Cafe



OPENING HOURS:

Monday – Friday:
10 am – 9 pm
Saturday + Sunday / Public holidays:
2 pm – 8 pm

Capacity: 30 seats, Wi-Fi in all areas of the Leica Gallery Café. 
We accept credit cards.
The café as well as the gallery can be rent for private or corporate events. 

Contact: Alice Jurasova, Café Manager.

The interior of the café is completed by photographic exhibitions of young artists and large bookshop focused on photographic books.



We prepare various types of coffee ranging from espresso, cappuccino or caffe latte to eis caffe and frappe from Italian quality coffee Cosmai Caffé. Menu of our hot drinks completes a big selection of looses tea by Coccole company and natural thing is also tea from fresh ginger. Our specialities are Matcha té, Matcha latte and Chai latte. From our cold drinks we recommend homemade Leica lemonade, orange fresh juice or Bio homemade lemonades.

If you would like to taste a glass of wine, you can enjoy our quality Czech wine from Kubík winery or prime-quality French wine from Gayda winery. Not at least we recommend also our mixed drinks, above all Hugo Spritz, Aperol Spritz or Campari tonic. To see all beverages please folow this link.

If you are hungry during your stay in our café, you can choose from daily offer of cakes, homemade quiche or toasted panini with salad. You will find our menu here.

PRESENTATION OF PHOTOGRAPHS IN LEICA GALLERY CAFE

HITOMI SATÓ: Mosaic of feelings

30 | 10 | 2018 – 07 | 01 | 2019

A photographic exhibition by Japanese photographer Hitomi Satō subjectively captures vanishing situations      in Tokyo, New York, Havana and Stockholm. Thirteen photographs are just a small example of her work, yet this collection is a personal testimony of the world around her. Her Japanese approach to photography is visible     on several levels. We Europeans try to fill up and smooth over the space in a photograph to make it holistic and perfect. Japanese culture, which is also affected by Zen Buddhism, often leaves works unfinished to let a person fantasise. This is also obvious in the history of Japanese photography, in which some documentary photography leaned towards subjectivity already in the 1960s. Works by photographers such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Takuma Nakahira, Daidō Moriyama and Yutaka Takanashi, who are also known in our country, had a great impact on   the development of next-generation Japanese photography. It was certainly also thanks to the samizdat magazine Provoke, which was published by Moriyama and Takanashi between 1968 and 1970. 

Similarly to these photographers, Hitomi Satō breaks the basic photography rules, for instance, by not adhering to traditional composition, by mirroring space and creating original depictions of a non-existing reality, and by deliberately shifting how colours are rendered and using excessive saturation. The chaos in the exhibited photographs is only implied. An intimate shot of an unmade bed, a view of the night sky from a window, and vivid street situations make up “Hitomi Satō’s Mosaic of Feelin

Daniel Šperl, exhibition curator 

Hitomi Satō

 

Solo exhibitions:

Crossing Prague Leica Store YOKOHAMA (2018)

Crossing Prague Leica Store GINZA (2017)

Layered NY Sony Imaging Gallery (2017)

Iguana Boy Jimbocho Gallery (2017)

Received award from Canon (Honorable Mention – New Cosmos of Photography) (2006)

 

Photographic books: 

Adagios hinpusha

An Iguana, A Family and Places in the Sun Nippon Camera

Layered NY Every Photo Books

Crossing Prague Every Photo Books

 

This exhibition is prepared in co-operation with Embassy of Japan in the Czech Republic.

 

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