If his name is often associated with graphic design, Vladimir Ambroz is also a photographer. After the Prague Spring, at the end of the 1970s, the artist captured conceptual and political images of his city Brno, in Czech Republic. The Prague City Gallery – House of Photography is dedicating an exhibition to this artist who, for a few years, played with boundaries, blurring them to transform life and art. Today, the political tensions changed but his existential interrogations still exist. What is the relationship between civilisation and politics ? What is our identity ? What is a free society ? “He did not just want to document the actions taken, he wanted to create an image bearing sense”, exhibition curator Tomás Pospiszyl explains. Arranged by the artist himself, Vadimir Ambroz: Actions displays modern prints, obtained from old negatives, along with videos of his performances.
© Vladimír Ambroz
Prague City Gallery – House of Photography – Revoluční 1006/5, 110 00 Staré Město