Curator Prof. Tomáš Vlček
@ Alšova jihočeská galerie
30. 5. – 3. 10. 2021

71 1989
NATIONAL GALLERY IN PRAGUE
EXHIBITION CATALOG

How did photographers reflect the year of 1989 in Czechoslovakia? This exhibition catalog commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. It also seeks to examine 1989, a turning point in many respects, from the distance of the three decades that have passed. It was critical for both Czech society at large and photography in particular. It marked 150 years since the discovery of the medium, and probably without photographers suspecting this, it was the final year they would spend working in the institutional framework they had been used to for years. The lives of many changed radically after the revolution, as they could now enjoy the freedoms, engage in business, hold exhibitions and create freely. The very medium of photography dissolved in a syncretism of new approaches and shortly afterwards also underwent a transformation of its technological foundations.

11/2019

🏅The Most Beautiful Czech Books 2019 Shortlist

# 152 pages, 210 × 270 mm, swiss binding, BUY

70 1989
NATIONAL GALLERY PRAGUE
EXHIBITION GRAPHICS + VISUAL CAMPAIGN

Exhibition graphics and visuals for the National Gallery's exhibition 1989 at the Trade Fair Palace in Prague. This exhibition was organised to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution as part of the project Havel na Hrad! (Havel to the Castle!). Architect Zbyněk Baladrán.

11/2019

Curator Tomáš Pospěch
@ National Gallery Prague
15. 11. – 16. 2. 2020

69 NA LED! HOKEJ A BRUSLENÍ V OBRAZECH
GET ON THE ICE! SKATING AND ICE HOCKEY IN ART
EXHIBITION CATALOG

Pass! Shoot! Goaaaaaaal! The catalog accompanying the exhibition NA LED! (GET ON THE ICE!) at the National Gallery Prague. Designed in collaboration with Laura Morovská.

05/2024

# 108 pages, 210 × 210 mm, softcover

68 ALEXANDR SKALICKÝ
SESTUP BÍLÉ ČÁRY (THE DESCENT OF THE WHITE LINE)
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK

Alexandr Skalický (*1932) is part of a small group of photographers who responded to the influences of conceptual art that seeped into the former Czechoslovakia from the West in the 1980s. With the Iron Curtain isolating it from the rest of world, the local environment interpreted everything coming from the outside through the lens of its own experience. This fact, together with the art photography concept dominating Czechoslovak photography at the time, created a constellation that gave rise to a unique oeuvre that provides an account of not only the artist and his work, but also of life under communism and of the thought and operating mechanisms in place in Czechoslovak photography. This book was conceived and written by Jiří Pátek, the curator of the Photography and New Media Collection at the Moravian Gallery in Brno.

05/2022

🏅The Best Photography Book from the Central and Eastern Europe 2021-2022 (Central European House of Photography/Month of Photography Bratislava) - 1st

# 152 pages, 170 × 240 mm, swiss binding, BUY

67 MY NAME IS HUNGRY BUFFALO
BOOK

Jan calls himself Buffalo. He loves cowboys, he’s blind, and may lose his hearing. This book follows his journey to America to visit the medicine man of the Navajo tribe, who wants to perform a ritual to help his hearing. The book includes authentical drawings by the medicine man of the Navajo tribe Blackhorse + photographic series by Roman Franc from Shiprock in New Mexico. Photography © Roman Franc.

12/2016

🏅The Most Beautiful Czech Books 2016 Shortlist

# 80 pages, 210 × 253 mm, swiss binding, Braille emboss, bookmark attached, BUY

66 MY NAME IS HUNGRY BUFFALO
POSTER

Poster design for the documentary movie My Name Is Hungry Buffalo about Jan who calls himself Buffalo. He loves cowboys, he’s blind, and may lose his hearing. This movie follows his journey to America to visit the chief of the Navajo tribe, who wants to perform a ritual to help his hearing. Photography © Roman Franc.

11/2016

65 THE END
ART PRINT FOR MY NAME IS HUNGRY BUFFALO

On the occassion of the premiere of the documentary movie My Name Is Hungry Buffalo, this silkscreen print was released in the limited number of 30 prints. Last copies still available for purchase.

11/2016

silkscreen print, 700 × 500 mm, signed/numbered, BUY

64 DAVID GABERLE
METROPOLIGHT
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK

Metropolight is young Czech photographer David Gaberle’s debut publication. Although the book presents his first-ever comprehensive photographic series, the result feels eminently mature. The pictures were taken in hypermodern cities such as Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Sydney, London, and New York. Gaberle observes alleyways, stairwells, parks, train stations, subway cars, galleries, and bridges, slowly revealing the hidden order that exists between the world of things and the world of people. In his introduction to the book, author Petr Volf writes: “The photographs’ range of color carries symbolic meanings, and the lights of the visited cities – whether natural, direct, or artificial – become lighthouses which make us feel safe.”

5/2017

# 84 pages, 206 × 244 mm, half cloth binding, transparent PVC foil jacket, BUY

63 BÁRA PRÁŠILOVÁ
CIRCLES
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK

Photographer Bára Prášilová’s first book includes the artist’s photographs created during the last 15 years. The book's editor, Thomas Beachdel, characterizes her work as "images of wonder" teetering on the edge of beauty and strangeness, reality and fantasy, tenderness and violence, which are all rooted in the artist's sense of the absurd. This visual artist's imaginative photographs are created as carefully planned productions which are based on sketches and include props that she designs and often makes herself. They express her desire to bring the world of dreams and illusions into tangible reality. In her work, for which she has won numerous international awards, we can find a number of motifs that are obsessively repeated not only in her photographs, but also in her videos and objects.

06/2022

🏅The Most Beautiful Czech Books 2022 Shortlist
🏅The Best Czech Photography Book Award 2022 - 1st

# 96 pages, 310 × 245 mm, hardcover, swiss binding, BUY