The movement of a human body, private and public space, the representation of a piece of art - the subjects of this selection from the contemporary Czech stage photography reflect both aesthetically precise and constructed images as well as spontaneous snapshots, stolen in action.
On the basis of common themes, the exhibition compares contemporary trends in the genre along with fragments of work of several personalities of the Czech stage photography from the 20th and 21st centuries.
The exhibited photographs were part of the last two editions of the Stage photography competition organized by the Arts and Theatre Institute. The historical photographs are borrowed from the collection of the same institution.
The exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Arts and Theatre Institute in Prague.
Czech Centre Paris
The Czech Centre Paris is one of the 22 Czech centres across the world, whose mission is to promote Czech culture under all its forms. The history of its Paris seat situated at 18 Rue Bonaparte carries a great symbolic value: it is where the Czech national council, the foundation of the future Czechoslovak government, was founded in 1916. Since its opening in 1997, the Czech Centre Paris has been offering a number of cultural events every year in one of the most famous quarters of the French capital. It is a privileged place of welcome and exchange between France and the Czech Republic, where all forms of artistic expression coexist: arts, design, music, literature, cinema, theatre, as well as the Czech language courses.