The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a new music session where artist Bill Harris will host an experimental electronic dance night as part of our First Thursday series. Through this new series of late openings, the gallery becomes a space for hosting unexpected, experimental practices across multiple artforms from live music and expanded cinema […]
Dr Jana van der Ziel Fischerova
Cultural Censorship in Czechoslovakia
The photographer Josef Sudek is mainly associated with the city of Prague, but some of his most striking works were taken in nearby suburban, rural or industrial areas where he made elegant use of the panoramic format. In the late 1950s he travelled frequently to the Most Basin in North Bohemia, an area where the countryside had been deeply altered by lignite mining. Over the next few years, he amassed a body of work that he hoped to publish in a book titled Northern Landscape, however, the effort was suppressed by a local faction of the Communist Party. Though it is unlikely that his intentions were political, his uncompromising views of the reshaped terrain were viewed as ideologically unsuitable.
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