KOUDELKA: INVASION 1968 & ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE BY JAN NĚMEC

By : Národnígalerie v Praze (National Gallery in Prague

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Dukelských hrdinů 47, Prague 7-Holešovice, Czechia
22 Aug, 2018 ( Start )
06 Jan, 2019 ( End )
Opening Hours
- Monday :   Closed
- Tuesday :   10:00 - 18:00
- Wednesday :   10:00 - 18:00
- Thursday :   10:00 - 18:00
- Friday :   10:00 - 18:00
- Saturday :   10:00 - 18:00
- Sunday :   10:00 - 18:00

Description



The photographs Invasion 1968 by Josef Koudelka captured the incursion of the Warsaw Pact troops into Prague, a sudden catastrophe that had a major impact on the fate of our country’s inhabitants. Although he had never engaged in reportages, the pictures he took during several dramatic days in August have become a symbol of the national tragedy and, more broadly, of any military oppression and fight for freedom. His series of photographs has entered the canon of classic post-war reportage photography. The exhibition and spatial video installation of Josef Koudelka and his work and the archival footage by film director Jan Němec are displayed on the occasion of the 50thanniversary of the invasion; they are based on the eponymous book, which has been published in twelve languages.