Fotograf Gallery

Karel Císař
— Photography after recession. Commentary on abstract photography

29. 4. 2011 at 6 pm

A tendency toward abstraction is apparent lately in photographs of highly-varied tendencies such as politically-motivated documentarism or, in contrast, supposedly indifferent neo-formalism. The joint basis of these opposite artistic orientations is meanwhile a common interest in formal reduction, in abstraction of photographs from other photographs and, finally, in abstraction of social and financial processes. The new understanding of the arcane term abstraction could also contribute to a revisionist reading of the history of abstract photography.


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