4. 5. 19:00 / U1, FAMU, Lažanský palác, Smetanovo nábřeží 2
Filip Suchomel – Photography in the Far East at Point Zero: Beginnings of New Media in China and Japan in the middle of the 19th Century
The lecture will present the beginnings of photography in the Far East and its gradual establishment as an important instrument of knowledge about Far East societies. It will focus not only on photography intended for foreign subscribers, who were primarily Europeans and Americans coming to the Far East for business, entertainment and as travellers, but also on the first pieces of domestic artists who in their work linked local traditions of contemplation with principles imported from the West.
PhDr. Filip Suchomel, Ph.D. is an art historian and Japanologist. His professional practice has been long devoted to a study of the Japanese and Chinese use of art, graphics, photography and the influence of Far Eastern art on European culture from the 16th century to the present.