Josef Koudelka / Returning
Museum of Decorative Arts (Uměleckoprůmyslové museum), 17. listopadu 2, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00
- Thu 22. 3. 2018 – Sun 23. 9. 2018
The retrospective exhibition commemorates the 80th birthday of the distinguished Czech photographer and provides a cross/section of his entire oeuvre. About 400 works which he donated to this museum form the backbone of the exhibition. Complementing it will be loans from the Magnum Photo agency hand-picked by the photographer and curator Irena Šorfová. Prominently featured will be photos of the August 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia, along with original pictures and documentary materials from Josef Koudelka’s archive.
Two books are going to be published in Czech and English – one a catalogue of Koudelka’s donated works, the other presenting a few selected series from the exhibition, essays and a biography of the artist.