Duration:Mar. 23, 2023 - Oct. 16, 2023
Curator:Russell Ferguson
Text by:Kunsthalle Praha
Address:Kunsthalle Praha, Klárov 5, Malá Strana, Prague, 118 00

23. 9. 2023, 16.00 a 24. 9. 2023, 16.00

Guided tour of the exhibition BOHEMIA: History of an Idea, 1950–2000 

Two galleries, thirty-nine artists, seventy-seven works. We’ll take you through a major international exhibition on bohemianism in life and art. Why does bohemianism, the idea of detaching from social norms and giving oneself to art despite all the hardships it entails, continue to resonate with us today?

For more than one hundred years, Paris remained the global center of bohemian life. This exhibition conveys new insights into the notion of bohemia as it developed from the end of World War II to the end of the twentieth century across multiple places, including Paris, New York, London, San Francisco, Vancouver, Tehran, Zagreb, Prague, and Beijing. In addition to chronologically examining some of bohemia’s most emblematic scenes, it also looks at both the differences and the continuities that mark various manifestations of the movement, taking visitors on a journey through centers of bohemian life and communities of people who choose to live outside of mainstream values, creating their own artistic subcultures. 

VYSTAVUJÍCÍ / EXHIBITORS: Neville D’Almeida a Hélio Oiticica, Roy Arden, David Bailey, Alvin Baltrop, Bill Brandt, Trisha Brown, Rudy Burckhardt, John Deakin, Stan Douglas, Ed van der Elsken, Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie, William Gedney, Nan Goldin, Tomislav Gotovac, Bob Gruen, Richard Hamilton, Peter Hujar, Libuše Jarcovjáková, Jess, Patricia Jordan, Jules Kirschenbaum, Jorge Lewinski, Fred W. McDarrah, Babette Mangolte, Alice Neel, Gabriel Orozco, Bill Owens, RongRong, Ken Russell, Bijan Saffari, Joan Semmel, Anita Steckel, Thomas Struth, Edmund Teske, Wolfgang Tillmans, Wang Jin, David Wojnarowicz, Martin Wong, Zhang Huan 

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