6. 5. 2011 - 12. 6. 2011
The Leica Gallery Prague prepared an unusual presentation of Jiří Turek photographs in the free space named cityLAB.
The European metropolises are presented in big enlargements on all sorts of areas right in the streets of the capital of Prague. In this way, the town districts “transform” into individual metropolises of Europe. For example Kampa become Venice, Old Town is going to be Paris… The towns are depicted in an emotive way by Turek´s own pencil. The photos have a strong emotive charge capturing the atmosphere and inhabitants of the world metropolises. They renounce mere mapping of typical places and buildings, they get rid of usual clichés.
The photos were accompanied by extracts from selected proses of individual states in their own language, in Czech and English in parallel. The interconnection of word and picture was supposed to bring near the diversity of cultures of the individual states as much as possible.
The exhibition in the public space was accompanied by 2 exhibitions in stone buildings – the first one in the domiciliary Leica Gallery Prague in Školská ulice 28 and the second one on the exhibition premises of the Czech Centres in Rytířská ulice.
JIŘÍ TUREK is represented by Leica Gallery Prague. More about him can be found under the reference Photographers.
Curator of the exhibition:
Duration of the exhibition in the free space:
up to July 15 2011
Where can you find Jiří Turek’s photographs in the free space:
Prague 1, Loretánská street – photos of Prague
Prague 1, Dvořákovo nábřeží (embankment) – photos of Paris
Prague 1, Alšovo nábřeží (embankment) – photos of Lisbon
Prague 1, Malostranské nábřeží (embankment) – photos of Rome, Venice, Firenze
Prague 1, U starého hřbitova – photos of Krakow
Prague 1, Nový Svět – photos of Barcelona
Prague 2, Náměstí Míru – photos of Vienna
Prague 2, Tylovo náměstí – photos of London
Prague 2, Rašínovo nábřeží (embankment) – photos of Hamburg
Prague 3, Žižkovský tunel – photos of Berlin
Prague 4, park at the Prague Congress Centre – photos of St.Petersburg
Prague 7, Jankovcova street – photos of Amsterdam
The CityLAB project is supported by partners: TV Prima, Rádio Impuls (media partners) and Czech Centres, Eunic, Česká Pojišťovna, Eclipse, MarkSimon, České dráhy, Jewish Museum in Prague, Správa Náplavky. The project is under the aegis of Foreign Secretary Karel Schwarzenberg, Minister of Culture of the CR Jiří Besser, Councillor of the Capital of Prague for the sphere of culture and tourist trade Lukáš Kaucký, and mayors of town districts of the capital – Oldřich Lomecký (Prague 1), Ing. Jiří Paluska (Prague 2), Ing. Vladislava Hujová (Prague 3), Ing. Pavel Horálek (Prague 4), Marek Ječmének (Prague 7). The partner of outdoor exhibition is the Capital of Prague.