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Lenka Klodová: Pregnant Songs
The woman, put on a pedestal by Western culture, is usually beautiful, naked and defenseless. Klodová argues against this ideal model of womanhood found in museums, galleries, advertisements and in European art history publications. Although Klodová demonstrates the absurdity of such presentations of womankind, her “ideal” is by no means an asexual woman warrior wearing blue stockings. The nakedness of a woman is not the opposite of freedom; motherhood is not the opposite of erotic desire and intellectual maturity., ..., From text by Martina Pachmanová , , Since 1999, Lenka Klodová has been investigating the theme of women through the sensitive material of the pornography industry. Fascinating are the variety of ideas anchored in that one theme, the simplicity of the material, and constant invention in the field of method. Lenka devotes herself with the same seriousness to sculptural work as to paper-cutting; her works range from monumental realizations, like Miluji (I Love, 2001) in Neratovice, to flat “sculptures” made out of cardboard dressed up in tailored clothes, but there are also samizdat mystifications and body performances. All these methods of creation mingle with and complement each other. The work with porno-magazines is developed further in the samizdat magazines, Bříza (Birches, 2000) and Komíny (Chimneys, 2001). The new magazine Krásné holky v akci (Beautiful Girls in Action, 2004) complements the Miluji installation by rendering it ironic; it is a photo-essay in which Lenka and her friends, Helenka and Lucie, work on this sculpture while dressed as prostitutes. Wearing high heels and workers’ goggles they hammer wedges into monumental stone blocks, move them with a crane and grind at them with a hand grinder. It was as if they were constructing an advertisement for their erotic service. That adds another slightly ticklish dimension to the multivalent outcry “I love,” and the photo-documentation shifts the realization of a sophisticated art work to the level of a student prank. This is not the first time that such self-irony, something that seems to undermine artwork’s seriousness, appears in Lenka’s work., ..., From text by Pavlína Morganová
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Léo Quievreux: CAH (le dernier cri)
15cm x 21 x 0,7 cm / 32p / sérigraphie 4 passages couleur / 200 ex
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Léo: Sag 4 (le dernier cri)
offset print / 15 x 22 x 0,7 cm / 32 pages
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Les Frères Guedin: Mémoires de Bâtards #2 (le dernier cri)
15 x 22 x 1 cm / 56p offset / cover three channel serigraphy / 1000 ex
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Louise Mot: Louise Mot
This catalogue for an exhibition by curator and painter Tomáš Lahoda called "Beauty, thy name is… L. Mot" introduces an anonymous artist whose identity Lahoda took great pains to keep secret. This artist, whose exhibition appeared all over Europe, works with Warholian appropriation. Instead of lithography, however, she makes whole series in distinct color variations, with thematic references to the avant-garde.
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Lukáš Jasanský, Martin Polák: Country Photography
88 pages of special print of photographs in stitched softback, 33 x 22,5 x 1 cm|Text: Pavel Vančát, Marek Pokorný|Translation: Jeffrey Buehler, Alice Ondruchová, Kateřina Štěpánková| Catalogue concept: Lukáš Jasanský, Martin Polák| Layout: Markéta Othová| ISBN: 80-239-1064-7|
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Lukáš Jasanský, Martin Polák: Village
Text: Jan Čep| Design: Lenka Jasanská| Size: 26 x 30 x 1 cm| 80 pages of special print on coated paper with photographs in sewn softback| ISBN: 80-86450-34-1 / Book of black and white photographs containing three cycles capturing slow creeping decline of Czech countryside. „Village“, „Thou our rural reconstruction!“ and „The old way“ are strange combination of humor and professional obsession in photography. Thats the way how photography becomes art without attribute of technology. (English and Czech)
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Markéta Othová, Pierre Daguin: French Connection
Co-project of Czech artist Markéta Othová and French artist Pierre Daguin. This publication is a presentation of one exhibition cycle in which Othová made black and white photos and Daguina color pictures. The whole thing was made through long-distance communication by both artists and the result is photographic twins, where the photos describe in detail two parallel worlds.
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Markéta Othová: Fire For Pockets!
Exceptional large-format publication detailing her black and white photo cycle of the same name. Six views on human surroundings that have forgotten their creators existence. However despite the short-sightedness these places would continue to be a part of their deepest core. This cycle was one of the first in a row of now known exhibition collections. Markéta Othová is currently one of the most distinct personalities of contemporary Czech art working in the medium of photography.
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Markéta Othová: I. Realized Projects 1994 – 2001
A small guide to Othová’s extensive photographic work, about which Tomáš Pospiszyl writes: "Her way of capturing a moment with her camera can remind us of a diary, as if a hidden camera had documented someone’s private life, creating images that are simultaneously intimate and impenetrable to the outsider. As with every diary description, we see how the simple fact of seeing can be emotional. We see that these shots of ordinary objects can hold information, atmosphere, even a sense of humor…"
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Martes Bathori: Pas de répit pour les zombis (le dernier cri)
21 x 29,7 x 1 cm / 49 pages offset + couv sérigraphie 6 pass. couleur / 1000ex
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Martin Zet: A Flower Bloomed From The Rose
The book as a part of the exhibition LABOR DAY. Text by Martin Zet with foreword by Miloš vojtěchovský.
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Martin Zet: FMZ!
Po anglickém knižním a japonském internetovém vydání se nabízí i českým čtenářům tato kniha krátkých empatických bolavých textů, na základě které byl sochař Martin Zet v roce 2003 pozván na prestižní Lahti International Writers' Reunion ve Finsku a v roce 2006 na SEGUNDO ENCUENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE POETAS v Salvádoru; tentokrát v jazyce, ve kterém byla napsána. Kniha vedle textu obsahuje 24 černobílých a 1 barevnou reprodukci.
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Martin Zet: Illumination
Light by Martin Zet
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Martin Zet: Intimissima
Drawings by Martin Zet
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