Fotograf Magazine

Michael Borek

Kafka’s friend Max Brod said that the 20th century would one day be known as the “century of Kafka.” I believe that he was right, but only partially. He should not have limited his prediction only to the 20th century. Even though Kafka’s works often convey a certain sense of gloom, his writings are more complex. His characters are trapped, frustrated, and confused. Their world could be described as “surreal,” even though the Surrealist Manifesto wasn’t even written until 1924, the year Kafka died. Which brings me to the story that gave me the idea for the name of this exhibition. It’s a story that I think Kafka would have appreciated.

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#24 seeing is believing