Fotograf Magazine

#11 Performance

Performance art is a category regarded as one of the forms of the new conceptual art, which attempted to break down the original notion of art as a special artefact, to tear down its mould of a commercial commodity and to eliminate its physical, decorative function. One of the forms of the concept was action art – the art of performance. Pavlína Morganová will give us a detailed analysis of the relationship between photography and performance art in her theoretical essay. We will attempt to look at this relationship purely from the point of view of photography and will make a few comments on the gradual changes in the relationship of photography and other art forms, and its notable emancipation in the last twenty years.

#11 Performance — Portfolios

Jiří Kovanda

(11 May 1976, Prague, Strelecky ostrov – 10 March 2007, London, Tate Modern) 

When the theoretician Pavlína Morganová from the Science Workshop of the Academy of the Arts in Prague was preparing her project to map out the Czech contemporary art scene, she had no idea what reaction it would have…

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#11 Performance — Portfolios

Ulay

There was big retrospective of your work in September 2000 – Performing Light – what was the idea behind it to invite different curators from different countries? What their selection have taught you about your work? Does it differ according to their nationality? 

The exhibition you refer to was held at the Foundation De Appel in Amsterdam…

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#11 Performance — Profiles

Kateřina Šedá

It was the evening. I got off in Líšeň at the ‘U Setinku’ stop and walked towards our house. 

After a few steps I heard voices coming from my favourite garden. Here you could always see variety of vegetables planted in neat rows, every year with different colours and types of flowers, different arrangements of flowerbeds…

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#11 Performance — Profiles

Martin Zet

To believe in the journey towards the Why.

To reject studies, knowledge, the familiar.

To stand quietly.

Handy hands at hand.

27 July 1995, Petrovice u Sedlčan

It was not so long ago that Martin Zet’s primary school-aged daughter asked him how she should answer the question: “What does your dad do?” I would assume that the subject of this query advised his daughter to write in her homework assignment that her father is a sculptor, but apparently even he hesitated a bit…

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#11 Performance — Portfolios

Irwin

Irwin’s project called Like to Like (2003–2004) consists of six largescale color photographs presenting actions and projects in landscape. For anyone familiar with Slovene art after 1945, the images are easily recognizable as projects of the group OHO…

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