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Program

Jun 12, 2008 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Graceful Cities – Graceful Zlín

Screening of a Short Film: The Graceful Cities – Graceful Zlín. Exhibition: Antonín Horák – Photographer of the Town of Zlín. Reception & Screening: Thursday, June 12, 7 pm Prague Kolektiv, 143 Front Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn.


Screening of a Short Film:
The Graceful Cities – Graceful Zl
ín
(Šumná města – Šumný Zlín)

Exhibition:
Antonín Horák – Photographer of the Town of Zlín

Reception
& Screening:
Thursday, June 12, 7 pm
Prague Kolektiv, 143 Front Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn


 

“The Graceful Cities – Graceful Zlín” 1999, 22 min.

Šumná města – The Graceful Cities is a series of documentary films introducing the architecture of Czech towns in an unconventional way.

Directed by Radovan Lipus, written by David Vavra and Radovan Lipus. Graceful Zlin will intrduce the architeture of the town of Zlin. More info about the project: www.sumnamesta.cz

Prague Kolektiv is also pleased to show the photography of Antonín Horák - Photographer

of the Town of Zlín. Antonín Horák was born in 1918. In 1935 he entered the Zlín Studios (Zlínské ateliéry) and worked there alongside photographers and cameramen including Alexandr Hackenschmied, Jan Lukas and Karel Ludwig. In 1936 he assisted Josef Sudek on the photographing of the Bata Works. He co-operated

as a cameraman with Karel Zeman and Hermína Týrlová. In the photographic work of Antonín Horák we can find the influence of pictorialism, new materialism and also surrealism.

 

Nudes, landscapes and portraits from the thirties to the fifties will be displayed.

„Horák‘s photographic pictures of Zlín in the thirties and forties are splendid and artistically perfect, works exceptional in their atmosphere. From everyday rainy moments of Zlín he created poetical magic, a beautiful experience… His photographic portraits of the thirties belong to the pinnacles of the period portrait culture of Czech

photography.“ - Pavel Dias, text from the catalogue Antonín Horák - Photographer

of the Town of Zlín.

www.praguekolektiv.com

Zlín in New York is the most extensive resentation of a single region of the Czech Republic in New York. The project aims to present the city of Zlín in several New York galleries and venues, accentuating Zlín’s history, architecture, design, fashion, film education, tourism, and business.The exhibit is coordinated by the Czech Center

New York and has been jointly created and sponsored by the Zlín City Hall and Thomas Bata University.

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Jun 12, 2008 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Organizer:

České centrum


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