Exhibition : «Czech fundamental » at Museo di Roma in TrastevereThe exhibition Czech Fundamental is organized by gallery Photo Edition Berlin in collaboration with Museo di Roma in Trastevere and Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia, Rome. The exhibit engages the viewer in a dialogue between old and new - Czech photography from the very beginnings of the avant-garde in the 1920s, to a broad selection of contemporary artists whose works exhibit an individual, authorial or experimental approach to the medium. Featured are photographs fundamental to the development of a specifically Czech vision - Frantisek Drtikol's nudes, Jaroslav Rossler's and Jaromir Funke's contemplative compositions, surreal arrangements by Vaclav Zykmund and Josef Sudek's poetic still-lifes. The exhibition presents Constructivism, Surrealism and New Objectivity from 1920 - 1945. The second section pr...
Jaroslav Rössler Eugen Wiskovsky Jaromir FunkeKOWASA gallery opens the season 2008-2009 with an exhibition that pays tribute to Jaroslav Rössler, Eugen Wiskovský and Jaromír Funke, three of the most distinguished members of the Czech Avant-garde (1920-1960). Four portfolios edited by the Prague House of Photography provide a recollection of the most significant moments in the trajectory of the three photographers.
The photographic genius of Jaroslav Rössler (1902-1990) was rescued from oblivion in the late sixties when his astoundingly early contribution to the history of Czech photography and the panorama of the international avant-garde finally became acknowledged. Forty years earlier, in the twenties, Rössler had been one of the first photographers in contact with the Czech Modernity. But Rössler had also been a key figure in ...