Oskar Helcel a Martin Netočný: Houses of Culture
10. 10 – 10. 11. 2019
opening: 9. 10. 2019
curator: Michaela Janečková
the exhibition takes place within the Fotograf Festival
The complex network of houses of culture built between 1948 and 1989 in the former Czechoslovakia has not been mapped in the context of the Czech art scene yet. Oskar Helcel and Martin Netočný's long-standing project aims to anchor this phenomenon, using urban sociology as a visual probe balancing on the edge of an educational and authorial approach. The main pillar of the exhibition is the authors' photographic documentation of the current state of houses of culture built between 1948 and 1989. Their documentary approach includes the level of subjective visual interpretation, but at the same time, it also creates a map of the houses of culture through the prism of image typology, using the information value included in each frame. The authors strive to cover the area of houses of culture in the context of the post-socialist transformation as broadly as possible.
The exhibition program of the CCA is possible through the kind support of Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Prague City Council, State Fund of Culture of the Czech Republic, City District Prague 7