The exhibition features a selection of 130 works spanning the totality of Sudek’s career, from 1920 to 1976, and allows the public to examine the extent to which his photography was a reflection of his personal relationship to the surrounding world.
On display are works that are the result of Sudek’s photographic experiments carried out within the privacy of his own studio, images of the garden seen from his window, and photographs of adventures further afield. The artist enjoyed meandering through the streets of Prague and its surrounding suburbs, and made frequent excursions to the nearby countryside.
The Intimate World of Josef Sudek
7th June through 25th September 2016
5th June 2016
Jeu de Paume
1 Place de la Concorde
RSVP +33 1 47 03 12 50
Bus 24, 42, 72, 73, 84, 94
- Vladimír Birgus (Director of the Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University, Opava)
- Ian Jeffrey (Art Historian)
- Ann Thomas (Curator of Photography, The Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa).
Sudek’s enduring fascination with light, and its absence, is at the root of some of the most haunting photographs of the twentieth century. Nature, architecture, streets and objects are magnified by his sensitivity and mastery of the effects of light, contrasting with the impenetrable cloak of darkness.