When Sudek was using the panoramic 10 × 30 cm format, he needed absolute darkness for inputting the film into the camera. He had a custom-made bag fashioned for just this purpose. As we know from the recollections of Jan Strimpl and Jaroslav Kysela, Sudek would sometimes look very funny doing this – he looked like a big cocoon, or like a bear who unintentionally scared passers-by from the bushes. We are very grateful to Jan Strimpl who procured one of these bags for the collection of the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Thank you! Photo © Adéla Kremplová, model: František Hlaváč.
We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition Sudek: Paintings and Reflections (Sudek: Obrazy a odrazy), which will take place on Thursday, 27 June 2019 at 6 pm at the gallery space of the photographer’s former studio (Ateliér Josefa Sudka, Újezd No. 30, Prague 1). The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Sudek Project and curated by Martin Pavlis, one of the project’s team members. The exhibition will be on display until 29 August 2019. The Facebook event is HERE. We are looking forward to seeing you!
The last published text of the late Vojtěch Lahoda, who died in March of 2019, was focused on Josef Sudek. The chapter “Josef Sudek – The Poet with a Camera / Josef Sudek – Básník s fotoaparátem” is part of a major and richly illustrated publication entitled Czech and Slovak Photo Publications, 1918–1989 / České a slovenské fotografické publikace, 1918–1989 (2018), prepared by the editor and collector of photographic books Manfred Heiting, in collaboration with the Steidl publishing house.
In the most recent issue of the journal Umění/Art (2018/5), published by the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, you can read an article by Hana Buddeus entitled Storing and/or Sharing: the Negative in the Commercial Work of Josef Sudek (published in English). The study focuses on the (unfortunately often neglected) phenomenon of the photographic negative, drawing specifically on Sudek’s examples.
Between May 22–24, 2019, the Croatian State Archives will be hosting a conference on conservation entitled Capturing the Past: A Symposium on Photograph Conservation. The Sudek Project will be represented by Kateřina Doležalová who will contribute her lecture entitled "The Sudek Collection From a Conservator's Point of View."
It is with great sadness and grief that we inform you of the death of our dear Professor, PhDr. Vojtěch Lahoda, CSc., the head of the Sudek Project team, our admired teacher, inspiring colleague, and kind friend. He died on 18 March, 2019, one day after the 123rd anniversary of Josef Sudek’s birthday. For more information, please see the press release of the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and our facebook post.
We cordially invite you to the opening night of the final reprise of the traveling exhibition Josef Sudek: The Topography of Ruins. Prague 1945 which will take place on Thursday, 14 March 2019 at 5 pm at the Museum of Architecture in Wrocław, and will be attended by Adéla Kremplová and Martin Pavlis from the Sudek Project team. The guided tour will take place on Friday, 15 March 2019 at 12pm. The exhibition is open until until 5 May, 2019.
We cordially invite you to the launch of the book "A Poetic Geometry: Modern Architecture in the Photographs of Josef Sudek", written by our colleague Mariana Kubištová. The launch will take place on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6 pm in the lecture hall of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Two large photographic exhibitions taking place in Paris – Photo Saint Germain and Paris Photo – have included in their program a reprise of our exhibition Josef Sudek: The Topography of Ruins. Prague 1945, which was prepared in collaboration with the Czech Center in Paris. We cordially invite you to the opening night which will take place on November 6th, 2018 at 7 pm, and on November 7th at 7 pm we will offer a guided tour through the exhibition (it will be in English).