Karel Otto Hrubý: Retrospective 7. 3. 2023 – 21. 5. 2023
Curators: Lukáš Bártl, Antonín Dufek, Jana Vránová
Collaboration: Jitka Hlaváčková, Helena Musilová
K. O. Hrubý (* 1916, †1998) was an important figure in contemporary Czech photography, a teacher, a curator and reviewer of exhibitions, an author of literature on photography, and an organiser of lectures, workshops and exhibitions in the field of amateur photography.
The concept of the exhibition is based on the main thematic areas and ideas of the photographic work of K. O. Hrubý. It focuses both on his beginnings, when he followed the traditions of Czech interwar avant-garde photography, and on the main stages of his photographic production, whose thematic scope was very broad.
The exhibition will include live photography, portraits, landscapes, snapshots with motifs from everyday life, photographs of the city in its transformations, theatre photography and staged photography. The selection for the exhibition outlines the development and main stages of K. O. Hrubý in the context of period stylistic trends and also the current social situation.
The exhibition is a follow-up to the exhibition project of the Brno House of Arts. It is not an absolute repetition of that project but a selection adapted specifically for the GHMP exhibition space. It will be supplemented with works that were not exhibited in Brno. The graphic and architectural concept will be the work of Jan Šerých.