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Ivan Pinkava: Remains


Author: Ivan Pinkava, Petr Vaňous
Publisher: Arbor vitae
EAN: 9788074670015
ISBN: 978-80-87164-64-8
Description: 1x book, hardcover, 242 pages, Czech, English
Dimensions: 23.5 x 28.5 cm
Year of publication: 2012
Language: Czech, English

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The monographic book Remains presents the Czech photographer Ivan Pinkava (1961) in the full breadth of his photographic work with an emphasis on the last, current stage of his work. In addition to a number of full-page reproductions and an introductory essay by Petr Vaňous, the publication also contains an overview of the photographer’s entire work to date in a clear, chronologically ordered list. Over the course of almost thirty years, Ivan Pinkava has created his own unique visual language, which can be identified with his way of thinking about the world. His work is primarily a ruthless reference to the state of the human spirit in an individual of the so-called Western culture. He creates a series of theses about the identity and doubts of a person who goes through historical experiences – crises, ups and downs, in order to always return to the universally valid rules of human existence, the exact naming of which is beyond our capabilities. If these rules of naming with a word are deviated from, then on the contrary, the visual evocation, the photograph – the image, is often stronger and stronger. The monograph was published in English on the occasion of Pinkav’s exhibition at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, and for the Czech market it is supplemented with a Czech text insert.