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Flickers of Freedom, or The Late ‘80s in the Photographs of Miloš Fikejz

  • Where: Lucerna Gallery, Štěpánská 61, Praha 1
  • When: April 24, 2019, 17:00 – 21:00

Ceremonial exhibition launch.

Reportage photography from a 1988 festival in Lipnice where Václav Havel appeared in public for the first time in 19 long years. Portraits of artists ostracised by the regime (Ivan Klíma, Vlasta Chramostová, Pavel Juráček). Photographic documentation of an interview given by Václav Havel to the “underground” Lidové noviny and the “Sand Pit” action organised by the pranksterish Society for a Merrier Present. The atmosphere of November 1989 in the streets of Prague. The theatres strike. Following the path of the “Havel to the Castle” poster – today quite iconic – that was made from a photograph by Miloš Fikejz…

This exhibition in honour of the late film journalist, encyclopaedist and photographer Miloš Fikejz (1959–2019) has been organised by the Václav Havel Library in cooperation with Galerie Lucerna. It runs until 22 May 2019.


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