Relics

Exhibition, curator – Pavel Ryška

The installation Relics in the tram Gallery dé offers a representative selection of 1950s relics: fear of the outbreak of war, enthusiasm about new scientific-technological discoveries and indignation at the perverse tastes of certain groups of young people. Newspaper panels for Galery dé were prepared by Pavel Ryška.

Books on Screen

Screening, lecture – Pavel Ryška

At a time when picture magazines and colourful books for the smallest kids fulfilled the requirement for entertaining education, another space in a new media – television – started to open up to narrative images. Book illustrations and picture stories reached film and television screens on both sides of the iron curtain, with divergent starting points leading to very similar solutions.

M+L+K = Joy of Drawing

lecture – Pavel Ryška
Jaroslav Malák (1928–2012) started his career by illustrating tendentious satire and later became a distinguished author with a sense of visual humour. He used it in his vast illustration works, in caricatures and animated films.

Jaroslav Malák’s Drawn Films 2

Screening
Jaroslav Malák's cooperation with directors of animated films lasted almost ten years. It started in 1957 with a propaganda film about the advantages of self-service stores and continued with his significant contribution to the graphic conception of Hofman's My Dozen Fathers (1959) and ended with the famous Incorrectly Drawn Hen (1963) by Jiří Brdečka.

Swamp of Decay Autographed

Screening, lecture – Milan Halousek
The success of the Russian space programme was promoted, not only by technical images and sound recordings, but also by caricatures which better expressed the idea that Soviet scientific triumphs were not only the beginning of the cosmic era of mankind, but at the same time the definitive confirmation of Marx's prophecy about humankind's inevitable evolution towards a communist future.

From Propaganda to Advertising

Screening, lecture – Pavel Ryška
A display of educational and economic propaganda of the 1950s (from printed materials to animated advertising produced by the Studio, featuring animated and puppet films), particularly from the time when the communist regime started to gain the loyalty of the inhabitants through offers of new consumer goods and services, instead of vague promises of a better tomorrow.

Bogeys from Trafo

Screening, lecture – Pavel Ryška
A story about the caricatures of "western" fashion fads and the culturally political campaign against the "false romanticism" of Wild West stories, which was part of the cultural political struggle against nonconformist youth. Yobs and young men dressed in the manner of western gunmen became targets for more than just kind-hearted mockery.

Slideshow Forenoon

Screening, lecture – Pavel Ryška
A narrated screening of fairy-tale slides from the 1950s. Folk-fairy tales were adapted to the requirements of socialistic education. Stories from the Brno poet Zdeněk Kriebel (1911–1989) about a malicious stone, acorns, a feathered fox and about a mechanic's desire to touch the small cloud above a power cable.

Slideshow Afternoon

Presentation of the period projection technique – Pavel Pohorský
Czechoslovak diaprojectors will be will be introduced and presented by Pavel Pohorský – a collector of fairy tale diastrips and diafilms, an initiator of the "Fairy Tales for Children" project and an organizer of public diashows. http://www.pohadkyprodeti.cz/

Song of the Prairie & Death in the Saddle

Screening
A screening of Brdečka and Trnka's gentle parody on cowboy Song of the Prairie (1949) and Jindřich Polák's feature film Death in the Saddle (1958), both of which, in their own unique ways, used the "false romance" of Wild West stories.

After More than 50 Years…

Presentation + discussion
Can the Czechoslovak visual culture of the 1950s serve as a source of inspiration Contemporary Czech and Slovak designers and visual artists Jan Šrámek, Pavel Fuksa, Ján Šicko and Puk-Puk will discuss the relationship between promotional graphics, illustrations and used design of the 1950s.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PAF activities in 2017 have been supported by: The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, State Cinematography Fund, The City of Olomouc, The Olomouc Region and International Visegrad Fund.

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