A career-spanning retrospective of Josef Koudelka’s work opens in the city he exiled himself from decades ago
This retrospective exhibition commemorates the 80th birthday of the distinguished Czech photographer and provides a cross-section of his entire oeuvre. About 400 works that Josef Koudelka donated to this museum will form the backbone of the exhibition.
Complementing the selection will be picture loans from the Magnum Photo agency, hand-picked by the photographer and curator Irena Šorfová. Photos of the Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia (August 1968) will be prominently featured, along with original pictures and documentary materials from Josef Koudelka’s archive.
Two books will be published in Czech and English: one a catalog of Koudelka’s donated works; the other presenting a few selected series from the exhibition, essays and a biography of the artist.