Multiple Exposures Gallery Presents Michael Borek Aimless Walk Reprise

By Editorial Team on September 13, 2018
Courtesy of Michael Borek.
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Opening Reception: Sunday, September 16 from 2pm to 4pm
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This exhibition presents 22 photographs taken by Michael Borek in his native Czech Republic. Over the last ten years, he continued to return to photograph an old 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.

Gallery Hours:

  • Daily 10 am – 5 pm,
  • Thursdays 2 pm – 8 pm

To view the show, visit Multiple Exposures Gallery in Studio 312 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.