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Program

11 Oct 2012 - 14 Oct 2012

Svit Gallery at Frieze Frame

Czech gallery Svit will be representing the Czech Republic at this year's Frieze Art Fair with photographs by Lukáš Jasanský and Martin Polák. The project for Frame is based on a confrontation between the artists' recent work and earlier photographs taken at the beginning of their career. The early series ‘Television’ (1987–8) and ‘Drawings’ (1988) are commentaries on other media through the lens of photography while their recent series ‘Colour Photography’ (2010–12) is a kind of return to the classical photographic genre.

Opening Hours
Thursday 11 October 12 – 7pm
Friday 12 October 12 – 7pm
Saturday 13 October 12 – 7pm
Sunday 14 October 12 – 6pm

ABOUT LUKÁŠ JASANSKÝ AND MARTIN POLÁK
Since 1986, the work of Lukáš Jasanský and Martin Polák has been contributing to fundamentally
redefine the position of photography within contemporary Czech art. With intuitive intelligence,
obsessive stubbornness and firm roots in the dual nature of their doubled authorship, their work
resembles a multifaceted and never-ending dialogue in the style of a comedy duo, skilfully covered
by a cloak of seemingly passive reality, which lends their works a kind of Dadaist guilefulness. Their
project for Frame is based on a confrontation between their recent work and earlier photographs
taken at the beginning of their career. The early series ‘Television’ (1987–8) and ‘Drawings’ (1988)
are commentaries on other media through the lens of photography. At the same time, they also take
a deadpan, ironic view at the period of declining Communism (and declining Modernism), combining
Surrealist astonishment and conceptual principles. Their recent series ‘Colour Photography’ (2010–
12) is a kind of return to the classical photographic genre, warmly inviting the spectator to a world of
bizarre juxtapositions of nostalgically charged objects, letting fantasy get lost in loosely hinted
narratives.

More about SVIT: www.svitpraha.org
More about Frieze Art Fair: http://friezelondon.com/

Venue:

Frieze Art Fair, Booth R9, Regent's Park, London

Date

From: 11 Oct 2012
To: 14 Oct 2012

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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