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“Aimless Walk Reprise,” New Photography by Michael Borek

September 4, 2018 - October 14, 2018

MEG presents new photography of Michael Borek taken in his native Czech Republic.  Over the last ten years, Borek returned to photograph the blue-collar neighborhood in Prague where he grew up. This area seemed to resist the changes of modern times. However, several years ago, developers embarked on a new construction of luxurious condos there. This project combines images of the old dilapidated neighborhood, hints of the emerging construction, and posters of developer-rendered idealizations of the “happy future.” However, these posters themselves are not immune to the ravages of time, and sometimes it is hard to recognize what is a depiction of reality and what is a depiction of a depiction of reality. This project visually retraces the dream-like reality of a seemingly aimless walk, where it is impossible to distinguish among the past, the present, and the future.


September 4, 2018
October 14, 2018


Studio 312 – Multiple Exposures Gallery

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