With Viktor Kolár (*1941 in Ostrava), the Sprengel Museum in Hanover is presenting the first exhibition in Germany of works by one of the Czech Republic's most outstanding, contemporary photographers. Around 60 pictures taken over five decades, lead the viewer into a body of work where documentary and poetic aspects correspond with each other in an exceptional manner.
The centre of Kolár's creativity and his main motif was and still remains his home town, Ostrava. The son of a photographer and film maker, it was here that Kolár began taking pictures in the fifties. After spending five years abroad, he returned to the Moravian industrial town on the Oder: between 1968 and 1973, in reaction to the invasion of the Warsaw Pact, he had lived and worked in Canada and the United States, as a miner, a photo laboratory assistant and a photographer.
Further information at: Sprengel Museum