Sweat, Tears, La Putyka – Exhibition

From 9. 12. 2022 till 28. 2. 2023 you can visit a exhibition of three photographers from the 400 ASA association, Karel Cudlín, Jan Dobrovský and Jan Mihaliček, who documented the struggle of the La Putyka circus ensemble during covid lockdowns. A record of the life of a circus that found itself without its spectators is forwarded by Jakub Železný’s text.

During a time that was almost liquidating for many cultural industries, the actors of the La Putyka circus company decided to continue their activities. Despite strict anti-covid measures that banned the gathering of people – and therefore made it completely impossible to visit theatres, cinemas and circuses – Prague’s modern circus La Putyka continued their programme and experimented with show formats. For example, the actors performed in the window displays of Prague’s shops, prepared a live program for public address sysetems in the Czech countryside, or streamed the performance of one actor, who was continuously on stage for 24 hours. 400 ASA photographers followed these experiments for a year.
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