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House of Art
TUES–SUN 10:00–18:00

RUTH ORKIN / A Photo Spirit

6. 3. – 12. 5. 2024
The exhibition patrons are Lucie Baránková Vilamová, the Deputy Mayor of Ostrava, Lukáš Curylo, the Deputy Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region, and the Prague Embassy of the USA.
The project is financially supported by the City of Ostrava and Ministry of Culture.

The opening will take place on Tuesday 5 March at 5 p.m.
The guided tour and discussion with curator Nadine Barth will take place 25 April at 2 p.m. Only in Czech. Only In Czech. Booking advance is necessary HERE

Ruth Orkin’s first solo exhibition in the Czech Republic presents the work of this renowned New York photographer who became known for her portraits of famous Hollywood actors and other important American figures of the 1950s. Orkin’s photography offers a distinctly female perspective; she depicts post-war American society and attitudes to life in a society on the rise, including the emergence of new roles for women beyond those of homemaker and mother. Ruth Orkin is one of the few professional female photographers from the 1940s and 50s who published her work in major newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, Life and Look. Her photographs also formed part of the legendary 1955 MOMA exhibition The Family of Man. This exhibition is held in conjunction with f3 – freiraum für fotografie. 
Curated by Nadine Barth (@barthouse projects) and Katharina Mouratidi (Artistic Director f3 – freiraum für fotografie).

Katharina Mouratidi

Curators: Nadine Barth (@barthouse projects) and Katharina Mouratidi (Artistic Director f3 – freiraum für fotografie)
Text: Katharina Mouratidi
Translation: Christopher Hopkinson
Graphic design: Katarína Jamrišková
Promotion: Jana Malášek Šrubařová, Magdaléna Staňková
Educational programmes: Zuzana Grulichová, Jana Sedláková

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