Galerie Rudolfinum

Only The Good Ones: The Snapshot Aesthetic Revisited

24. 1. 2014 – 6. 4. 2014
large gallery
Curator: Michal Nanoru

The exhibition explores the extensive influence of the snapshot on variety of practitioners working in photography throughout the 20th Century and beyond, with particular focus on the last 25 years.

about the exhibition

The snapshot – a spontaneous capturing of a banal moment, minimally directed and with little regard for artistic or journalistic convention, full of red-eyes, severed heads, leaky shutters and drugstore hyper-saturation – forms a fundamental part of the photographic production throughout the 20th Century and today proliferates globally on social media. The exhibition tells the history of the snapshot aesthetic as a story of the provocative intimacy of a diary, the poetry of everyday life and the fast and catchy undercurrent of the street, periodically revitalizing rigid artistic and commercial practice with the primitive force of an unpremeditated gesture. Absurdity of the trivial, sex, parties, adolescent injuries, naivety, night swimming, intense feelings of now, houseplants, life in the media and through the media: the snapshot is the rock 'n’ roll of photography.

The exhibition features more than 200 works by, among others, Nobuyoshi Araki, Tim Barber, Richard Billingham, Mike Brodie, William Christenberry, Larry Clark, Barbara Crane, Bill Dane, Corinne Day, William Eggleston, JH Engström, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Luigi Ghirri, Nan Goldin, Jacob Holdt, Jerry Hsu, William Klein, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Ari Marcopoulos, Ryan McGinley, Joel Meyerowitz, Slava Mogutin, Daido Moriyama, Mark Morrisroe, Ed Panar, Tod Papageorge, Walter Pfeiffer, Jack Pierson, Stephen Shore, Dash Snow, Joel Sternfeld, Gus Van Sant, Jürgen Teller, Andy Warhol, Henry Wessel or Garry Winogrand.

The exhibition is curated by Michal Nanoru, who is also the author of a fully illustrated catalogue published by Galerie Rudolfinum.

video trailer

video trailer

exhibition catalogue

exhibition catalogue

A richly-illustrated catalogue will be published alongside the exhibition, which will include essays by Michal Nanoru, exhibition curator.

tickets

tickets

Full 130 CZK
Reduced 80 CZK

Ticket is valid for one re-entry to the event.

partners

partners

General partner of the gallery
J&T Banka

Partner of exhibition
US Embassy

Main media partner
Lidové noviny, lidovky.cz

Media Partners
Rádio 1, Art+antiques, ArtMap, Metropolis

exhibition guide only the good ones

exhibition guide only the good ones

You can download the exhibition guide!

attachments

attachments

reproductions

reproductions

William Eggleston, Untitled (Wires and Lightbulb,Santa Monica Pier) from The Los Alamos Portfolio, 1965-1974, Dye-transfer print, © Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York
William Eggleston, Untitled (Wires and Lightbulb,Santa Monica Pier) from The Los Alamos Portfolio, 1965-1974, Dye-transfer print, © Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York
Nobuyoshi Araki, Sentimental Journey, 50 x 65 cm, 1971, © Courtesy Museum der Moderne Salzburg/Österreichische Fotogalerie, © Nobuyoshi Araki
Nobuyoshi Araki, Sentimental Journey, 50 x 65 cm, 1971, © Courtesy Museum der Moderne Salzburg/Österreichische Fotogalerie, © Nobuyoshi Araki
Stehpen Shore, Springfield, Illinois, July, 1972, chromogenic color print, 12.7 x 19.1 cm, © Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York
Stehpen Shore, Springfield, Illinois, July, 1972, chromogenic color print, 12.7 x 19.1 cm, © Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York
Bill Dane, San Diego, 1972
Bill Dane, San Diego, 1972
Larry Clark, Teenage Lust, 1972-1973/1974, silbergelatine, 27.7 x 35.4 cm, © Haus der Photographie / Sammlung F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg
Larry Clark, Teenage Lust, 1972-1973/1974, silbergelatine, 27.7 x 35.4 cm, © Haus der Photographie / Sammlung F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg
Joel Sternfeld, Location unknown, 1976, print 2010, pigment print, edition of 5 and 2 artist’s proofs, © Courtesy of the artist & Luhring Augustine, New York
Joel Sternfeld, Location unknown, 1976, print 2010, pigment print, edition of 5 and 2 artist’s proofs, © Courtesy of the artist & Luhring Augustine, New York
Barbara Crane, Private Views, 1980-1984, polaroid, © Courtesy Barbara Crane Studio and Stephen Daiter Gallery
Barbara Crane, Private Views, 1980-1984, polaroid, © Courtesy Barbara Crane Studio and Stephen Daiter Gallery
Mark Morrisroe, Untitled, ca. 1988, C-print, negative sandwich, 50.5 x 40.5 cm , © The Estate of Mark Morrisroe (Ringier Collection) at Fotomuseum Winterthur
Mark Morrisroe, Untitled, ca. 1988, C-print, negative sandwich, 50.5 x 40.5 cm , © The Estate of Mark Morrisroe (Ringier Collection) at Fotomuseum Winterthur
Corinne Day, Kate 1990, 2006, black & white bromide print, edition 1/10 + 2 AP, 45.7 x 29.8 cm, © Courtesy of the Estate of Corinne Day and Gimpel Fils
Corinne Day, Kate 1990, 2006, black & white bromide print, edition 1/10 + 2 AP, 45.7 x 29.8 cm, © Courtesy of the Estate of Corinne Day and Gimpel Fils
Richard Billingham, Untitled, 1994, © Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Richard Billingham, Untitled, 1994, © Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Mike Brodie, #5186, From the series A Period of Juvenile Prosperity, 2006-2009, © Courtesy of the artist, Yossi Milo Gallery / M+B Gallery
Mike Brodie, #5186, From the series A Period of Juvenile Prosperity, 2006-2009, © Courtesy of the artist, Yossi Milo Gallery / M+B Gallery
Ryan McGinley, Night Sky (Pine), 2010, C-Print, 290.5 x 190.2 cm , © Copyright the artist, Courtesy Team Gallery, New York and Alison Jacques Gallery, London
Ryan McGinley, Night Sky (Pine), 2010, C-Print, 290.5 x 190.2 cm , © Copyright the artist, Courtesy Team Gallery, New York and Alison Jacques Gallery, London
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