Duration: January 27 – April 29, 2018
Opening: Fri, January 26, 2018, 7pm
INTERNATIONAL SPECIALISTS FEATURING UPCOMING TALENTS
Jan Brykczynski, Hana Connor & Filip Jandourek, Krystyna Dul, Anna Grzelewska, Zuzana Halánová, Jan Langer, Daniel Poláček, Kama Rokicka, Katarzyna Sagatowska, Tomasz Tyndyk, Zuzana Veselá and Tereza Vlčková
Next to the exhibition of Jaromír Funke the FFF presents the second exhibition “OPAVA SCHOOL. Close-Up” taking place at the same time to feature contemporary tendencies from the Czech Republic. On display are images of the photographers at the renowned Institute of Creative Photography (Institut tvůrčí fotografie) at the Silesian University Opava, Czech Republic. The photographs focus on existential moments: privacy, relationships, inner reflection. The topics of the young generation are highly personal and show a high regard for experimentation. Forty percent of the students come from abroad and quickly find international recognition.
The exhibition “OPAVA SCHOOL. Close-Up” is part of the FFF events Photography Players. International specialists featuring upcoming talents. The format focuses on current international projects and ideas about the medium as well as different, young and fresh talents. In dialogue with each other, the two exhibitions “OPAVA SCHOOL. Close-Up” and “Jaromír Funke. Avant-garde Photographer” show affinities between visionaries of the Avant-garde.
The exhibition “OPAVA SCHOOL. Close-Up” was curated by Vladimír Birgus, who is lecturer at the Institute of creative Photography, and Celina Lunsford, Artistic Director of the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt.