Galerie Rudolfinum

Thus spoke LaChapelle

7. 12. 2011 – 26. 2. 2012
large gallery
Curator: Otto M. Urban

Galerie Rudolfinum presents photography exhibition of American photographer David LaChapelle, which includes a representative overview of the most important periods and milestones of his work.

about the exhibition

The American photographer and artist David LaChapelle (b. 1963) has ranked among the world’s most eminent photographers since the mid-1990s. His work has exerted an influence on dozens of other artists and over time, LaChapelle has evolved a style entirely his own, one which is recognizable at first glance. In the context of his exhibitions, the present show, entitled Thus Spoke LaChapelle and held at Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague, occupies a unique place. It is the first fully representative retrospective of his work, as it includes also his early works from the mid-1980s. His early photographs are only shown rarely, and the Prague exhibition is the first to present them in the context of the artist’s oeuvre thus far. The exhibition presents an extensive selection of LaChapelle’s work (109), surveying all of the seminal phases of his creative career. Still, the emphasis is largely on work created in recent years, when LaChapelle all but retired from fashion and advertisement commissions in order to revisit his artistic premises and independent work. The present exhibition includes all major works from this stage of his career, including the monumental pieces The Deluge (2006) and The Raft of Illusion Raging Towards Truth (2011).

Exhibition is prepared in co-operation with Pavleye Art and Culture agency.
Main partner of the Exhibition is J&T BANK.

tickets

tickets

Thus spoke LaChapelle

Full ticket: CZK 130
Reduced ticket: CZK 80

School group with teacher (Galerie Rudolfinum): CZK 30 / person

partners

partners

Main Partner of the Exhibition
J&T BANKA

Partners of the Exhibition
buddha-bar, buddha-bar hotel

Main Media Partner
Lidové noviny, lidovky.cz

Media Partners of the Exhibition
Bigmedia, Radio 1, Reflex, VICE

With support
U.S. Embassy, Praha

Graphic design / Studio Najbrt

Production /
Fred Torres Collaborations: Fred Torres, Patrick Toolan, Giuliano Argenziano, Costanza Musumeci, Rachel Kurjakovic, Vickie Arndt, Drew Dawson, Casey Lee Wanlass, Steven Pranica, Jordie Turner, Roberto J. Cardenas
Pavleye Art and Culture: Alena Kondášová, Jozef Pavleye, Milosh Harajda

Administration / Radka Kareisová
Production / David Korecký
Promotion / Klára Derzsiová
Accompanying programs / Marian Pliska
Assistant / Šárka Komedová
Editor / Zuzana Kosařová

Installation and Lighting / David Webr

The exhibition is held under the auspices of Mayor of Prague, doc. MUDr. Bohuslav Svoboda, CSc.

educational program for schools

educational program for schools

Educational Program for Schools, prepared jointly by Galerie Rudolfinum in collaboration with the Faculty of Art and Design (Curatorial studies) and the Faculty of Education (Department of Visual Culture) of the J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, and the Faculty of Education of Charles University (Art Education Department).

For more info contact Lecture Department:
Mr. Marian Pliska
T +420 227 059 346
pliska@rudolfinum.org

publications

publications

attachments

attachments

reproductions

reproductions

David LaChapelle: Archangel Gabriel 2, 1986, original Cibachrome print, © David LaChapelle, courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations
David LaChapelle: Archangel Gabriel 2, 1986, original Cibachrome print, © David LaChapelle, courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations
David LaChapelle: Uma Thurman - You Can‘t Leave Now, C-print, 1997, © David LaChapelle, courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations
David LaChapelle: Uma Thurman - You Can‘t Leave Now, C-print, 1997, © David LaChapelle, courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations
David LaChapelle: Awakened - Jesse, C-print , 2007, © David LaChapelle, courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations
David LaChapelle: Awakened - Jesse, C-print , 2007, © David LaChapelle, courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations
David LaChapelle: Amanda Lepore - Amanda Lepore: Addicted to Diamonds, C-print , 1997 , © David LaChapelle, courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations
David LaChapelle: Amanda Lepore - Amanda Lepore: Addicted to Diamonds, C-print , 1997 , © David LaChapelle, courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations
David LaChapelle: The Last Supper, 2003, C-print, © David LaChapelle, courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations
David LaChapelle: The Last Supper, 2003, C-print, © David LaChapelle, courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations
David LaChapelle: Angels, Saints and Martyrs 3, original fiber based black and white print, 1984, © David LaChapelle, courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations
David LaChapelle: Angels, Saints and Martyrs 3, original fiber based black and white print, 1984, © David LaChapelle, courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations
David LaChapelle: Double Date, C-print, 2006, © David LaChapelle, courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations
David LaChapelle: Double Date, C-print, 2006, © David LaChapelle, courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations

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